[Gpg4win-users-en] gpg4win problems--related? (explorer crash, enigmail cannot find enigmime)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Mar 24 09:42:32 CET 2014

Hi Neial,

On Sunday 23 March 2014 at 07:16:47, Neil (mail filter) wrote:
> Previously I was using GnuPG v1.4.9 and Enigmail on Windows 7
> Ultimate (x64) with no problems, so my initial setup should be good
> (public/private keys exist, GPG home directory set, etc).  I
> uninstalled 1.4.9 and installed gpg4win v2.2.1 (validity confirmed
> by GPG signature and sha1sum).

sometimes, some remains from old install will throw the new installation off.
(There are too many ways this can go wrong on windows, this is why the 
developers cannot just cope with all cases gracefully in code.)

Try a command line operation to see if your crypto backend is set up okay.
E.g.  gpg2 --list-keys
gpg2 --list-secret-keys
gpg2 --clearsign x.txt

If this does not work, try to remove registry keys related to gnupg.
One fallback approach can be to backup all your data, remove everything gnupg 
and gpg4win from the machine: registry keys, home directory, etc.
And then do a fresh install and import your public and secret certificates
and trust base again.

> The first problem is that, after the install, all of the gpg4win
> Windows shell extensions that I've tried so far (ex: "Sign and
> encrypt", etc) cause Explorer to stop responding/crash.  I've
> repeatedly uninstalled and reinstalled using the defaults, but still
> the shell extensions cause a crash.
> The second, possibly-related problem is that after the upgrade
> Enigmail says it can't find the Enigmime service.  Uninstalling,
> reinstalling, and the other suggestions I've seen don't help, and I
> don't see anything jump out at me from the logs, so I'm wondering if
> some core component that all these tools rely is not installed properly.

May or may not be related. You should assume they are related unless you get 
now info.


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