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How do I export my Wi-Fi passwords from LastPass?

LastPass has the ability to export Wi-Fi passwords stored as LastPass secure notes to your computer (Windows only).

Note: 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 (e.g., Intel, etc.) are not supported.

Requirements for exporting

In order to import and export Wi-Fi passwords, your Windows machine must have a Wi-Fi adapter installed, which you can determine by following these instructions.

  • Instructions for Windows users

If you would like to import and export Wi-Fi passwords from the LastPass web browser extension, you will need the following:

  • The ability to run the LastPass Universal Installer (requires admin privileges) to ensure that the LastPass Wi-Fi utility is installed
  • The LastPass web browser extension that includes the binary component (also included in the Universal Installer – learn more).

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

To 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 Microsoft article for instructions on starting it.

For Windows Vista (or later) 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:

  1. Go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.  
  2. Click Download PsTools to download PsTools.zip.
  3. Once downloaded, extract the PsExec.exe file and copy it to the LastPass installation directory located in either the custom installation directory you specified when you installed the LastPass Universal Installer, or either of the following default locations:
    • 32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\LastPass\
    • 64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\

Export Wi-Fi passwords using the LastPass web browser extension

Instructions will vary depending on the web browser you're using. Please note that LastPass must detect a Wi-Fi adapter in order to export Wi-Fi passwords.

Using Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Opera

  1. Open your desired web browser.
  2. Click the inactive LastPass icon .
  3. Enter your username and Master Password, then click Log In.
  4. If prompted, complete steps for Multifactor Authentication (if enabled).
  5. Click the active LastPass icon in your toolbar, then navigate to the following (based on your view):
    • Go to More OptionsAdvancedExportWi-Fi Passwords.
    • Go to Account OptionsAdvancedExportWi-Fi Passwords.
  6. If prompted, enter your Master password and click Continue.
  7. Enter a file name and save location, then click Save.

Your Wi-Fi passwords have now been exported from your LastPass Vault to your computer.

Using Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the inactive LastPass icon .
  3. Enter your username and Master Password, then click Log In.
  4. If prompted, complete steps for Multifactor Authentication (if enabled).
  5. Click the active LastPass icon , then go to ToolsAdvanced Tools > Export ToWi-Fi Passwords.
  6. If prompted, enter your Master password and click Continue.
  7. Enter a file name and save location, then click Save.

Your Wi-Fi passwords have now been exported from your LastPass Vault to your computer.

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