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.GPG File Extension

File TypeGNU Privacy Guard Public Keyring

DeveloperFree Software Foundation
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CategoryMisc Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a GPG file?

A GPG file is a security key used to decrypt an encrypted file generated by GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG), a file encryption program. The secure format is based on the OpenPGP standard defined by RFC2440, the same standard Pretty Good Privacy (.PGP) files use.

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NOTE: Unlike PGP software, GnuPG is a free program.

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Programs that open GPG files
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Updated 10/4/2016

.GPG Extension Information

This page contains information about the file extension GPG and its known file associations. Our goal is to help you understand what a *.gpg file is and how to open it.

The GNU Privacy Guard Public Keyring file type, file format description, and programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and do not publish any information we have not verified.

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