Password not set up but can't login to Password Module

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Password not set up but can't login to Password Module

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Never have used the Password module of EPIM. Thought I would try. Entered some passwords into the Password mode of my PC version of EssentialPIM. Then I checked the "Passwords" box under synchronization setup and did a sync with my Android device to the EPIM app. I did not enter a password when I set up the sync for the Passwords. Left the field blank. After the sync, when I try to select the Passwords module on my device, it asks for a password. Since I didn't enter when the sync was set up, I didn't enter one now. I get "Wrong Password" no mater what I try. Am I missing something here?

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Synchronization wouldn't work without you setting password for the Passwords module first.
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Thanks. I know that sync won't work without a password being set first. The problem is that evidently a password was set up previously and not written down (lost). I have been entering all of the passwords that I would normally use, but nothing works. Looks like I will have to remove all EPIM data on the Android device, set a password, clear Android sync data on the PC, and then try synchronization again. Does this sound like the right procedure?

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This procedures seems right, but I guess you can also (in the pro version) choose to only delete the data from the password module in stead of all data.

Also you have to set the Android password for the passwords module in EPIM. But as far as I know EPIM will ask you for it if you do not enter the password in advance.
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What Peter says is true. And a feature that allows you clear up just the passwords data is available in the Free version, as well.
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It looks like you can't delete just the Password data without a password. That is my problem: I don't know what the password is, or if there is one assigned. So, it looks like I'll have to delete all data. I will have to look up how to do that. Hopefully, it will also delete Password data w/o having to input a password first. Will I have to uninstall EPIM on my Android device, reinstall it, assign a Password module password, and then sync with my PC version to repopulate the data?

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I think that you can use Android settings, search the apps section.
In the apps section look for EssentialPIM and tick on it.
tick on diskspace or usage (in my dutch version it is called opslagruimte).
In diskspace/usage clear cache and all data.
That should be enough, worked for me while I was testing functions.

After that you can sync with your PC as mentioned before.
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Thank you both so much. Cleared the data from within Android (did not have to reinstall), set up a password for Passwords, cleared Android sync in Windows EPIM, and then performed a synchronization. All went well and my Android device is repopulated with all of its data....AND, the Password module is now working with its new password. Thanks, again.

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