[Gpg4win-users-en] Keyring in public location

Charly Avital shavital at mac.com
Mon Feb 15 15:37:46 CET 2010

On Dec 13, 2009, at 11:36 AM, martin f krafft wrote:

> Hello,
> I just installed GPG4Win 2.0.1 and was shocked to find it compiled
> with C:\Programs\GNU\GnuPG\pub as its HOME directory. This means
> that the private key of the first user using GPG on a system will be
> accessible by all other users.
> Is this a known issue (I could not find anything in the issue
> tracker), or a feature?
> Thanks,


"C:\Programs\GNU\GnuPG\pub" seems to point at the public keyring where the public key of the user would be stored, and not the user's private key.

But since I'm not a frequent Windows user, I might be wrong.


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