[Gpg4win-users-en] Where shouldb the personal `gnupg` folder be?

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at gnupg.org
Mon Feb 28 09:06:00 CET 2022


On Saturday 26 February 2022 01:16:56 CET Xi Shen wrote:
> According to https://www.gpg4win.org/doc/en/gpg4win-compendium_28.html, the
> personal `gnupg` folder on Windows 11 should be at "%AppData%/gnupg". But
> on my system, it is at "%LocalAppData%/gnupg".

This is still true. The %LocalAppData% folder is fairly new and contains only 
some socket files for interprocess communication. All data files which should be 
backuped etc. are under %AppData%

> I installed Gpg4win with default settings and I did not change any
> configuration settings related to where to store the personal data.
> Is it a recent change? Is it possible to configure it to use
> "%AppData%/gnupg"?

It is possible to change the homedir through registry or environment variables 
but if you are on defaults that should not be needed to have it under 

Can you please call "gpgconf --list-dirs" on the command line in windows, this 
will show you where the homedir is.

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