RVK file format description

Many people share .rvk files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .rvk file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .rvk files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.rvk - GnuPG Revocation Key File

The RVK data files are related to GnuPG. The RVK file is a GnuPG Revocation Key File. GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880. GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories.

Data files
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GnuPG Revocation Key File related extensions:
GnuPG Signature/Key
GnuPG Keybox File
Web of Trust Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .rvk file extension. Even harmful programs can create .rvk files. Be especially cautious with .rvk files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .rvk file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .rvk file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

evk, rbk, rck, rdk, rk, rkv, rv, rvl, rvm, rvo, vrk

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

BlackBerry RIM Development Key
AVEVA Plant Design Management System Model
Rkive Compressed Archive
Advance Design Results Backup
Project Snowblind Game Data
Muvee Reveal X Project

Operating systems

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