File Extension PGP

  • Full name
    Pretty Good Privacy Encrypted Format
  • Developer
    PGP
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a PGP file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PGP file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PGP file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

Programs which can open a PGP file

How to open file with PGP extension?

In order to open a file with PGP extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening PGP file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with PGP files, follow the instructions below.
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Install PGP Desktop or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening PGP files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support PGP files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of PGP files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.


Set PGP Desktop as the default program for opening PGP files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate PGP files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the PGP Desktop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where PGP Desktop has been installed.

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Check the section that lists most common problems with PGP files

Sometimes problems with opening PGP files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • PGP files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open PGP files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • PGP file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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