troubleshooting Question

Using gpg4win to encrypt with batch file

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I have an OpenPGP Key Pair that was being used in CuteFTP to encrypt files. I need to automate encrytion of files and to my knowledge, CuteFTP will only encrypt using the GUI interface.

So, after reading some old posts here on EE, I decided to download gpg4Win in hopes to be able first, import
the existing key pair, and then be able to run a batch file to encrypt files.

I attempted to import the key pair into Kleopatra but ran into some issues. Firstly, the .ASC file includes the public key and the private key. Is this a problem for gpg4win?
I'm not sure of this is causing problems for me but when I imported, only the private key was succesfully added. I tried to delete the key and start over however,
I received an error that the public key was not signed.

1. Will I be able to encrypt from a batch file with gpg4Win, barring I import the keys correctly?

2. Should I be able to import this key pair in the current format- both public and private keys together in one .ASC file?

Looking for some insight, I'm new to pgp.

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