I am a very recent user of PGP, GnuPG and Gpg4win.
I created and published a key in another (Windows) computer, and backed up the *-ownertrust-gpg.key, *-public-gpg.key and *-secret-gpg.key files, imagining that that would be enough to reuse it in a new computer or installation (perhaps I was mistaken, and this is one of my questions).
I actually don’t remember for sure that the previous computer was using Gpg4win, but I think that is likely.
Now I am at a new computer with Gpg4win, and have placed those files under \gnupg in my Windows user home directory. However they keys do not seem to be recognized. This is what I get:
GPG Passphrase: **********
*gpg: WARNING: “–no-use-agent” is an obsolete option - it has no effect
gpg: no default secret key: No secret key
gpg: signing failed: No secret key
(I am using this to sign Mavan artifacts, so Gpg4win is being run by Maven.)
So my questions are the following: will I be able to reuse these keys if I have only those files and, if so, how can I do it?