Recovering PGP Encrypted Files

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by astrorabbit, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. astrorabbit

    astrorabbit Registered Member

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    I recently ran across some .pgp files I encrypted about ten years ago. My keys and the computer they were on have long since ceased to exist. However, I DO remember my passphrase. Do I have any hope of recovering these files, or should I just give it up as a lost cause and free up the disk space? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    You don't only need your password but also your private key. If you don't have private key it will be impossible to re-create this key.
    You can generate new pair of keys and still use PGP (but with new keys and new fingerprint).
     
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