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# Use Enigmail with Cryptophane

Today I set up a GPG installation on a Windows 7 machine and I ran in to a problem. My problem was that Thunderbirds extension Enigmail, didn’t recognize the Cryptophane frontend. Cryptophane is a Windows frontend which makes the handling of keys, en- and decryption of files very easy for everybody. When I tried to make mail encryption work in Thunderbird, I got the following error message:

```Unable to locate GnuPG executable in the PATH.
Make sure you have set the GnuPG executable path correctly in the OpenPGPG Preferences.

Failed to initialise Enigmail.
Send unencrypted message?```

## How to fix?

First I thought, I had to use another GPG frontend which would work with Enigmail, but in the preferences of Enigmail, there was a lot easier solution.

1. open Thunderbird
2. open OpenPGP -> Preferences
3. mark “override with”
4. click “Browse” and find your Cryptophane installation directory (for example: C:\Program Files\Cryptophane\GnuPG\gpg.exe)

Done!

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