PSAFE3 File Extension

PSAFE3 file icon
Password Safe Database
  • Developer
    SourceForge.net
  • Popularity
    3 (4 votes)

What is PSAFE3 file?

PSAFE3 is a file extension commonly associated with Password Safe Database files. Password Safe Database specification was created by SourceForge.net. Files with PSAFE3 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PSAFE3 file belongs to the Database Files category just like 341 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports PSAFE3 files is Password Safe. Password Safe software was developed by SourceForge.net, and on its official website you may find more information about PSAFE3 files or the Password Safe software program.

Programs which support PSAFE3 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PSAFE3 files. Files with PSAFE3 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support PSAFE3 file

How to open file with PSAFE3 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PSAFE3 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PSAFE3 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Password Safe

Problems with opening and working with PSAFE3 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PSAFE3 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Password Safe developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Password Safe installed is by going to developer’s website (SourceForge.net) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Password Safe and update if needed

You still cannot access PSAFE3 files although Password Safe is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why PSAFE3 files are not compatible with Password Safe. The latest version of Password Safe should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Password Safe to PSAFE3 files

If you have the latest version of Password Safe installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PSAFE3 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the PSAFE3 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Password Safe is installed, check the Always use this app to open PSAFE3 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with PSAFE3 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PSAFE3 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PSAFE3 for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PSAFE3 file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The PSAFE3 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the PSAFE3 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the PSAFE3 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the PSAFE3 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the PSAFE3 file’s structure is intact

If the PSAFE3 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with PSAFE3 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Password Safe Database file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Password Safe

If the systems has insufficient resources to open PSAFE3 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Password Safe Database files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PSAFE3 files affecting older versions of given software.

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