PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Windows Recovery Disk Images (10.2.1)


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This article contains the PGP Desktop 10.2.1 for Windows Recovery Disks for PGP Whole Disk Encryption including all Maintenance Packs (MP).



Warning: When decrypting a disk using the recovery disk, please confirm you are using the correct recovery disk for your version of PGP Desktop.  Recovery disks work only with the version of PGP Desktop installed.  For example, if you attempt to use a PGP Desktop 9.12 recovery disk to decrypt a disk protected with PGP Desktop 10.2.1 MP2, any data on the PGP Whole Disk Encrypted 10.2.1 MP2 disk will be unrecoverable.

The recovery disk image ISO file can also be found on a computer with the same version of PGP Desktop installed.  As with downloading the images, be sure to take the ISO file from a computer with the same version as the computer you are trying to recover.

The location on an installed PGP Desktop client is:

  • C:\Program Files\PGP Corporation\PGP Desktop\bootg.iso  (32-bit computers)
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\PGP Corporation\PGP Desktop\bootg.iso (64-bit computers)


Caution: Once you have started to decrypt a disk or partition using a recovery disc or diskette, do not stop the decryption process.  Depending on the size of the disk being decrypted, this process can take a extended period of time.  A faster way to decrypt the drive is to use another system that has the same version of PGP Desktop installed and decrypt the disk by authenticating the disk using PGP Desktop interface.

Click here for an article on how to create a bootable recovery disk.


Note: PGP Desktop 10.2.1 MP4 was a Mac OS X release only.




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