[Gpg4win-users-en] Checking certificates (was unknown key)

eMyListsDDg emylistsddg at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 21:58:23 CEST 2013

Hello Mr Reiter,

many thanks for your prompt reply and help. i corrected the error with your help.


> Hi Bill,

> On Monday 24 June 2013 at 22:46:26, eMyListsDDg wrote:
>> gpg2.exe --check-sigs

>> is returning this:
>>    "3 signatures not checked due to missings keys"

> your case is different to Bob's.

>> when i updated to win7 i copied the gnupg dir of files to gnupg dir.

>> trusted keys are found, but with this error message do i need to "certify"
>> the keys again or what?

> You are trying to verify the signatures on your certificate and are missing
> some certificates from people that have singed your certificate. 
> This is not a problem, usually. You can just find out which certs it is
> missing and try to fetch them. Try --list-sigs and --recv-keys.

> From the Gnupg Manual: 
> http://gnupg.org/documentation/manuals/gnupg/Operational-GPG-Commands.html
> --list-keys
>   List all keys from the public keyrings, or just the keys given on the
> command line.
> --list-sigs
>   Same as --list-keys, but the signatures are listed too.
> --check-sigs
>   Same as --list-sigs, but the signatures are verified.

Key fingerprint = DB4D 251B FE8A BDCD 2BE4  E889 13F1 78D0 A386 B32B

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