Subsequent to the last post, I got an update notification... something I had not seen before, a blue icon on the kicker panel. Anyway I installed it, and saw "kgpg" amid the text scrolling by. So I thought it had installed the needed folder.
But I searched the file system with no luck.
The only thing that is different now, is that when I click on kgpg encrytion tool, a padlock icon bouces around for a few mintutes, trying to open something, then disappears.