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Password Safe XML import not working

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Anonymous
2012-10-14
2012-11-19

  • Anonymous
    2012-10-14

    I am currently running Password Safe V3.29.  I use the option "File, Export To, XML Format" to create an XML export file.  I then use KeePass 2.20.1 and try to import the file using "File, Import, Password Safe XML".  KeePass runs into the following error:

    "The '<' character, hexadecimal value 0x3C, cannot be included in a name. Line 26, position 19."

    This interrupts the import.  Is this a bug in the software or am I doing something wrong?

     
  • Dominik Reichl
    Dominik Reichl
    2012-10-14

    It's a bug in Password Safe v3.29; it creates invalid XML files. Open the XML file using a text editor and search for start tags that are missing an ending '>'. For example, a '>' must be appended after "<DefaultUsername".

     
  • Dominik Reichl
    Dominik Reichl
    2012-10-14

    I've now enhanced the Password Safe XML importer; KeePass tries to fix the broken XML files exported by Password Safe 3.29 automatically.

    Here's the latest development snapshot for testing:
    http://keepass.info/filepool/KeePass_121014.zip

    Best regards
    Dominik