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I just found my pubring.gpg and secring.gpg files, which I created for experimenting purposes years ago. I also know, in ascii, my public key. Because I can't remember how I generated my keys and what program I used, I actually don't know how to make use of these files. I remember my passphrase as well.

So, how can I make use of these files? Is there a concise guide for this? Is there a convenient GUI program under windows to handle these?


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I think you can install gpg (Gnu Privacy Guard) and then drop those two files into the directory where gpg stores them by default. In XP this is C:\Documents and Settings\UserProfile\Application Data\gnupg. I believe I've moved my keys to a different machine using this method.

Have a look at this tutorial, It should get you started.

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