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How to retrieve .sparsebundle password and unlock it ?
« on: June 11, 2012, 07:11:08 PM »
I want to know how to unlock the folder? All my photo is in there !
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Re: How to retrieve .sparsebundle password and unlock it ?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 08:33:42 PM »
Hello, normally you unlock the folder by unlocking Espionage through the padlock menu item first, and then clicking onto the small slider near the folder name.
Did you try this?
If yes, and it did not work, what is the error you are getting?

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Re: How to retrieve .sparsebundle password and unlock it ?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 08:45:34 PM »
I already decrypt the folder and it has become picture.sparsebundle file.
It prompt me a document password (delete it!).txt but its empty inside.

Now I only have the picture.sparsebundle file. When I click on it prompt for password , where do I get the password ? My espionage password does not work! This is just the first day I am using this app :(

I was forced to decrypt because it failed to mount the folder to disk when I try to unlock the folder. Any solution??? I wan to get back my file. OMG
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Re: How to retrieve .sparsebundle password and unlock it ?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 08:57:43 PM »
Hello,
There might be a way back, lets try:
In your Library/Application Support/Espionage folder there should be a backup folder. This one should contain database3 files. These are the Espionage V3 database backups which are done automatically.
What we will have to do is to start Espionage with one of the older databases, where the folder was still present, then you can copy the password out by clicking on the i near the folder name and then clicking onto copy password button, then paste the password into a text file and there you have it.

To do this is actually quite simple:
- quit espionage V3
- rename the database3 file which is in the Library/Application Support/Espionage (not in the backup folder) to database3-current or such, this is your latest i.e. current database. Now copy one of the backups from the Backup folder, pick one which has a time stamp before you removed the folder, into parent folder, ie into Library/Application Support/Espionage, and rename it to database3.

Now start Espionage by doubleclickng it in the Application folder, unlock it, and if all went fine, the folder will be there.

Give it a try and let me know.

Note, if you were changing your master password, then you have to use the one which was valid at the time the database you copied was active.

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Re: How to retrieve .sparsebundle password and unlock it ?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 06:40:10 AM »
Hi , i did not have library/application support/espionage folder? Look in finder Library/Application thru finder cant find it. Anything i missed here?
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Re: How to retrieve .sparsebundle password and unlock it ?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 08:55:06 PM »
Yes you missed it. It is not in your application folder. First go to your home folder, then press the option key and select Library from the Finders Go menu, then go into Application support and there should be the Espionage folder.

Let me know how it went.

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