I use Password safe on both windows and ubuntu. I store my psafe3 file on
dropbox, which allows me to automatically sync the files. I have also
installed the dropbox app so the file is accessible on the phone in dropbox.
Is there a way to either navigate to that file or asscociate the psafe3 file
with Passwdsafe so it opens automatically?
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Dropbox doesn't appear on my file list, how can I add it.
From the looks of the dropbox application this would be possible if dropbox
would allow the .psafe3 file type. I don't think this request is a SourceForge
request. I have posted this to dropbox in their votebox application. If you
also would like this please vote on the idea at
I installed the dropox app on my droid running 2.1 and when I click the file,
the system detects the correct app, and asks for my password. I enter the
password, hit OK and get the following
error..."org.pwsafe.lib.exception.MemoryKeyException: memory key generation
Since Dropbox was opening a file directly and not going through the file list
screen, some initialization code was not being executed. It will be executed
now. In the mean time, just open the PasswdSafe app to get to the file list
screen and then switch to Dropbox to open.
Fixed in release 2.1.1.
Is there a way to sync without using dropbox? Since I've got some sensitive
work passwords in there I can't use a third party app that puts my stuff on a
server somewhere. If I understand correctly, that means I need to copy the
file back to my desktop if I make changes on the droid, and vice versa if I
change it at the desktop. If I screw up and change both before I transfer any
files, I'll have to do some manual re-entering. Does that sound about right?
Currently only Dropbox is really available for syncing, though any other
program that syncs should work as well. The Windows Password Safe programs has
compare and merge capabilities, so you could always mount the SD card in
Windows and use the program to merge the two databases.
I've tried several times to synchronize and keep failing. Maybe I just don't
understand these newfangled gadgets. I'm copying pwsafe.psafe3 from my droid
to a folder on my computer, then saving pwsafe.psafe3 as pwsafe2.psafe3 to the
same folder and attempting to sync using BeyondCompare. The files are
I guess what I should be doing is saving the password files as straight text
and then synchronizing them. Or I could just keep saving them as psafe3 files
and calling them droid.psafe3, homecomputer.psafe3, and workcomputer.psafe3.
Is that basically how it ought to be done? I was operating on the assumption
that it was possible to combine these files into one psafe3 file so I wouldn't
have to deal with three files, but maybe I'm not on the right page.
Okay, never mind. I finally discovered the "merge" option. I'm chastised.
If there are any other syncing applications besides BusyBox that can sync
files from Android to a PC, let me know. Perhaps there is one which syncs over
USB and not over the network. With BusyBox, the main issue was setting up the
file associations so the app was started when you clicked on the file.
The one we use here is BeyondCompare but it's not automatic. It compares the
two folders, points out the newer ones, and then syncs on command. My big
problem was when I said "sync" I really meant "merge" in PasswordSafe
parlance. I'm only keeping one psafe3 file on my droid, one on my work pc and
one at home. Now that I've found the merge function I just open workpc.psafe3
on my work pc, merge droid.psafe3 with it (usb hookup) and then save
workpc.psafe3 on my droid as droid.psafe3. Only takes a few seconds. I don't
need to synchronize several safes and actually it never occurred to me there
might be more than one or two safes running around. I can't think of a reason
to have so many of them that synchronizing becomes an issue. Now that I've
gotten the hang of keeping the files up to date with each other I've deleted
all the other psafe3 files except for the routine backups.
First, thanks a lot for the port of Password Safe to Android. I have installed
it on my Asus Eee Transformer yesterday. I cannot manage to have my psafe3
file opened into Password Safe from within Dropbox. I guess it is something
possible, I simply do not know how to do this (I want to avoid the fastidious
copying onto the SD card). Ypur help will be appreciated. Thanks. Bruno.
Which version of Dropbox and PasswdSafe are you using? The latest
Dropbox was not working with 3.7.0 of PasswdSafe. Version 3.7.2,
however, should work fine.
Typically, if you see the .psafe3 file in Dropbox you should be able
to just click on it to open the file. What is the name of the file
you are trying to open? Do you get a message indicating that there is
no app installed which can open the file?
I am running 3.13.0 of passwdsafe on a Nexus 7. It works fine with the .dat
file in dropbox, but it does not seem to recognize a .psafe3 file. I've tried
both navigating to the file and also clicking on it in dropbox. Thoughts?
I would like to install the app on a Nook Tablet, but it will not install from
Google Play or Android Market. Perhaps, the tablet does not meet some OS
requirement? I don't know. But, it would be great if I could find a workaround
to get it working. If you have any ideas in this regard, I would appreciate
hearing them. Thanks. mp
There is an app permission to write to the filesystem. Perhaps the Nook
doesn't allow that for some reason.
I found this web page, http://ebooks.mysterylovers.com/ive-got-nook-
tablet, which may
help. I uploaded the latest .apk file to https://sourceforge.net/projects/pas
swdsafe/files/releases/ which you can download to the tablet instead of the reader mentioned
in the first link.
I have a nexus 7 with Dropbox and this is were the main file for my passwords resides but I need help to link it to password safe. I can see the file but no extension and when tapping on it drop box does not recognize it or start password safe. I'm running Android 4.2.2. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
The PasswdSafe app hooks into files ending in .psafe3 or .dat with Dropbox. So, make sure your file has one of those extensions when you add it from your PC or wherever. Or, try renaming it in your Dropbox account.
One caveat is that Dropbox (and Google Drive) support is a little sketchy at the moment. The file opened from the Dropbox app will be readonly as their app no longer has built-in support for file syncing if you update it on the nexus.
Your best bet is to use an app like Dropsync to sync files from Dropbox onto the phone. Then use PasswdSafe to open the file from the synced folder.
Dropbox doesn't appear on my file list, how can I add it
Denny, have you installed the PasswdSafe Sync companion app? The Sync app actually syncs with Dropbox and then provides the files to the main PasswdSafe app.