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All my passwords appear scrambled!
Posted by Markus Paulsen, Last modified by AceBIT GmbH on 10 February 2018 12:26

If you start Password Depot and your passwords appear scrambled (e.g. cryptic characters), but otherwise everything seems to work normal, the reason for this could be the following:

  • Probably you are using different builds of Password Depot 3. For example, you have saved a password list with Build 3.2.3 and now want to reopen the password list in Build 3.0.0.
  • Within version 3, an additional encryption of password fields has been introduced and therefore the password field cannot be read correctly with an older Build.

How to solve this problem:

Download the latest Build of version 3 (3.2.3) here: and install it on your computer. Please always work with the latest Build and don`t use older Builds (e.g. 3.0.1) anymore.