How can I backup my passwords in Dashlane without exporting?

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I exported my Dashlane password database, and saved in a CSV file as instructed. Tried to follow instructions several times, but could not import it back into Dashlane.

I had to recreate everything by hand. I need a reliable way to back up rather than pay Dashlane $39.99 every year for automatic backups. Would appreciate it if anyone knows a workable way to print or copy, backup. Thank you

  • BigRich
    Ruth, Not the ideal answer but I briefly used Dashlane and came away for the same reason when the free one didn’t deliver. Switched to Lastpass which has similar model of Free option and then better Not free option but .CSV export works properly in the Free version. Also its only $1 per month so seems much better value and does everything I need it to. Good luck.
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For a password manager, I highly recommend “keepass”. Open source trustability encrypts your p/w DB securely.

Free to download and use, precompiled binaries available for most software platforms. Sensitive data copied to the paste buffer is sanitised autonomously about 15 seconds or so later. It’s possible to have it open a webpage in your default browser and fill in relevant fields for you.

The DB itself will simply copy to other machines and on input of correct passphrase, unlock.

The DB you create won’t feature anywhere you do not expressly put it – which makes keeping it secure a lot easier. Something I commonly hear when people put things into “the cloud” for storage is “I don’t worry about third party access, it’s encrypted” – To assume the encryption key isn’t stored serverside, or otherwise backdoored – most “cloud”s are distributed systems. You’ve just given a large cluster a nice and easy way to brute force it. A password that would take a single machine 10,000 yrs to bruteforce can be done in hours with a cluster of 30,000 machines. I would highly suggest the use of something like GPG to add a further layer of encryption to sensitive data – like a p/w database – before it’s placed on a system not under your direct and sole physical control.

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