File Extension Library

.SKR File Extension

  • Developer by: Symantec
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SKR file?

.SKR file extension is created by Symantec. .SKR has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .SKR file is Text.

.SKR is PGP Private Keyring

An SKR file is a private keyring created by PGP Desktop Home, data encryption software used to secure a user's confidential digital information. It contains ASCII private keys used for decrypting PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encrypted files.

When PGP encrypts files PKR (public keyring) and SKR (private keyring) files are created to store the keys, or passphrase, used to decrypt the encrypted files. In Windows, these keyring files are stored in the "PGP" folder of your "My Documents" folder.

NOTE: PGP Desktop Home is no longer developed.

Common SKR Filenames

secring.skr - The default name given to SKR files (PKR files are named pubring.pkr by default).

How to Open .SKR file on different platforms

Open .SKR File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SKR
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SKR file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SKR files" Press "Ok"

Open .SKR File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SKR file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SKR File on Linux

Right click on the .SKR file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SKR File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SKR file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SKR File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SKR files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SKR files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SKR files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SKR file format
  2. You need to check the .SKR file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)