Finally, we have a modern release of the rejuvenated Google Sync 3.0 plugin with usable, Google-sanctioned, built-in OAuth 2.0 credentials. This was a primary goal of the project, and with your feedback and coordination with Google, we can hopefully look forward to several more years of safely using the plugin without authorization issues.

Unfortunately a few trivial but necessary cosmetic changes to the prior releases were demanded in order to get the plugin to this point.

The upgrade from ALPHA release is simple, but the details are important to avoid the possibility of multiple versions of the plugin installed simultaneously. Follow the links below to upgrade via your chosen installation method.

And please, don’t hesitate to raise a new issue if you have problems with the upgrade!

What Changed

Mostly, just names. The name of the plugin and the file names of the distribution binaries have changed from some form of

Google Drive Sync


KeePass Sync for Google Drive


KPSync for Google Drive.

All changes to plugin nomenclature are now reflected by the site.

With apologies, the blame for this situation is completely ours. We failed to anticipate the detailed requirements for verification, and were caught unaware of KeePass’ own branding preferences. With any luck, this is the last change of this sort, and more people will be able to find, use, and improve the plugin.

Now, to the name changes. Whereas the prior versions displayed one of these menus…

ALPHA plugin menu New-improved plugin menu

…the new release’s menu looks like this:

New-improved plugin menu

Also, the KeePass “Check For Updates” dialog will display one of these windows when the old plugin release is installed…

ALPHA plugin check New-improved plugin check

…whereas the new release will reflect the new name (if not this version):

New-improved plugin check

Upgrading a Normal Installation

The instructions are the similar to those of the installation upgrade page, with the following changes:

  1. Start KeePass.
  2. Select the ToolsPlugins menu command.
  3. Click the Clear button:

    New-improved plugin check

  4. Exit KeePass; ensure you have exited the program by checking the Windows “notification tray” for the KeePass icon. If it’s still there, KeePass is still running - don’t proceed until the icon is gone.
  5. Delete the old .PLGX file(s) from the KeePass installation folder, for example C:\Program Files (x86)\KeePass Password Safe 2. The files to delete will have one of the old names, something like GoogleDriveSync-4.0.1-alpha.2.plgx or KeePassSyncForDrive-4.0.4-beta.plgx.
  6. Now follow the instructions on the Normal Installation page. That is, copy the new plugin file, named something like KPSyncForDrive-4.0.6.plgx, to the KeePass installation folder, e.g., C:\Program Files (x86)\KeePass Password Safe 2.
  7. Restart KeePass.

Upgrade a Portable Installation

You are in luck. The instructions are very similar to the usual portable installation upgrade instructions.

In fact, the instructions are identical. Just note that some of the files extracted from the new release’s .ZIP archive will have different names.

KPSync for Google Drive™

Secure sync automation with Drive.