#657 Last Modified, Password Modified should be set on creation

Mitch Ames

The "Last Modified" and "Password Modified" fields should be set when an entry is created. (Eg, as is the case with Modified Date on a file in Windows.) At version 3.28, these fields are only set when the entry is modified AFTER first creation. Thus, for example, I can't sort by password age to find all my older passwords (to change them) - because the one's that have been set once but never changed have no date, regardless of whether the password is one day old or one year old.


  • DrK

    Implemented at revision 4843 and will be in the next release.

    Extract from the updated ReleaseNotes:

    If the Record Last Modified and Password Modified date/times have not been set (e.g. the entry has not been changed since it was created), then the entry creation date/time is displayed. If the entry was created before PasswordSafe saved these fields, then all fields may still be blank.
    Note: This is a change to what is displayed and the entries are not updated to populate these fields.


  • Agreed, this is a defect and an annoyance and should be fixed.
    Recommend bumping this up in the priority list, if possible.


    Mitch: in the meantime, a workaround is to create the record first with a dummy password that you won't mistake for a real one. For example, "(none)" or "(created)". Leave one other field blank or imcomplete; you'll be coming back to it in a moment. Save the database, then enter or generate your real password. Enter or change one other field (otherwise in v3.28 and prior, it won't change the "Last Modified" date). Save the database again. Verify the new record has "Created" timestamp, "Last Modified," and "Password Modified" timestamps all within a few seconds of each other.

  • Oops. Missed David's comment!

    Hopefully, the workaround will still be useful in the meantime...

  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro

    • status: pending --> closed
    • milestone: --> Next_Release_(example)
  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro

    Implemented in 3.29