Is it possible to copy&paste an entry from one keepass file to another? Both are opened.

I tried CTRL+C and CTRL+V to the other file, but does not work this way.

I also tried to drag and drop a duplicate to the other instance, but it does not work.

I am using V 2.42.1 (latest version)

Context Menu showing on right click at the entry:

Context Menu

  • Use the context menu for those items, open both databases in the same KeePass instance (if they are not).
    – Seth
    May 24, 2019 at 11:12
  • 1
    There is nothing helpful in the context menu
    – Black
    May 24, 2019 at 11:19
  • Either your company enforces some settings or you did disable them yourself. Part of the context menu normally are option to copy entries to clipboard (Ctrl+Shift+C in the Clipboard sub menu) and options to export an entry (in the "Selected Entry" sub menu). Check options and the tab "policies" for "Copy Whole Entries".
    – Seth
    May 24, 2019 at 12:06

2 Answers 2


The options to copy/paste entries from one database to another do not appear in the context menu anymore as of KeePass v2.43.

You can use instead the top menu, or the keyboard shortcuts CtrlShiftC / CtrlShiftV. Make sure you do the paste operation before the clipboard timer expires.

copy screenshot paste screenshot

If you get this message while copying the entry, this is probably because the corresponding policy is disabled:

This operation is disallowed by the application policy. Ask your administrator to allow this operation.

The following policy flag is required:

Copy Whole Entries.

msgbox screenshot

options screenshot

  • Even works with selections of multiple entries, great!
    – dreua
    Dec 11, 2020 at 9:19
  • Very detailed post, Thank you. It works.
    – Angel115
    Aug 2, 2023 at 12:50

in previous versions it was possible to copy entries from on e database to another. Unfortunately, this feature recently has disappeared from the context menu. Ctrl+Shift+C / Ctrl+Shift+V still work!

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