Solved Can't find KeePass kdbx database file after Win7 Reinstall

February 11, 2012 at 11:08:03
Specs: Windows 7
I needed to reinstall windows 7, so I backed up the c: drive, reinstalled windows with no problems. I reinstalled my programs, including open-source Keepass Password Safe, but I cannot find the *.kdbx file. Any suggestions?

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February 12, 2012 at 11:56:18
KeePass has a forum. You may be able to find help there. I was not familiar with that program but did review their site. There are two methods to run the program. You can install it or it can be portable with no installation. If you use the portable version nothing is written to the hard drive.

If you used the installed method the file must be stored somewhere but may be encrypted. Try the forum for help.

BTW, I use Windows 7 too and also have Acronis True Image. I have found that the Windows backup is a better option with Windows 7.

Many users of Acronis have complained about the program when used in Windows 7.

I haven't had the need to perform a restore so I am not sure if Windows backup will allow restoring individual files or not.



#1
February 11, 2012 at 11:32:54
When you re-install Keepass after a fresh Windows installation, there are no *.kdbx database files until you create one, or until you import one that you saved from the previous installation.

If you didn't save your old Keepass database file, you will have to start afresh and create a new one.


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#2
February 11, 2012 at 11:49:29
I backed up the C; drive, would it not be in the backup somewhere?

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#3
February 11, 2012 at 19:34:40
Weather or not you can recover just those items is dependent on what program you used to backup the C partition in the first place.

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#4
February 12, 2012 at 08:56:53
I used Acronis backup. I've searched the backup and can't find the file, the program is there, but no kdbx file. I,ve just about given up and started to reenter all the passwords, there are so many it will take me awhile.

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February 12, 2012 at 11:56:18
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KeePass has a forum. You may be able to find help there. I was not familiar with that program but did review their site. There are two methods to run the program. You can install it or it can be portable with no installation. If you use the portable version nothing is written to the hard drive.

If you used the installed method the file must be stored somewhere but may be encrypted. Try the forum for help.

BTW, I use Windows 7 too and also have Acronis True Image. I have found that the Windows backup is a better option with Windows 7.

Many users of Acronis have complained about the program when used in Windows 7.

I haven't had the need to perform a restore so I am not sure if Windows backup will allow restoring individual files or not.


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#6
February 12, 2012 at 12:11:33
Thanks OtheHill, I appreciate your response and help. I wasn't aware of Acronis not being too good with Windows 7. I am going to visit the Keepass forum site.

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#7
February 12, 2012 at 12:20:19
I wasn't aware of it either until after I bought it cheap from newegg. I installed it and then tried to use the built-in backup in 7. Didn't want to work correctly. I then removed Acronis and started using backup and restore in 7.


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