[Gpg4win-users-en] How do I encrypt symmetrically?

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Jan 28 11:03:40 CET 2009

On Freitag, 23. Januar 2009, Anssi Porttikivi wrote:
>  In GPG4Win package 1.3 there is a "File manager". I drag a file to
> it. I choose (somewhat unintuitively) File / Symmetric and it makes an
> encrypted copy of the file.
> But how do I unencrypt that? Dragging the encrypted file to File
> manager and choosing "File / Symmetric" does not undo the encryption,
> and all the "Encrypt" commands are greyed out.

I am unsure, but I think this is GPGee, 
which will be replaced in Gpg4win2 with GpgEX.
(GpgEx is more integrated with the development environment
and other components of Gpg4win2.)

http://gpgee.excelcia.org/ says it can detect the right operation
on "decrypt". So maybe you can try it? (Just a wild guess.)
A hackish solution would be to use gpg.exe on the command line.

GpgEX does not have a symmetric function for encryption files yet, 
what is your use case for it?


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