Installing Dashlane is easy. You first need to install the Windows application, and then Dashlane will then automatically install the browser extensions.
- Installing the Dashlane application
- Importing the passwords saved in your browsers
- Installing the browser extensions
- Frequently asked questions
Installing the Dashlane application
Open the file you just downloaded and click on Run to have Windows launch the installer.
Then, click on Install and the installer will do the rest. If you want, you can also click on "Custom" to choose which browsers you want to install Dashlane on.
The installation itself might take a few minutes.
After the installation is done, you should either Log in to your existing account or Create an account if you do not already have one. Dashlane will show you a short tutorial to show you how to use its basic features.
Importing the passwords saved in your browsers
After you install Dashlane, the application will ask you whether you want to import your passwords from your browsers. You will be able to choose which passwords you want Dashlane to store. After you are done choosing your passwords, click on Import.
Installing the browser extensions
Dashlane will automatically install the Dashlane extension on Chrome and Firefox, except if you chose to uncheck one of these browser when installing Dashlane. The next time you will open those browsers, the Dashlane extension will be installed and ready to work.
If Dashlane does not automatically install the extension in one of your browsers, you can click on Extensions on the top bar menu of Dashlane and manage your extensions from there.
To learn more about the browser extensions, see here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to run Dashlane or my browser in Admin mode?
In order to work in your browser(s), both Dashlane and your browser(s) must be run with the same administrator privileges.
For security reasons, we recommend that you run both Dashlane and your browser(s) in normal mode and not as an administrator: Applications which are run as an administrator on Windows have full access to your system, which can be dangerous when using a browser. However, because of limitations set by Microsoft, the Dashlane extension for Internet Explorer can only be installed on an Administrator Windows session. You can learn more here.