A gpg file extension is related to the GNU Privacy Guard a software for encrypt and sign case sensitive data. A gpg file stores public keyring for decryption protected files.

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GPG file extension - GNU Privacy Guard public keyring

What is gpg file? How to open gpg files?

File type specification:

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

The gpg file extension is used by GNU Privacy Guard. GnuPG allows users to encrypt and sign their data and communication with OpenPGP standard also used by Pretty Good Privacy.

The gpg files contain security key, which is used to decrypt encrypted files created with the GNU privacy Guard.

The default software associated to gpg file type:

Free Software Foundation, Inc. logo GNU Privacy Guard  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Free Software Foundation, Inc.

GnuPG is the GNU project's complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880 . GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key managment system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories.

Free Software Foundation, Inc. logo GNU Privacy Guard for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Free Software Foundation, Inc.

GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories. 

GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications.

GNU Privacy Guard for Linux icon

Free Software Foundation, Inc. logo GNU Privacy Guard for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  Free Software Foundation, Inc.

GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available. Version 2 of GnuPG also provides support for S/MIME.

Help how to open GPG files:

Use GNU Privacy Guard to open *.gpg public keyring files.

How to convert file with extension GPG:

As far as we know, this .gpg file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .gpg file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open gpg file, edit gpg file, convert gpg file, view gpg file, play gpg file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the gpg files.

  • Open gpg file
  • Create gpg file
  • Others gpg file

Software that open gpg file - GNU Privacy Guard public keyring

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