Password Safe v3.47.0 Updated

billon on 11 Aug 2018
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Michael

Password Safe is a database for encrypting sensitive information. Once opened with a master password, you can copy a password and paste it directly into your application. Alternatively, Password Safe supports "Auto Type" that enters the username and password into the target application by simulating keystrokes.

The database is encrypted using the Twofish encryption algorithm. A Linux version (currently in Beta) is also available from the website.

Alternatively, X-Password Safe and Password Safe Portable are stealth.

System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Creates a folder in %LocalAppData% and %UserProfile%\My Documents.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Artistic License 2.0
How to extract:
  1. Download the "bin" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch pwsafe.exe, click "New" to create a password database, and save the file
  3. Close the program and move pwsafe.cfg from C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\PasswordSafe into the program folder
  4. Launch pwsafe.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: KeePass, Password Gorilla, Yadabyte Passwords
What's new? See:

20 comments on Password Safe  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Tet 2007-04-06 01:26

really good prog.. cause of the simplicity
been using it for years

Donald 2007-05-06 15:51

With this program you only have to remember one password. That is the password to access Password Safe. You can not beat it.

pat 2007-05-22 06:13

Similarity to Password Gorilla explained.
Based on the same software, which was originally developed by Counterpane Labs,Password Gorilla is an independent alternative to Password Safe. They look the same, but while Password Safe is an excellent piece of free software, it is only available for the Microsoft Windows platform. Password Gorilla is compatible with most major operating systems, including Apple Macintosh OS X and diverse flavors of Unix.
Use Password Safe if You work only on Windows PC's or choose Password Gorilla if you want to run the same program to run on other OS as well.

hoboguy 2007-05-30 23:12

While it is true that this is a windows only program I don't have any problems running it under linux with wine installed. Also there is a linux alternative that uses the same database as this one, called MyPasswordSafe. They both are pretty much the same program, they act just a tad different but nothing to noticable. Hope this helps.

Mike 2008-01-29 21:02

Use caution!

Um, don't follow the example use-case:
"You can copy a password into the clipboard and paste it directly into your application...."

If you copy your password to the clipboard, it's immediately available to all programs running on your system. Writing a trojan to monitor clipboard content and stash it away for later retrieval is a trivial exercise...

I'd use the AutoType feature, which should be no less secure than typing it by hand. Your password can still be picked up by keyboard loggers, but the only way to avoid that is to scan your Windows system regularly for known trojans, or better yet, only install software that you can verify (or have verified for you), such as from trusted vendors and open source code.

Midas 2008-02-29 03:33

On account of simplicity, open source and safety, I much prefer Keepass:

SomeGuy 2008-08-06 09:51

Heres something bad about password managers, if an advanced password cracker cracked your master password, it would know all of your other passwords, then all of your accounts would be hacked.

@SomeGuy 2009-02-24 07:17

But isn't that a better alternative than a user who uses sticky notes? Secure password programs are a much better alternative.

James Curran 2009-12-09 15:13

@Mike: Clipboard vs. AutoType - both cracks involve a trojan running on you local machine (under your security access). If you have a trojan on your system, your screwed -- period. Also, just putting something on your clipboard doesn't give your trojan clipboard logger any info about what object that text is the password for (or even that it is a password).
@SomeGuy - The hacker would need both a very sophisticate password cracker -and- physical access to your entire password file. The random guy who finds your lost thumbdrive is unlikely to have the expertise (He's unlikely even to realize that the innoculous file on the thumb drive holds your passwords)

Silver 2010-05-24 02:50


It's very very hard to crack the password anyway as long as it's random and long. My own password is all random and is 20 characters long so I'm sure at least it will take a very very very long time before they can crack it. However, if quantum computer comes along...... we would all be screwed.

Tester 2010-11-19 23:56

Creates folder at "MyDoc\My Safes" & "AppData\PasswordSafe"
and holding "2nd Popular Rank" in our database? oooooh come on!

romulous 2014-12-31 03:16

3.35 has been out for a few days, for whatever reason they haven't announced it on the website. Download link:


Checker 2014-12-31 15:16

@ romulous: Thanks ... and updated ;)


Mixture 2015-03-01 19:13

The app lists as version 3.35.1. It isn't. It's version 3.35.01.


romulous 2015-06-09 10:15

There was a silent update to v3.36 for anyone who downloaded it early (it had not officially been released when it was updated here), so I would suggest downloading it again if you did so. See Rony's (dev) message here:


hamasaki 2015-06-10 03:21

It says to "Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice". Where is the zip file?


Mixture 2015-06-10 03:58


hamasaki 2016-01-21 08:39

Mixture, sorry for the late reply. Thanks. :)


outatime 2016-03-05 17:24

fyi new website
"PasswordSafe's official website is now at "


IanFromBarrie 2017-04-01 03:52

This version does not run on XP. The last version that did is 3.38.02, which can be accessed from sourceforge through the download page on the site. There was some suggestion last year that 3.40 might be fixed to run on XP, but not so far, it seems


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