Sync Vault files between two computers

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Do you use Regex Password Vault on more than one computer, such as a work computer and a home computer? You have probably noticed that when you make changes to the Vault file on one of your computers, those changes are not automatically reflected on your other computers. Thus, if you make a lot of changes, over time your Vault files can become quite out of sync with each other.

 

Password Vault has a feature to sync your Vault files together, so that they will be identical to each other again. See below for details.

 

To sync Vault files together between two computers

 

The Sync feature in Password Vault works on two files on once. The files must both be accessible from the same computer (either on the hard drive, or on a network drive, USB drive, etc.). Therefore, syncing Vault files between two computers that are not connected to each other requires a multi-step process. You will need to create a temporary third Vault file called a transfer file, whose purpose will be to move data between your two computers. Then, you will need to sync each of your Vault files with the transfer file in turn. See the table below for detailed instructions.

 

Note  For the sake of this example:

The two computers will be labeled your work computer and your home computer.

The Vault files will be named Work Passwords.pvf and Home Passwords.pvf.

The transfer file will be named Transfer.pvf.

 

Instruction

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1.On your work computer, make a copy of Work Passwords.pvf. Name the copy Transfer.pvf. We recommend using Windows Explorer to make the copy. Save Transfer.pvf somewhere convenient, like on your Desktop.

2.Transfer Transfer.pvf to your home computer using a USB drive, email, etc. On your home computer, save Transfer.pvf somewhere convenient like the Desktop.

3.On your home computer, open Home Passwords.pvf.
Sync this file with Transfer.pvf by clicking File > Sync Home Passwords.pvf > With Another Vault File. When prompted for a file, select Transfer.pvf.
If you encounter any conflicts, see the following article: Resolve sync conflicts. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

4.Transfer Transfer.pvf back to your work computer using a USB drive, email, etc. Overwrite the copy of Transfer.pvf that already exists on your work computer.

5.On your work computer, open Work Passwords.pvf.
Sync this file with Transfer.pvf by clicking File > Sync Work Passwords.pvf > With Another Vault File. When prompted for a file, select Transfer.pvf.
If you encounter any conflicts, see the following article: Resolve sync conflicts. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

6.Work Passwords.pvf and Home Passwords.pvf will now have identical contents. You can delete the copies of Transfer.pvf on each computer.

 

Frequently asked questions: Syncing Vault files

 

Is there a cloud-based option for keeping my Vault files in sync?

 

No, not at this time. We may add this functionality in a later release.



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