Backup your passwords to a file on your computer

The desktop version gives you the ability to make a local backup copy of all of the items saved in your password boss account. This backup file can be either password protected with your Master Password or not encrypted.

Making a password protected backup

Note:

Password protected backups require your email address and Master Password to access the data.

  1. Open Password Boss and from the File menu choose Export data -> Password Boss secure file. 
  2. Save the .JSON file to your PC. Note the file name and location of the file.

Making an unencrypted backup

  1. Open Password Boss and from the File menu choose Export data -> Password Boss JSON - not encrypted. 
  2. Save the .JSON file to your PC. Note the file name and location of the file.

Importing a password protected backup

  1. Open Password Boss.
  2. From the File menu choose Import passwords -> From File -> PasswordBoss encrypted export
  3. Choose the JSON file you created earlier.
  4. Enter the email address and Master Password for the backup file.
  5. Select Next.
  6. Select the items you want to import .
  7. Select Import .
  8. All of the imported items will be saved in a new folder named PasswordBoss - <mm/dd/yy -time>.

Importing an unencrypted backup

  1. Open Password Boss.
  2. From the File menu choose Import passwords -> From File -> Password Boss JSON - not encrypted.
  3. Choose the JSON file you created earlier.
  4. Select Next.
  5. Select the items you want to import .
  6. Select Import .
  7. All of the imported items will be saved in a new folder named PasswordBoss - <mm/dd/yy -time>.
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