This article details how to create a PGP key using Symantec Encryption Desktop (previously PGP Desktop) for Windows.
PGP Keys are essential to the use of Encryption Desktop, it is important to backup your keys by either exporting the key(s) them to a file and storing in a secure location, or by using the backup feature provide within Encryption Desktop (see the Backup option within PGP Options).
Note: Enter a passphrase that is not easy to guess, but do not enter a passphrase easily forgotten. If you forget the passphrase to a key, any Email or file encrypted to the key will remain encrypted and appear as cipher text.
Create a Keypair
Use the following steps, if you skipped the PGP Key Assistant keypair creation during installation, or if you would like to create a new keypair.
Caution: After the key is created, consider backing up your private key to a safe location. Your private key is very important and losing it could have catastrophic consequences once you have data that is encrypted to it. For more information, see article TECH149508.