.SKR File Extension

PGP Private Keyring

Developer Symantec
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What is an SKR file?

An SKR file is a private keyring created by PGP Desktop Home, data encryption software used to secure a user's confidential digital information. It contains ASCII private keys used for decrypting PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encrypted files.

More Information

When PGP encrypts files PKR (public keyring) and SKR (private keyring) files are created to store the keys, or passphrase, used to decrypt the encrypted files. In Windows, these keyring files are stored in the "PGP" folder of your "My Documents" folder.

NOTE: PGP Desktop Home is no longer developed.

Common SKR Filenames

secring.skr - The default name given to SKR files (PKR files are named pubring.pkr by default).

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Programs that open SKR files

PGP Desktop Home or other compatible PGP application
PGP Desktop Home or other compatible PGP application

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