To work with Password Depot, you need to activate the software first. To work with the freeware version or the trial version, you can simply use the program without activating it.

The software activation is executed within the program itself. To do so, please click on Help > Unlock (if your version of Password Depot has already been activated, you will not get to see this option). A new dialog window should open, offering two options:

NOTE: Please note the difference between activation key and license key (unlock code)! The license key (unlock code) is sent to you after you have ordered your software, whereas an activation key is requested within the software itself by clicking on the corresponding button.


NOTE: To activate the software, you need to be connected to the internet. If for whatever reason, you do not have an internet connection, please write an email to and request a license file.

The activation wizard takes you through the following three steps to unlock Password Depot.

1. Enter Personal Information

At first, the wizard asks you to enter your personal details. All fields marked with an asterisk are obligatory and must be filled in.  

IMPORTANT: Your activation key will be sent to the email address you included in your personal information. Therefore, please enter a valid email address that you can access during the registration process. Do not use the email address of a third party.

2. Request Activation Key

Click the Request Activation Key button. Within a few minutes, a free activation key will be sent to the email address you previously specified.

Having received the activation key, enter it into the corresponding field.

NOTE: You can request a new activation key if you need to activate your software again. This is for free and can be done as often as necessary.

3. Enter License Key (Unlock Code)

Enter the license key (unlock code) which you received when ordering the software.

NOTE: You can check if your activation of the program has been successful if you go to Help > About Password Depot and look at the field on the right side. Here it should be written that the program is licensed for you.




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