Import Encrypted Images

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Let's say you've lost your TimeSnapper database (for whatever reason) but you have all the images in a safe place. However, you are not able to view them since you've password protected them. TimeSnapper uses a very secure way of encrypting the images so that no one can view them unless they have the password.

So when you start TimeSnapper for the first time, it creates a new database. You'll need to import the images into TimeSnapper be let it know where those images are. You do that by:

   Tools > Advanced > Import images from older version


When TimeSnapper imports the images, it is unaware that they are encrypted (that information is saved in the database that got lost). So, what you need to do is tell TimeSnapper that these images are encrypted by updating the database. First make sure you:

   Tools > Options > Privacy > Check the protect screenshots and use the same password as previously


Then using TS SQL Executer plugin SQL Executer Plugin, run the following update (called an SQL statement):

   update activity set PWDID = (select max(PWDID) from pwd) where SNAPDATE < '2011-10-15'

... and now you should be all set! (Make sure you update the date in the SQL statement appropriately.)