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#360 Stop Password Safe from Creating 'My Safes' folder on startup

v1.0_(example)
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nobody
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2013-04-18
2013-01-02
Gerard
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Is this possible please? I store my DB elsewhere and have not been able to find any mention of this by searching the discussion or support forums

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  • Jeff Woods
    Jeff Woods
    2013-01-02

    +1
    Ditto.
    Yes please.
    What he said. :)

     
  • Gerard
    Gerard
    2013-04-16

    Is there any chance we can have a answer on this question - surely it's an easy 'Yes - 'do xxx)' or a simple 'No' - Is password safe no longer being supported? - Over three months seems a silly amount of time for a question like this to remain unanswered.

     
  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro
    2013-04-17

    PasswordSafe is being supported, but this is an Open Source project, worked on voluntarily in free time.

    To the point:
    For most users, creating the "My Safes" directory silently is the Right Thing, as people don't care too much where the data is stored, and an application-specific directory in the user's "personal" (CSIDL_PERSONAL) directory is the standard location for such things.

    Funny thing is that I don't use this default myself, and I don't get the directory created every time I run the program. Could it be that you're not using a preference file either (pwsafe.cfg)?

     
  • Gerard
    Gerard
    2013-04-17

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    Hi Rony,



    many thanks for responding - I hope you do not think I was being
    rude or unappreciative - that wasn't my intention. I do understand
    the constraints of Open Source projects - and I think you're doing
    a fantastic job with Password Safe - it's just that I rather felt
    that this rather simple question was being ignored - but that's
    fixed now - and I do appreciate you taking the time to do so.



    Also - sorry about the duplicate posting in the 'Features Request'
    - this was not intentional and I hadn't realised it had occurred
    until I got your emails today - I am not sure what happened there.



    I can see the point of creating 'MySafes' when password safe is
    installed - but creating it every time the application is started
    is the problem I have - I don't see the point in that - if that
    folder was created at install time and deleted - then recreating
    it by default every time passwordsafe.exe is run seems pointless,
    no? And this is what is happening - However, I understand that
    opinions may differ on this and if it can be stopped, which you
    tell me it can - then all I need to know is how that is achieved.



     My first thought on this (long before posting on sourceforge) was
    that it would be a
    pwsafe.cfg setting
    - but I haven't been able to find any info on what that setting
    might be - either via the Sourceforge passwordsafe wiki - or via
    general googling.



    If you can confirm  - what needs to be placed in the file to 'do
    the business' that would be great (I've looked in my current
    pwsafe.cfg and there's no occurrence of the string '
    CSIDL_PERSONAL')



    Thanks Rony



    best wishes



    Gerard




    -------- Original Message --------

    Subject: [passwordsafe:support-requests] #360 Stop Password Safe
    from Creating 'My Safes' folder on startup

    From: Rony Shapiro <ronys@users.sf.net>

    To: [passwordsafe:support-requests]
    <360@support-requests.passwordsafe.p.re.sf.net>

    Date: 17 April 2013 19:13:36





    PasswordSafe is being supported, but this is an Open Source
    project, worked on voluntarily in free time.


    To the point:

    For most users, creating the "My Safes" directory silently is
    the Right Thing, as people don't care too much where the data
    is stored, and an application-specific directory in the user's
    "personal" (CSIDL_PERSONAL) directory is the standard location
    for such things.


    Funny thing is that I don't use this default myself, and I
    don't get the directory created every time I run the program.
    Could it be that you're not using a preference file either
    (pwsafe.cfg)?




    [support-requests:#360]
    Stop Password Safe from Creating 'My Safes' folder on
    startup


    Status: open

    Created: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:11 PM UTC by
    Gerard

    Last Updated: Tue Apr 16, 2013 06:16 PM UTC

    Owner: nobody


    Is this possible please? I store my DB elsewhere and have not
    been able to find any mention of this by searching the
    discussion or support forums




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  • Rony Shapiro
    Rony Shapiro
    2013-04-18

    There isn't a setting for controlling the creation of the "My Safes" folder. Sorry if I implied otherwise.

    On my PC I keep my main database in a non-standard directory (not "My Safes"), and I certainly don't see the "My Safes" folder being created upon each invocation. How exactly are you invoking PasswordSafe?

     
  • Gerard
    Gerard
    2013-04-18

    Hi Rony - I've found the cause - since you confirmed that this doesn't happen for you, and that it's not a config file setting, I started wondering what it could be ...

    I have always set 'Remember last n Databases' to 0 - my personal approach with regard any security-related software is always give away as little information as possible to any potential snooper.

    If I set this to 1, the 'My Safes' folder is NOT created.

    But if it is set to 0 then the 'My Safes' folder is created when one runs pwsafe.exe - specifically it happens as soon as one starts to browse for a file to open.

    Can this be marked down for a fix in a future version?

    PS - while you're there, I believe I've seen mention numerous times that it's ok to name the data files with extensions other than .psafe3

    Can you confirm that doing so is 'officially' supported - as (again for a little extra security) I thought I might name the data file with a .jpg extension and 'hide it' in a directory full of images

     
    Last edit: Gerard 2013-04-18