#118 PS 3.x cannot open PS 3.0 BETA1 db

Tejas Patel

I've been using PS for a while now and I made the mistake of installing PS 3.0 BETA 1 when it first came out. Everything worked find but now I cannot open the *.psafe files with any other newer versions of PS 3.x It says password incorrect or the db might be corrupted. I've tried to export to txt, v2 and v1 db format. After I try to open the v1 or v2 db in PS 3.10 I get an "out of memory" error. Importing the text file gives an error as well, saying couldn't find header info on first line.

I've been using the 3.0 BETA 1 copy ever since. Can anyone help me with this problem? I'd like to use the latest version of PS (like PS 3.10 etc).

I've attached a sample db created by psafe 3.0 beta 1.


  • Tejas Patel

    Tejas Patel - 2007-09-26

    a sample db created by psafe 3.0 beta 1

  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2007-09-27

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    Sorry. I tried to mark the Beta clearly as not ready for real use, but apparently failed.

    The problem is that a bug in the implementation of the beta caused databases to be unreadable by non-beta versions. Your best bet is to export the data to a text file and import it to 3.10. You'll probably have to "massage" the text a bit to get it to import correctly, but that shouldn't be too hard. I suggest you start by exporting a test database with couple of entries from 3.10, to get a feel of what the format should look like.

    Good luck,


  • Tejas Patel

    Tejas Patel - 2007-09-28

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    Thanks for your reply Rony. I was able to export to txt and add the header (description) line. I also had to add about 5 tabs to each record to match the current schema. I was then able to import to PS 3.10 successfully.

    Thanks and keep up the good work.


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