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Symantec Encryption Desktop compability with old version of pgp

Created: 15 Mar 2013 • Updated: 15 Mar 2013 | 3 comments
HolyRoyal's picture

Warm greetings all. How to access local  folder encrypted by the old version of PGP( version 8.0) to access it with SED?

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Tom Mc's picture

You would do it the same way.  If that isn't working, please explain what you are doing, and the result of this attempt.  Of course, if you encrypted the folder and/or its files to a public key, you must have retained the necessary private key for your new installation.

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PGP_Ben's picture

Warm greetings all. How to access local  folder encrypted by the old version of PGP( version 8.0) to access it with SED?

I assume that you mean netshare? Are you certain that it was PGP version 8.0? That is really quite an old version and I don't belive we even supported Netshare at that time. Or was it 9.8? Or were you using the old PGP Disk method (aka Virtual Disk)?

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sven_frank's picture

@Ben: You are correct Netshare got Introduced with Version 9.5

Regarding the Keyring when you still have it as *.pkr & *.skr just add it as a second Keyring in SED (any version should simply work). As soon you have done this and you still know hte passphrase it should simply work by mounting the drive:

With 8.x the only options which are "similar":

PGP Virtual Disk 

8.x didn't have WDE,Netshare, PGP Zip in is current kind but it should be all readable with the current version when the Correct Key Material is added into the game. 

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