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HOW TO: Create a PGP Self-Decrypting Archive in PGP Desktop 9.x


Article ID: 180155


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This answer provides step-by-step instructions for creating a self-decrypting archive.

Create a PGP Self-Decrypting Archive

  1. Right-click the item (a file or folder) that will become the SDA, point to PGP Desktop, then click Add "<item>" to new PGP Zip...
  2. If desired, drag and drop more items into the large box, then click Next:
  3. Select the option labeled PGP Self-Decrypting Archive, then click Next:
  4. Create and confirm a passphrase, then click Next:
  5. Type (or browse to) a save location and file name, then click Next:
  6. When your PGP Zip is secure, click Finish:
  7. The result is a PGP Self-Decrypting Archive file that looks something like this: