Grouping Sites with Folders

LastPass allows you to organize your sites in your Vault according to Folders.  For example, you may want to organize your sites with names like ‘Email’ or ‘Financial”:

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When you open your Vault, your Folders may be partially or fully collapsed. Select the Expand All folder (red outline) or the Collapse All folder (blue outline)  to simultaneously expand or collapse all of your folders within your Vault to view all sites:

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If you only wish to view one folder, click on the folder name to expand it:

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If you would like LastPass to open all of your sites within a particular Folder and auto-log you in to all of them simultaneously, right click over the Folder name and select ‘Open All':

Open All Option

LastPass will then open each site stored in the folder in a new window or tab and autolog you in.

Adding a Folder

When creating a new folder,  you can click ‘Create Folder’  from the left-hand menu, enter in the name of the folder and click ‘OK':

Create Folder option

 

Editing A Folder

There are several ways you can edit your Folders.

To move a single site entry to another Folder from your Local Vault, you can right-click on the site, select ‘Move to Folder’, and type in the Folder name (Please note that you will need to be signed into your Vault from your LastPass browser icon, not https://lastpass.com/) :

 

Move To Folder

You can also click ‘Edit’ in the right-click menu for a site, where you will see a dropdown menu for selecting a Folder:

Your Favorites Folder

You can check those sites that you use most often as ‘Favorites‘ from the bottom of the entry:

This will add the entry to the Favorites Folder at the top of your Vault:

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Grouping Sites In Sub-Folders

There are two ways to create Sub-Folders for your sites.

First, when adding or editing a site, type the name of the Parent Folder followed by a backslash and then the name of the Sub-Folder that you would like to create underneath it :

Create Subfolder inside Edit Window

 

You can also create a Sub-Folder from within your Local Vault by right-clicking on a  Folder name and selecting ‘Create Sub-Folder':

 


Identities

 

LastPass Identities allows you to create different views of your LastPass account. The Identities feature is most commonly used to hide some of your sites when you log in to LastPass from a particular location. A common example might be that you create a ‘Home’ and a ‘Work’ Identity.

To create a new LastPass Identity, you can click on the ‘Add Identity’ menu item from your LastPass Icon faviconunder the Tools submenu:

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Or you can click over to your Identities tab in your Online Vault and choose ‘Add Identity’ from the left-hand menu:

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After naming your new Identity, you can then assign which sites, Secure Notes secure_note, and Form Fill formfillprofiles are visible for this Identity by dragging and dropping items from one list to another:

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Before submitting the new Identity, you can also check ‘Require Password Reprompt’ if you would like to enter your Master Password every time you switch over to the Identity.

You can also delete an Identity from your Online Vault by going to the Identities tab.  Do not delete an Identity while you are currently using it!  If you do this, you can run into issues where you may need to reinstall the LastPass plugin to default ‘All’ Identity.  This is not a hard process, but best avoided if possible.

Managing Your Identities

To use a particular Identity, select from the Identities tab in your Vault and your Identity will be switched:

 

You can also switch your Identity from your LastPass Icon favicon in the Tools submenu by clicking on the Identity name:

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When you switch Identities, LastPass will remember this setting for all subsequent logins into LastPass until you choose to switch back to All or to another custom Identity.

You can always quickly view which Identity you are using by clicking on your Icon and checking within the parentheses:

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Another way you can use Identities is to create separate ones for each member of your house. This is an easy way for multiple people to share a single LastPass account, but keep their sites separate.