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Manage LastPass Families Shared Folders

With LastPass Families, organize items into as many folders as you need, so you can share login credentials to household bills with your significant other, while sharing entertainment sites with the whole family – all while keeping personal Sites separate in your private Vault.

Add items from your Vault (passwords, payment cards, secure notes – anything) to a shared folder so they can easily be shared with family members.

For more information about how to share items (e.g., usernames, passwords, Secure Notes, etc.), please see Use the Sharing Center or visit the LastPass Families FAQs.

Additionally, shared folders are also supported in LastPass Teams and Enterprise accounts.

Topics in this article:

Create a shared folder

Manage items within a shared folder

Manage family members on a shared folder

Convert a folder to a shared folder

About hidden passwords for items within shared folders

Create a shared folder

To create a new shared folder within your LastPass Vault, do the following:

  1. Log in to LastPass and access your Vault.
  2. Click on Sharing Center in the left navigation.
  3. Click the Manage Shared Folders tab at the top, then click Add Shared Folder.

  1. Create a name for your shared folder, then use the drop-down menu to select specific permissions for each family member on your LastPass Families account. Optionally, you can check the box to enable the "Email invited family members" option so that those members (who have not yet activated their account) will be notified of their permissions once their account is activated.
  2. Click Add when finished, and your new shared folder will appear within your Manage Shared Folders tab within the Sharing Center, as well as your Sites tab.

Manage items within a shared folder

You can move a single item or multiple items at once into a shared folder, or transfer item(s) from one folder into a shared folder in various ways.

Note: You are unable to move items that have been individually shared with you to your own shared folder.

Drag-and-drop

  1. In your LastPass Vault, click Sites in the left navigation.
  2. Locate your desired item, then click on it and drag it to your desired folder. If you want to move multiple items at once, enable the checkbox in the upper-right corner of each, then click on 1 of the selected items and drag to your desired folder, which will move all selected items.
  3. When prompted, click Yes to confirm that you want to move the item(s).

Right-click

  1. In your LastPass Vault, click Sites or Secure Notes in the left navigation.
  2. Locate your desired item, then right-click on it and select Move to folder then select your desired shared folder. If you want to move multiple items at once, enable the checkbox in the upper-right corner of each, then right-click on 1 of the selected items and select Move to folder, then select your desired shared folder.
  3. When prompted, click Yes to confirm that you want to move the item(s).

Action menu

  1. In your LastPass Vault, click Sites or Secure Notes in the left navigation.
  2. Locate your desired item(s), then enable the checkbox(es) in the upper-right corner.
  3. Click the Actions drop-down menu and select Organize or Move to Folder, then select your desired shared folder.
  4. When prompted, click Yes confirm that you want to move the item(s).

Edit a Site or Secure Note

You can also move an item to a shared folder when you are editing it. For more information, please see Manage Your Sites or Manage Your Secure Notes.

Manage family members on a shared folder

Once you have created a shared folder, hover over it and click Manage. You can see each family member in your account, and set their permissions for that shared folder. You can choose from the following access permissions:

  • Administrator: Family members can edit sites in shared folder and invite others to the folder.
  • Read only access: Family members can view items in the shared folder, but are unable to edit or invite others.
  • No access: Family members do not have access to any items in this shared folder.

Convert a folder to a shared folder

Note: This feature is for LastPass Families users only.

If you have organized your Sites and/or Secure Notes by using standard folders, you can easily convert any folder to a shared folder as follows:

  1. In your LastPass Vault, click Sites or Secure Notes in the left navigation.
  2. Right-click on your desired folder, then select Share.

  1. Create a name for your shared folder, then use the drop-down menu to select specific permissions for each family member on your LastPass Families account. Optionally, you can check the box to enable the "Email invited family members" option so that those members (who have not yet activated their account) will be notified of their permissions once their account is activated.
  2. Click Add when finished, and your new shared folder will appear within your Manage Shared Folders tab within the Sharing Center, as well as your Sites tab.

About hidden passwords for items within shared folders

When you share an item, regardless of whether you enable the "Allow Recipient to View Password" option, you should be aware of the following:

  • Savvy end users could potentially access the password if they capture it using advanced techniques, but LastPass will never be able to access this data because it has been encrypted using their public key.
  • It is also possible to obtain shared passwords using another password manager.

For these reasons, LastPass recommends that you generate a secure password specific to the Site that you’re sharing in order to avoid sharing any passwords that you’re uncomfortable with the recipient obtaining.