This article provides step by step instructions on how to move the PGP keyring folder from its default location.
This article details the steps to relocate the PGP keyring folder from its default location in Windows. PGP Keys is the feature of PGP Desktop you use to create and maintain your keypair(s) and the public keys of other PGP Desktop users.
Besides making backup copies of your keys, you should be especially careful about where you store your private key. Even though your private key is protected by a passphrase that only you should know, it is possible that someone could discover your passphrase and then use your private key to decipher your email or forge your digital signature. For instance, somebody could look over your shoulder and watch the keystrokes you enter or intercept them on the network or even over the Internet.
Your private and public keys are stored in separate keyring files. You can copy them to another location on your hard drive or to a diskette. By default, the private keyring (secring.skr) and the public keyring (pubring.pkr) are stored along with the other program files in your PGP folder; you can save your backups in any location you like.
To move your PGP keyring folder:
NOTE: Changing the keyring folder location is not supported with Windows secure folders, such as C:\Windows or C:\Program Files.