.PGP File Extension

.PGP File Extension

File Type 1

PGP Security Key

Developer Symantec
Popularity
2.8  |  27 Votes
Category Misc Files
Format N/A

What is a PGP file?

A PGP file is a security key or digital signature that verifies a user's identity. It is used to decrypt a file encrypted by Pretty Good Privacy software. PGP files ensure that only authorized users can open protected files.

More Information

Pretty Good Privacy is an encryption program used to encrypt and decrypt emails, texts, directories, and other files. When encrypting and decrypting files, Pretty Good Privacy uses a variety of public and private security keys. Private keys are saved in PGP files.

While Symantec owns pretty Good Privacy, an open standard version of Pretty Good Privacy, called OpenPGP, is used by other encryption software. Therefore, some PGP files may be created by an encryption program other than Pretty Good Privacy.

How do I open a PGP file?

PGP files are not meant to be opened. Instead, they are meant to be used by Pretty Good Privacy and other encryption software to encrypt and decrypt files. Refer to your encryption software's documentation for instructions on how to use your PGP file.

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Programs that open PGP files

Windows
Other Pretty Good Privacy encryption software
Mac
Other Pretty Good Privacy encryption software
Updated June 8, 2021
File Type 2

AutoCAD Program Parameters File

Developer Autodesk
Popularity
2.8  |  9 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format Text

What is a PGP file?

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:

command,[executable],flags[,[*]prompt[,return_code]]

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

Windows
Included with OS
Included with OS
Updated September 8, 2010

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