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Migrating password data from LastPass to 1Password

This explains a fairly simple way to migrate your LastPass data to 1Password using Windows.

First, open your LastPass vault by going to https://lastpass.com and logging in.

Next, under the Actions column on the left, click Export.

For the next part, you’ll have to save the decrypted data to a CSV file. I was using Chrome when I did this, but I’m certain the instructions for any other browser aren’t too much more difficult.

When your decrypted LastPass vault data appears, click the wrench icon and choose ‘Save Page As…

In the file prompt that appears, name the file something you can remember and give it an extension of .CSV. For example, lastpass.csv

NOTE: Your exported CSV contains ALL your LastPass vault data in PLAIN TEXT.

Now, open 1Password and import your LastPass data as follows:

From within 1Password, select File > Import and select the CSV file you just exported from LastPass.

On the Select Columns screen, map the fields as follows:

  • Title -> name
  • username -> username
  • password -> password
  • location -> url
  • description -> extra

Click OK, then click “Yes to all” on the next screen.

After a few moments your password data should be loaded into 1Password.

Note: Your LastPass secure notes will import with ‘sn’ in the location field.

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  1. #1 by Johan Karlström on May 17, 2012 - 1:18 am

    Hi,

    Seems stright forward, But, why should I move on from Lastpass to 1password?

    Br.

    • #2 by Mike Beach on June 15, 2012 - 10:38 am

      One of the criticisms of LastPass is that your data is kept on their servers, although in an encrypted format. 1Password allows you to keep your data in your own control.