When trying to decrypt a file with PGP Command Line, you receive error -1073741819 and decryption fails.
EXIT CODE = -1073741819
This error is caused by an incorrect syntax of the decrypt command when using the --output switch. By placing the --output switch not at the end of the command, the command will fail.
C:\Program Files\PGP Corporation\PGP Command Line\pgp.exe --decrypt --input "D:\Folder\h837.20120613.13996.pgp" --passphrase "Passphrase Removed" --output "D:\Folder2\h837.20120613.13996" --recipient firstname.lastname@example.org --verbose
To resolve this issue use the --output switch at the end of the decrypt command.
pgp.exe --decrypt --input D:\Folder\h837.20120613.13996.pgp --passphrase "your password" --recipient email@example.com --verbose --output D:\Folder2\h837.20120613.13996
Operating System: Windows 2003 SP2
Version: PGP Command Line 9.5.2 and above
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