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KeePass 2.38 released

Screenshot KeePass 2.38 has been released today!

You can get it here: Download KeePass 2.38.

This is a stable release. It is recommended to upgrade from any previous 2.x version to 2.38.

KeePass 2.38 mainly features user interface and integration enhancements, and various other minor new features and improvements.

Hash sums and OpenPGP signatures for integrity checking are available, and program binaries are digitally signed (Authenticode). New translations are available, too.

For a comparison of the current KeePass 1.35 and 2.38, see: Editions Comparison.

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Changes from 2.37 to 2.38:

New Features:

  • The installers (regular and MSI) now create an empty 'Languages' folder in the application directory, and the portable package now also contains such a folder; language files should now be stored in this folder.
  • Added button 'Open Folder' in the language selection dialog, which opens the 'Languages' folder.
  • Added button 'Open Folder' in the plugins dialog, which opens the 'Plugins' folder.
  • Added a runtime activation policy setting (to improve compatibility with Microsoft User Experience Virtualization).
  • Added option 'Icon' and an option for specifying the placeholder behavior (replace or not, or both forms) in the 'Print' / HTML export dialog.
  • Printing / HTML export: the notes of a group are now displayed below the group name.
  • Enhanced the Password Exporter import module to support XML files created by version 1.3.4.
  • Added workaround for Microsoft Office breaking the 'Print' shell verb for HTML files.
  • Added workaround for Mono list view item deletion bug.
  • Added workaround for Mono command line argument encoding bug.
  • KPScript: the 'AddEntry' and 'EditEntry' commands now support the '-setx-Icon' and '-setx-CustomIcon' parameters, which set the icon of the entry.
  • KPScript: the 'ChangeMasterKey' command now supports the '-newpw-enc' parameter (for specifying the new master password in encrypted form, compatible with the {PASSWORD_ENC} placeholder).
  • KPScript: the 'ListEntries' command now supports all '-ref-*' and '-refx-*' parameters.


  • Password quality estimation: improved compatibility with process memory protection.
  • Improved UI scaling when using KeePass on multiple systems with different DPI values.
  • Printing / HTML export: improved embedding of CSS.
  • Printing / HTML export: spaces in passwords are now encoded as non-breaking spaces.
  • Improved UI updating in the 'Print' / HTML export dialog.
  • Enhanced KDE system font detection.
  • Improved fatal error handling.
  • Various improvements in the language selection dialog.
  • KPScript: improved behavior of '-ref-*' parameters when combined with the '-refx-All' option.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.


  • Fixed HTML generation bug: when the option 'Use monospace font for passwords' was turned off, a generated HTML file in 'Details' mode could contain invalid end tags.