Migrating to new computer

Maciej S. Szmigiero mail at maciej.szmigiero.name
Sat Apr 3 17:00:35 UTC 2021

Hi Neil,

On 03.04.2021 18:54, Neil Webster wrote:
> Hello,
> I am sure this ought to be quite simple but I am having a heck of a time figuring out how to migrate my password store from an old drive to a new SSD drive. I have moved the contents of the .password-store folder across and can see all of the *.gpg files. I exported the gpg keys using the old drive
> gpg --export-secret-keys --armor --output privkey.asc my at emailaddress.com
> and tried importing on the new drive using
> gpg --import privkey.asc
> When I try to access the password store using pass it says
> gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
> I have looked around on-line and can't find a good how-to for this common use case.
> Any help or pointers greatly appreciated.

And what does gpg -K say?
Did you try decrypting any password file manually using gpg (without pass)?

That's more of a GPG question than a pass one.

> Regards, Neil


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