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.PGP File Extension

File Type 1PGP Security Key

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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a PGP file?

Security key or digital signature file that verifies a user's identity; used for decrypting a file encrypted with Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) software; ensures that protected files can only be opened by authorized users.

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Programs that open PGP files
PGP Desktop
Other PGP Encryption software
PGP Desktop
Other PGP Encryption software
Updated 5/13/2009

File Type 2AutoCAD Program Parameters File

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This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.PGP File Association 2

File used by AutoCAD, an engineering design and documentation CAD application; contains external command definitions, which allow users to run custom commands in AutoCAD; can be used for running external programs and Windows commands through the AutoCAD interface; also used for defining aliases, or shortcuts, for commands with verbose syntax.

More Information

PGP files are stored by default in a file named acad.pgp. They are stored in plain text and contain commands in the following format:


Each command specifies the command alias, an executable to run, process flags, display prompt options, and a return code when the command finishes.

Programs that open PGP files
Autodesk AutoCAD 2017
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
Other text editor
Updated 9/8/2010

.PGP Extension Information

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