#1043 KeePass Password Safe loose access forever easily


I have Windows Vista Home Basic and Keepass Password Safe v2.20. I have been using KeePass for a long time without any problems. The application is set to ask for a change of the master password and the key file yearly. I have made these changes, the master password remained the same but I think I made a mistake and for the key file I set the Password Safe database file (kdbx) by accident. After I had to save changes in the appliacation. In this situation the key file changes without any "undo" possibilities, and when I wanted to access next time the program said the composite key is invalid.

If a user does not backup the database, he has loose accees forever easily and no chance to recover/restore previous kdbx file version.


  • Paul

    Paul - 2012-10-01

    This is not a bug.
    It is normal computer practice to backup your data regularly to protect against accidental deletion, disk failure, theft etc. You are responsible for this, not KeePass.

    There are backup plug-ins to automatically keep old versions of your database every time you save.

    cheers, Paul

  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2012-12-19
    • status: open --> closed
    • milestone: --> KeePass_2.x
  • Dominik Reichl

    Dominik Reichl - 2012-12-19

    I agree with Paul.


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