My laptop got broken recently (I had Ubuntu on it), and I've backups of my files on external HDD. The problem is that my new laptop has Windows 8 on it and I don't feel like switching to Ubuntu on it just yet. Is there a way to restore my precious audio and video files to my new computer (all backup files are on GPG-format)?
Setting up Duplicity on Windows may be somewhat involved. This guy has some instructions; you may be able to skip setting up some of the dependencies (pexpect, SSH) which are needed for making remote backups.
If I recall correctly, the command to restore is
duplicity restore file:///path/to/backup /path/to/restore/to
You can then access the restored files in that directory.
If you're not familiar with the command line, it would be easier to boot the computer off a live CD, and use
duplicity or Déjà-Dup from Linux to restore the files onto your Windows partition.