Once you have installed the LastPass browser extension, you can import your stored login data from your previous password manager using one of the methods below.
Importing using pre-established formats
To begin, click on the LastPass Icon, click the More Options on the drop-down menu….
and click Advanced, then Import:
You will then be shown a web page with a drop down menu for every password manager format that we support. Since importing from each password manager is different, and changing, we have provided instructions for each. Click on the password manager’s name, and choose ‘Instructions’ to view them.
We continue to add formats, so check the version you are running if you do not see the format you need.
After updating, if you would like to organize your sites into Folders or if you would like to delete some of the imported sites, it is easiest to perform these group actions through the Vault. You can then use the check boxes to select many sites at once and perform an action on them.
Importing from a Generic CSV File
If LastPass does not support importing from your current password manager, you may be able to import using a Generic CSV file. Try seeing if your current password manager has an option to export to a CSV file.
If you use your own spreadsheet instead, it is important that the title of the columns match those in the template! The column titles can include any of the following: url, username, password, extra, name, grouping, type, hostname.
Fill the columns with the values you’d like for each entry (leave blank if the value is not relevant). Please note that ‘extra’ means either (1) the notes section of a site entry or (2) the body of a secure note, and ‘grouping’ is the group (or folder) where you would like the item to be stored in your vault.
To import, click on the LastPass Icon > More Options > Import > Other. On the next page, choose > Generic CSV file from the dropdown. If you do not see an option to import from a file on your computer but to copy and paste the data instead, this means that you are currently missing the binary component. Install the binary component as mentioned here. Alternative, you can copy and paste the data into the box. Please note that the data must be in a comma delimitated format while pasting. The best way to achieve this format is to open your CSV file in a plain text document such as Notepad or TextEdit.
**Note that on Mac computers, creating the import spreadsheet using Excel may cause reformatting issues that will prevent a proper import. Make sure to edit your content in TextEdit or another text editor.
To import Site data you must define at least the following values: “url” (typically this will be the login url), “username”, “password” and “name”. “Extra” and “Group” are other fields that you might consider. To import data from a csv file, we suggest you use our Import Template found here: Sample Import.
To import Secure Note data, enter the values as follows: “url” = http://sn, “extra” = the contents of the note. Give the note a “name”, and then consider adding “group”. It is important to leave the username and password columns blank. Please refer to the example import formats found here: Sample Secure Note Import.
To import data as a Server Secure Note, enter the values as follows: “url” = http://sn, “type” = server. You must also populate “hostname”, “username”, “password” and “name”. In this case, you must enter the username and password in the actual username and password columns of the template, rather than the ‘extra’ section. Consider adding “group”.
Please click here to download our Sample Import, which includes examples of all 3 of the aforementioned data types.
To import Form Fill Profile data, you’ll need to setup a CSV file with specific headers. Please download the example file: Form Fill Import for the headers needed. Then follow the steps below:
Certain password managers do not support export functions. In these cases you can still use LastPass to pick up this data through a ‘passive’ import. This entails running both password managers simultaneously, having your former password manager enter your login credentials into a site, and then using LastPass to pick up the filled website entry. Running LastPass side by side with your current password manager can accomplish this.
Importing and Exporting Wi-Fi Passwords
On Windows and Mac OS X, LastPass has the ability to import Wi-Fi passwords stored within your computer into LastPass as Secure Notes. On Windows, LastPass also has the ability to export Wi-Fi passwords stored as LastPass Secure Notes to your computer.
Please note that in order to use this functionality on Windows, you must allow Windows to manage your Wi-Fi connections. Third party Wi-Fi connection managers such as the one provided by your Wi-Fi adapter’s manufacturer (Intel, etc.) are not supported.
In order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords, your computer must have a Wi-Fi adapter installed.
