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Just installed Gpg-4win-Light 2.1.0 for the first time. How do I save someone else's pgp key so that I can find and import it?

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i suppose they save it and send it to you, possibly by email. they would save it not you, and they may have saved it as ascii, or non ascii(binary i suppose). you'd then import it. but point is, they save it. how to import it i'm not sure off hand but i suppose there's some import option in the program. and maybe there are other ways for them to send you their key or you to get it but i'm not familiar with that. they can email it though –  barlop Jun 22 '12 at 1:21
I have it in an email. Just can't figure out how to save it so that I cam import it. Tried saving it to Notepad, Word document, etc. When I click Import, it can't locate it. My first attempt using this program for encrypting and can't get past this hurdle. –  Cheese Grits Jun 22 '12 at 2:01
I installed gpg4win a while back, it makes a shortcut called kleopatra windows-secrets.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/…, there's a big button in it called "import" as you see in that pic. You want to point to a file.On my machine form some time back,I see files with keys in 2 formats .asc and .gpg e.g. a.asc and a.gpg If you look at them in notepad,a.asc has the text "BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK" and characters between ascii 1-127 (nothing foreign).If I open a.gpg in notepad,I see foreign characters. If I recall right,either format is fine to import –  barlop Jun 22 '12 at 15:43
I actually meddled with the cmd line one months ago , first to figure it out before playing with the gui.. If you ever get time to take that route and decide to do it, here are 2 tutorials that may be useful davinciplanet.com/pgp-file-encryption-using-gnupg and glump.net/howto/gpg_intro –  barlop Jun 22 '12 at 16:22
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