Specify OpenPGP compression method


  • EFT 7.2.9.x and v7.3.6 and later

EFT v8.0 and later store Advanced Properties in a JSON file. When you upgrade from EFT v7.4.x to EFT v8, the non-default settings that you have defined in the registry will be added to the Advanced Properties file during upgrade. (Default settings become part of the EFT configuration files.) For a more on how to use advanced properties, and a spreadsheet of the advanced properties, please refer to the "Advanced Properties" topic in the help for your version of EFT.


The following registry setting can be used to specify the OpenPGP compression method. This advanced property allows you to default back to the legacy setting of "ZLIB." 

Acceptable values are "ZIP","ZLIB". The string values are case-insensitive. Values other than these will result in no compression taking place.

In EFT v8 and later:

Add the name:value pair to the AdvancedProperties.JSON file in EFT's \ProgramData\ directory as described in the "Advanced Properties" topic in the online help for your version of EFT.

PGPCompressionMethod": ZIP

In versions prior to v8.0:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\GlobalSCAPE Inc.\EFT Server 7.2\


Value name: PGPCompressionMethod

Default Value: ZIP

Maximum Length: 255 characters

Cached: yes

Backup/Restore: yes