What file formats can i use to import passwords?

Hello, just purchased your Easy Storage Password app for Mac. I currently have my passwords in an Excel spreadsheet and want to import them to the new app. What format do they need to be to accomplish this?

Patrick
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  • Hi Patrick,

    Right now the software imports and exports in a simple text format, mostly for the purpose of backup as opposed to importing from other programs. I am working on tab and comma delimited imports from Excel and other programs which will be available in the next update. However, for now it shouldn't be too hard to match the text format which follows:

    First line should should say "Decrypted". Then, one password entry per line with the following variables separated by a | (vertical bar) symbol:

    t=Title or name of password
    us=Username
    p=password plaintext
    ur=url including http://
    c=Category
    n=notes

    Here is an example:

    Decrypted
    t=Facebook|us=facebook@website.com|p=12345|ur=http://www.facebook.com|c=Social|n=I like facebook
    t=Twitter|us=MikeKGibson|p=12345678|ur=http://www.twitter.com|c=Social|n=

    My excel skills are a bit rusty, but if you have Title, Username and Password fields I think you can just do something like this:

    t={Title}|us={Username}|p={Password}|ur=|c=|n=

    And have it output all the rows from your excel files like that, filling in the values from your columns. Then just type Decrypted on the first line.

    I hope that helps!

    Cheers,

    -Mike
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  • I almost forgot: I recommend that you create the text file to import on the same system you intend to import it on, or at least the same operating system.

    Different operating systems use different values for "End Of Line" and I suspect that switching OS will cause problems importing. This is the main reason that importing from a comma or tab based format wasn't included in the current release: cross platform bugs.

    -Mike
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  • Patrick,

    It's been a while since you posted this but I wanted to let you know that the current version supports importing CSV files.

    Just export your spreadsheet to CSV. Then select it in Easy Password Storage via the Import window. Select CSV as the format.

    Then you map each column to a data type available like Password or Notes.

    Cheers,

    -Mike
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