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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.

Additionally, shared folders are supported in 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

Create a shared folder

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

  1. If you have not done so, log in to LastPass.
  2. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.
  1. Click on Sharing Center in the left navigation.
  2. 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

To move an item into a folder, or to transfer an item from one folder into a different folder, do the following:

  1. Locate the relevant item, then hover over it and enable the checkbox in the upper-right corner.

  1. To move the item to your desired folder, click the Actions drop-down menu, then select Organize and choose your desired folder.  If you are moving a shared folder into your Vault, click Yes when prompted.
  2. You can also move an item to a 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 new 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. If you have not done so, log in to LastPass.
  2. In your web browser toolbar, click the LastPass icon then click Open My Vault.
  1. Click the Expand icon in the left menu, then 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.