I'm trying to convince myself that I'm backing up my wallet correctly. I am told my private keys are in the wallet.dat file, but what is wallet.dat.gpg? It's not listed here.


The .gpg file extension is often used to indicate a GnuPG encrypted file. Somebody, or something, at some time, probably made an encrypted copy of your wallet.dat file and named it wallet.dat.gpg.

  • Well it wasn't me manually. I use bitcoin-qt. The wallet should be encrypted already (I have a padlock icon) so I don't understand where gpg comes into it. My question is who/what is the "somebody or something".
    – spraff
    Mar 6 '14 at 21:54

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