This article describes the steps to reconstruct your PGP Key using PGP Desktop. Beginning with version 9.7, PGP Desktop has new functionality which allows the user the ability to reconstruct a lost PGP key.
During the PGP Key Generation Assistant, you are prompted after entering the passphrase for your key to create 5 Security Questions for Key Reconstruction. You must enter an answer of at least 6 characters for each question. PGP Desktop requires you to successfully answer 3 of the 5 Security Questions for Key Reconstruction.
The following steps describe the process to create Security Questions for your key and to reconstruct your key using PGP Desktop.
|Note: If the questions displayed are not your questions, click the link for These are not my questions. The PGP Passphrase Assistant: Select Key to Reconstruct dialog box is displayed. Select the Key ID of the key you want to reconstruct and click Next.|