Use Dropbox?

  • Nobody/Anonymous


    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?


    • Anonymous - 2013-09-07

      Dropbox doesn't appear on my file list, how can I add it.


  • Stephen

    Stephen - 2010-05-16

    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


  • Anonymous - 2010-06-04

    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
    ANy thoughts?

  • Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris - 2010-06-05

    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.

  • Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris - 2010-06-06

    Fixed in release 2.1.1.

  • Dan

    Dan - 2010-08-18

    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?

  • Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris - 2010-08-19

    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.

  • Dan

    Dan - 2010-09-13

    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
    completely different.

    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.

  • Dan

    Dan - 2010-09-13

    Okay, never mind. I finally discovered the "merge" option. I'm chastised.

  • Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris - 2010-09-13

    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.


  • Dan

    Dan - 2010-09-13

    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.

  • Anonymous - 2012-01-04

    Good morning,
    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.

  • Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris - 2012-01-04

    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?


  • Nobody/Anonymous

    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?

  • Anonymous - 2012-10-06

    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

  • chris

    chris - 2013-03-03

    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.

  • Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris - 2013-03-06

    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.


  • Anonymous - 2013-09-07

    Dropbox doesn't appear on my file list, how can I add it


    • Jeff Harris

      Jeff Harris - 2013-09-07

      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.




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