Resolve sync conflicts

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See also: Sync Vault files between two computers

 

If there are any conflicts that prevent your sync operation from completing automatically, the Sync Conflicts dialog will appear. You have to tell Regex Password Vault how to resolve each conflict.

 

Sync Conflicts dialog showing a total of 3 conflicts

 

As you can see, the Sync Conflicts dialog has two lists. The left-hand list represents your Vault file that is currently open in Password Vault. The right-hand list represents the file that you chose to sync with (or, in the case that you are merging another user's changes with your own during a Save operation, it represents the version of your Vault file that contains the other user's changes).

 

There are three reasons why a password or identity could cause a sync conflict. They are described in more detail below.

 

Conflict Type 1 (Unmatched)

 

If a password or identity exists in a group in one file but not the corresponding group in the other file, that is a conflict. This is the most common type of conflict. Possible causes are that:

 

1.You moved the password or identity to a different group in one file but not the other, or

2.You renamed the password or identity in one file but not the other, or

3.You created the password or identity in one file but not the other, or

4.You deleted the password or identity from one file but not the other.

 

Possible resolutions:

 

Button

Resolution

or

Copy the selected password or identity over to the other file

Permanently delete the selected password or identity

Ignore the selected conflict

 

Conflict Type 2 (Duplicate)

 

This conflict occurs when two or more passwords or identities with identical names are present in the same group within the same file. This is a conflict because when Password Vault syncs two files together, items are matched using their names. Therefore, having multiple items with the same name within a single group causes ambiguity.

 

Possible resolutions:

 

Button

Resolution

Permanently delete the selected password or identity

Ignore the selected conflict

 

Conflict Type 3 (Duplicate and Unmatched)

 

This conflict is a combination of the first two types. In other words, two or more passwords or identities with identical names are present in the same group within the same file, and there is also no matching password or identity in the corresponding group in the other file.

 

Possible resolutions:

 

Button

Resolution

Permanently delete the selected password or identity

Ignore the selected conflict

 

To resolve sync conflicts

 

1.Select a conflict in one of the two lists.
 

2.Click one of the available resolution buttons to resolve the conflict. When you resolve a conflict, it will be removed from the list.
 

3.Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each conflict in both the lists. After all conflicts have been resolved, the Sync Conflicts dialog will close.

 

Note  At any time, you can choose to Ignore all conflicts. This will cause the dialog to close immediately.



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