This article describes how to encrypt files using Symantec Encryption Desktop (previously PGP Desktop) for Mac OS X.
Below are steps for encrypting files using PGP Zip.
PGP Zip is a feature that lets you put any combination of files and folders into an encrypted, compressed package for convenient transport or backup. You can encrypt a PGP Zip archive to a PGP key or to a passphrase for recipients who have Encryption Desktop.
Creating a PGP Zip:
To open a PGP Zip archive:
Encrypting a file using the Finder:
Decrypting a file using the Finder:
To decrypt a .pgp file, simply double click on it or Ctrl+click (or right click) and point to PGP and then click Decrypt/Verify. Enter the passphrase for the private key of one of the recipients listed. If the file was also signed, a verification window will appear. A decrypted version of the file will appear in the same directory as the encrypted file. Note that the encrypted file will also still exist.