I created a simple free tier EC2 instance on AWS.
I'm trying to connect to it via SSH on my Windows 10 computer.
I downloaded the key before creating the instance, and stored it in a folder E:\folder
I installed the SSH client and server features on Win10.
The problem: I cannot resolve the permissions issues on my key.
I've googled and checked about 100 links now on the proper way to set up the permissions on my key file, but with everything I've tried, I always get "bad permissions" or "invalid format" accompanied by "Permission denied (publickey)."
Something is wrong with the permissions. I tried CHMOD even with cygwin but it hasn't resolved the issue.
I'm sure I'm missing the simplest thing but I've been racking my brain for a long while now and would really appreciate any assistance.
Thank you kindly,