Cannot open a file saved with PGP anymore

asked 2020-11-06 09:51:32 +0200

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I saved a file (calc, .ods) with my PGP key. My computer runs Windows 10. I used to be able to open it.

Now, when I open the file, libreoffice is asking for a password, while it should try to use the PGP key then ask for the passphrase. If I enter my passphrase, it doesn't work and display "wrong password".

Since last time I opened it, as far as I know, few elements changed : update of Windows (update number 2004, revert not allowed by my company), the version of libreoffice (but I don't remember with which version I managed to open it last time), and the location of the file, indeed, my company changed domain, so my user changed.

Thank you!

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Do you mean to log into your computer you use a different user-id? If so, the user PGP key is different. Or also, depending on how the update was done (update-while-running or installation from scratch), the PGP key may have been regenerated. Usually, this implies some UUID which contains the current time!

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-11-06 10:12:42 +0200 )edit