Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .pgp

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .pgp file?
  • Which program can create the .pgp file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .pgp format?
  • What can convert .pgp files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .pgp extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

PGP Security Signature/Key .pgp file icon

PGP Security Signature/Key

PGP file is a PGP Security Signature/Key. PGP, which stands for Pretty Good Privacy, is a widely available encryption program that lets you protect files and electronic mail.
Category: Data files
Application: PGP
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/pgp
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Certificate File
Key Database File
PKCS #12 Data File
Certificate Revocation List
PKCS #7 Encrypted Message
Microsoft Serialized Certificate Store
PKCS7 Signature
GnuPG Signature/Key

Other types of files may also use the .pgp file extension. If you have helpful information about .pgp extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

C64 Printfox/Pagefox Document
STK Propagator File
FreePascal Source Code
STK Great Arc Propagator File
Programmer's Notepad Workspace
Sony PSP Firmware Update Image
Proton Basic Compiler Library
Gofer Project
PowerGREP Library

The .pgp filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

pg (16), pbp (12), pvp (6), pp (6), php (6), gpp (6), ppg (6), gp (5), pgl (5), ptp (4), pfp (3), lgp (3), pnp (2), prp (1)

Can't open a .pgp file?

If you want to open a .pgp file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .pgp association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.pgp

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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