My friend's computer was not booting past the bios. He asked me to check it out. I tried to use a recovery USB but sadly chkdsk shows that there are way too many failing sectors on that disk.

Booting into Linux via a USB I can mount the HDD and extract some files. The main things he needs are some documents and his keys from Kleopatra (gpg4win).

Main question is: What files do I need to extract from the Windows FS so that he can import his keys on his new pc?

He knows the passwords for all his keys.


You'll need to back up the whole directory at %AppData%\gnupg. It contains all of their private keys (in private-keys-v1.d/) as well as any imported public keys.

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