This article provides the steps needed to export your passwords into a readable format like CSV, Excel, or JSON.
Important things to note about these export files:
- CSV, Excel, and JSON export files are not a secure way to back up your data. We strongly recommend that you delete the exported files as soon as you are done with them.
- These export files will contain only passwords. Before exporting the rest of your data, manually copy your Secure Notes.
If you want to transfer all your data from one Dashlane account to another in a secure way, we recommend you follow the steps in this article instead.
From the web app
To use this feature, you'll need to be running version 6.2123 or above of the Dashlane extension.
This feature is compatible with the following browsers:
How to export from the web app
From the web app, you can export your passwords in CSV format.
- Go to My Account in the bottom left corner of the page and select Export Data.
- Enter your Master Password and click Unlock to access your secure data.
- Click Export to CSV to download a CSV file of your passwords.
If you are using a business account, please note that only those passwords saved in your Personal space will be exported. Passwords saved in your company space, even if they are not enforced to be there by the admin of your account, will not be exported.
From the desktop app
How to export from the desktop app
From the desktop app, you can export your passwords in JSON, Excel, or CSV format.
- From the File menu, select Export and then the format: JSON, Excel, or CSV.
- Enter your Master Password and click OK to access your secure data.
- Name the file, select where to download it, and click Save.
Known issue on Excel for Windows
If you export your data to Excel on Windows, you might get a message when opening the file warning you that the file format and the extension don't match. If this happens, just click Yes and continue. The Excel file will still open and you will have access to your data.
Export your data to Apple Numbers or any other spreadsheet application
Although Numbers is not officially supported, you will be able to export your data to a new document by following these steps.
- In Dashlane, on the click File > Export > Unsecured archive (readable) in CSV format.
- Open the newly created file using a text editor (like TextEdit on a Mac or Notepad on Windows).
- Replace all commas and semi-colons in the file with "," and ";" (including the quotes). To do this, use the Replace feature of the editor (Ctrl+H on Notepad; ⌘+F on TextEdit).
- Save the file and make sure that its extension is CSV and not TXT.
- Open this file in Numbers and your data should display properly.
This will also work with any other spreadsheet application able to open CSV files.