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  • I couldn't find a function on LastPass to search for a specific password and the only ways I found was people saying download the password db. I find this highly risky so here is what I did in case anyone else needs to do it: Go to Security Center - In my case reused.
  • LastPass is an online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure.
  • If you just generated it, but for some reason not stored as a site in Lastpass after you registered with the site, there is a way to retrieve it, if you used the browser extension. Click on the Lastpass button in your browser, go to 'Generate Secure Password', click the dropdown button on the password field.
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I couldn't find a function on LastPass to search for a specific password and the only ways I found was people saying download the password db. I find this highly risky so here is what I did in case anyone else needs to do it: Go to Security Center - In my case reused passwords. Then open dev console (Chrome press F12).

Some of my passwords and Vault items are missing! How do I get them back?

If you log in to your LastPass Vault and notice that some of your stored passwords and Vault items are missing, there are a few things you can do to get them back.

Check that you are using the right Identity

If you have created Identities for your LastPass Vault, you may have selected an Identity that does not contain your stored item.

You can check by doing either of the following:
  • Using the LastPass web browser extension:
  1. In your web browser toolbar, click the active LastPass icon .
  2. Go to Account Options > Identities.
  3. Select your desired Identity or select All.
  4. Search for the Vault item again.

    Result: You should now be able to locate your stored Vault item.

  • Using the online web Vault:
  1. Go to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 and log in with your username and Master Password.
  2. In the user account drop-down menu (upper-right in the toolbar) your selected Identity is displayed.
  3. Use the drop-down menu to select your desired Identity or click All.
  4. Search for the Vault item again.

Result: You should now be able to locate your stored Vault item.

Check your deleted items

If you have deleted the item, you can check in your deleted items repository and restore if needed.

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  1. Log in to LastPass and access your Vault by doing either of the following:
    • In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon , then select Open My Vault.
    • Go to https://lastpass.com/?ac=1 and log in with your email address and Master Password.
  2. Select Advanced Options in the left navigation.
  3. Select View deleted items.
    • For a single item, locate your deleted item, then click the Restore icon .
    • For multiple items, hover over each item and check the box in the upper-right hand corner to select it, then use the Actions drop-down menu and select Restore.
  4. When prompted, click Yes.

    Result: You have now restored your Vault item(s) and can use them again.

Refresh your Vault

If you only recently saved the item and LastPass hasn't been refreshed, you can clear your local cache then refresh your Vault.

  1. While logged in to LastPass, click the active LastPass icon in your toolbar.
  2. Go to Account Options > Advanced > Refresh Sites.

    Result: Your Vault data is synced, and you can now locate your desired Vault item.

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Ever since LastPass announced that it was tweaking its free tier to only allow a single category of device — mobile or computer — there’s been a lot of interest in finding alternatives among LastPass users. Luckily, once you do find an alternative, it’s pretty easy to pull your data from LastPass and upload it to another password manager.

What follows are instructions on how to download your LastPass data, and where to find instructions from several popular password managers that will help you upload that data to their services.

Export your LastPass data

LastPass allows you to export your data as a CSV or an XML file. If you’re planning to move that data to another service, then CSV is the far better choice. Since CSV stands for comma-separated values and is a plain text file, it’s a good idea not to hold on to it once you’ve moved your data to another password manager — or to put that file in a secure place where it can’t be easily read by someone else.

Before you start, you should be aware that the best (and really only way) you can export your data from LastPass is from its browser extension on a desktop or laptop computer. (You can technically do it from LastPass’ website, but as I’ll explain, it’s more trouble than it’s worth.) If you haven’t downloaded the extension for your browser (links for which are at the bottom of the LastPass webpage), go ahead.

Ready?

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  • Click your extension icon and proceed to “Account Options” > “Advanced” > “Export” > “LastPass CSV File”
  • You’ll be asked to put in your master password to continue. If you think you may be interrupted at some point, and you’re working in a safe place (like a home office), feel free to ask it not to prompt you again for up to 24 hours.
Fill in your master password to download your data.

That’s it! LastPass will immediately download your CSV file.

If you really, really don’t want to install the browser extension, here’s how you can get your info from the LastPass website”

  • Go to LastPass.com and sign in to your account.
  • Click on “Advanced Options” in the left-hand menu.
  • Click on “Export” and enter your Master Password if asked.
  • If your experience is anything like mine, you should then see a comma-delimited list of all your passwords on a separate webpage. You can select all the content of the page by going to your top menu and selecting “Edit” > “Select All.” You can then copy the data and paste it to a text page using a word processor or other text app.

Once you’ve downloaded your info, you can upload it to the password manager of your choice. There are a variety out there, free and otherwise, and we’ve included a sampling below, along with their starting prices (if any) and links to their instructions on how to import your data. But first, we’re assuming that you’ll want to eventually delete your passwords from LastPass. Here’s how.

Delete your LastPass account

Once you’ve chosen your new password manager (and we strongly suggest you live with it for at least a week or so first), you can delete your account and data from LastPass.

  • Using your browser, go to the LastPass “Delete Your Account” page
  • Click on the red “Delete” button.
  • Where you go from here depends on whether you remember your master password. If you do remember it, click on “Yes.” You’ll be given one last chance to download your data, will be asked to enter your master password, and asked why you are deleting your account. Then click on Delete.
Before you delete your account, you get a last chance to download your data.
  • If you don’t remember your master password, click on “No.” You’ll be given a chance to download your data and asked for your email address. You’ll be sent an email with a link that will let you delete the account.

In either case, remember there is no rush to delete your account. Make sure that you have a useable copy of your passwords and a new password manager that you’re satisfied with first.

Alternative password managers

What follows is a list of some alternative password managers and where you can find instructions for importing your LastPass data.

Bitwarden

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  • Free version? Yes
  • Paid features start at $10 / year and include file storage, authenticator, two-step login, others.

Dashlane

  • Free version? Yes
  • Paid features start at $4.99 / month and include unlimited passwords and devices, a VPN, others.

KeePass

  • Free version? Yes
  • No paid features
  • Instructions for importing CSV files. (Note: According to KeePass’ Import / Export help page, the app does have a specific import for LastPass that is accessible from within the app.)

LogMeOnce

  • Free version? Yes
  • Paid features start at $2.50 / month and include encrypted storage, additional password sharing, emergency access, live password tracker, others.

NordPass

  • Free version? Yes
  • Paid features start at $1.49 / month and include syncing across devices, ability to have more than one active device, secure item sharing, others.
  • Instructions for importing CSV files. (Note: has separate instructions for exporting data from LastPass.)

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1Password

  • Free version? No
  • Paid features start at $35.88 / year and include unlimited passwords, 1GB storage, email support, one year of item history, and others.

RoboForm

  • Free version? Yes
  • Paid features start at $23.88 / year and include syncing across devices, cloud backup, two-factor authorization, shared folder, and others.
  • Instructions for importing CSV files. (Note: RoboForm has specific instructions for importing LastPass files to Windows and Mac systems; however, they include statements that separate apps are needed to export data from LastPass, which is no longer the case.)

Zoho Vault

  • Free version? Yes
  • Paid features start at $10.80 / year and include secure password sharing, password expiration alerts, cloud backup, and others.
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Update February 24th, 5:30PM ET: This article has been updated to add instructions for importing to Dashlane.