Just try it. Close your browser, disconnect your computer from internet, open the browser and try to access your data on LastPass. It will be there. Because it's stored locally.

In this forum topic, Joe Siegrist says that LastPass always store the most updated local copy of our encrypted data. I wonder if that data is stored at a single file and where. So I could make backup copies of it and maybe even access it through LastPass Pocket.

I actually asked this same question in there, twice now, but still got no answer!

So, anyone?

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LastPass stores data in various places depending on your operating system and browser.

This information is taken from this LastPass FAQ Article


  • IE & Firefox
    • AppData%\..\LocalLow\LastPass\ or %AppData%\..\Local Settings\Application Data\LastPass\
  • Chrome
    • %AppData%\..\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\databases\chrome-extension_hdokiejnpimakedhajhdlcegeplioahd_0\
  • Safari
    • %AppData%\..\Local\Apple Computer\Safari\Databases\safari-extension_com.lastpass.lpsafariextension-n24rep3bmn_0\


  • Safari & Firefox
    • ~/Library/Application Support/LastPass/
  • Firefox (non-binary
    • Firefox profile directory
  • Chrome
    • ~/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/databases/chrome-extension_hdokiejnpimakedhajhdlcegeplioahd_0/


  • Firefox
    • ~/.lastpass/
  • Chrome
    • ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/databases/chrome-extension_hdokiejnpimakedhajhdlcegeplioahd_0/

Firefox on other platforms utilizes the Firefox profile directory. You can back these directories up and they will contain the latest copy of your data. Be aware that on Windows, Protected Storage is used to additionally encrypt your data so you'll need to ensure that your Windows profile is also backed up. Your data is also backed up at LastPass.com, and a copy is on any other device or computer you use so this isn't required.

Your data is also securely synced with the LastPass servers. When you make updates to your LastPass account, whether in a browser plugin, a mobile app, or the website, the updates are reflected on the LastPass servers as well. If your hard drive ever crashes, or your laptop is stolen, you can easily regain access to your accounts by reinstalling the plugin (https://lastpass.com/download.php) and logging in with the same email and master password.

  • we can easily "regain access" simply by logging in on the website! I had found those folders before, and it's good to now be sure the data I'm looking for must there somewhere. But I still don't know which files specifically are related to the question.
    – cregox
    May 9, 2011 at 14:29
  • This is the main quote I was missing: "You can back these directories up and they will contain the latest copy of your data"
    – cregox
    May 9, 2011 at 20:21

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