If you would like to import and export from the LastPass browser extension on Windows, you will need to re-run the LastPass Universal Installer. This is due to the fact that we need to install a utility that requires administrator privileges in order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords. You can re-run the LastPass Universal Installer from:
You will also need to ensure you’re running the binary version of the LastPass browser extension. If you’re not, in Firefox or Chrome, go to:
In Safari or Opera, please use the Universal Installer:
Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
To import and export Wi-Fi passwords on these versions of Windows, you must be running the latest service pack (Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2).
These versions of Windows require the Wireless Zero Configuration service to be running in order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords. If it’s not running, you may encounter an erroneous “No Wi-Fi adapter was detected on this computer. This feature requires a Wi-Fi adapter.” message. Please see the following Microsoft article for instructions on starting it:
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
These versions of Windows require a third party utility named PsExec (part of Windows Sysinternals and published by Microsoft) to decrypt Wi-Fi passwords. PsExec’s license prohibits LastPass from embedding it, but you can download and install it yourself:
2) Click “Download PsTools”
3) PsTools.zip will download. It contains a bunch of files, but the only file of importance to LastPass is PsExec.exe. You’ll need to extract PsExec.exe and copy it into the LastPass installation directory. This directory is typically C:\Program Files\LastPass\ on 32-bit Windows and C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\ on 64-bit Windows, but you may have changed it when you ran the LastPass Universal Installer.
Importing is supported on Windows and Mac OS X.
– Internet Explorer: LastPass Icon -> Tools -> Import From -> Wi-Fi Passwords.
– Chrome/Firefox/Opera: LastPass Icon -> More options -> Advanced -> Import, then select Wi-Fi Passwords in the Source drop-down and click Import.
– Safari: LastPass Icon -> Advanced -> Import, then select Wi-Fi Passwords in the Source drop-down and click Import.
Exporting is supported on Windows only.
– Internet Explorer: LastPass Icon -> Tools -> Export To -> Wi-Fi Passwords
– Firefox/Chrome/Opera: LastPass Icon -> More options -> Advanced -> Export -> Wi-Fi Passwords
– Safari: LastPass Icon -> Advanced -> Export, then click the Wi-Fi Passwords button.
Import Passwords Without Admin Privileges
LastPass Installers (Universal and Full*) on Windows now include a separate password importer that could be run independently without admin privileges to import passwords stored insecurely in local browser password managers. This option is helpful especially for enterprise end users who wish to migrate their passwords from the browser password managers into LastPass but do not have admin privileges on their companies’ computers to run LastPass installer, which is also capable of importing passwords.
To start, download LastPass Universal Installer from LastPass download site or LastPass Full Installer from the Admin Console > Setup. Once it is downloaded, find the option called Import Passwords on your Windows Start Program menu.
LastPass password importer will search for and present you with a list of passwords stored insecurely on your browsers. Click Import to proceed.
Note: The difference between LastPass Universal Installer and Full Installer is that the latter includes LastPass for Applications.
Autofilling after Importing
Once imported, you might notice that some websites do not autofill right away. This is because LastPass needs to “see” the website in order to capture the exact username and password fields, as they differ from website to website. When you visit the website for the first time after importing, use the field icons to force fill the credentials and login. It will autofill every time after that.
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- Help Center and FAQs
- LastPass Families
- Getting Started with LastPass
- Downloading and Installing LastPass
- Using LastPass on Your Mobile Device
- LastPass App for Mac OSX
- Navigating the LastPass Browser Extension
- Your LastPass Vault
- Adding & Filling Sites
- Editing an Existing Site Entry and Editing Form Fields
- Importing Passwords
- Account Settings
- Emergency Access
- Browser Extension Preferences
- Sharing & Share Center
- Secure Notes & Attachments
- Generating Secure Passwords
- Using LastPass to Fill Forms
- Protecting Your Account with Multifactor Authentication
- Filling into Windows Applications
- LastPass Security Challenge
- LastPass Credit Monitoring
- LastPass Command Line Application
- LastPass via USB
- Windows 8 Metro
- LastPass Now Free On All Devices
- Migrating Accounts From Meldium to LastPass
- Uninstalling & Deleting
- Site Map