Encrypting & Decrypting files

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23 Jan, 2012 09:35 PM

I just installed GPG (20111224) on a newer MacBook Air with Lion.
I am not interested in mail encryption, I want to encrypt and decrypt files and send as attachments.
I can encrypt and decrypt my own messages fine.
But when I try to decrypt a file sent to me, right click, and choose services, decrypt, I just get a message, “no decryptable data was found” But the file was made with this program. At the top of the message is the header,
------BEGIN MESSAGE----- Version: GnuPGP v2.0.17 (MingW32)

That is followed by the encrypted data.

Furthermore, I can't open and copy a file that I have encrypted because when I click on it it is immediately is decrypted and then opened. I can't copy the encrypted version. If I use textEdit and choose open, the message does open, but it is not the properly encrypted format. It is just random garbage with no “Begin” and “End” message as is usual with an encrypted PGP message.

Would someone please explain.

  1. 1 Posted by Nicole on 24 Jan, 2012 05:20 PM

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    Dale -

    I think you intended this report for gpgtools.lighthouseapp.com. You've submitted this to the support forum for Lighthouse, the web application that GPGTools is using for their issue reporting.

    Sorry for the confusion,

  2. Nicole closed this discussion on 24 Jan, 2012 05:20 PM.

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