Question about Buttercup Password manager

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ryrhino

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First step I logged into LastPass extension and clicked save a .csv file.
Then I went to edit and select all then I copied and pasted to a blank notepad
I went to file and save as in notepad and change from .txt to .csv this is what it looks like
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If what I wrote above is not the right way to save a .csv file please tell me how to do so. Saving the .csv file is where I am having the issues. I am saving the newpass.csv to my desktop.


I then went to Buttercup and got this
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the newpass.csv did not show when I got the above window I also clicked on desktop but nothing showed in the new archive.

Below is what happened when I clicked new archive in Buttercup

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I am not trying to save the file in my browser. If I am doing that please tell me how to save to text file.
I am selecting all in the browser window showing the passwords then I copy and past to blank text file. Is that the right way to not save in my browser?

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This is what shows after I log into LastPass extension and after I click on export
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I select the LastPass csv file. Should I be choosing the form fill option?

The other attachment is showing you what I get when I go to file and new archive in Buttercup. When I have clicked on new archive towards the bottom of Buttercup then new archive I also get the same window.

I am doing the above perhaps in error to try to get my LastPass passwords to Buttercup.

What am I doing wrong? Please tell me.

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Please take your time for the guide. I will look forward to viewing it. If it would be easier or faster for you maybe consider making a video. Please do which ever one is easier for you.

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For this guide I am going to assume you have successfully installed Buttercup

This short guide was compiled using a Windows 10, 64bit, build 1803 PC.
The browser used was Mozilla based which had a LastPass extension. Did not attempt to export passwords from the LastPass website, which may or may not work?

There were TWO separate steps needed to get my LastPass passwords imported into Buttercup. I am not familiar with this password manager but the following DID work for me.

Step one.

Open Buttecup and click on "ADD ARCHIVE" then New Archive File, or alternatively click the file menu, then "New Archive". Either way will bring you to the same dialogue box. Name and save the file whatever and wherever you like.

Here we called our new archive "new password list"
And saved it to the desktop.





Buttercup will now ask for a master Password, create one and click Confirm, and reconfirm.


The new password list file is created on the desktop.



End Step one.

Step two.

Right click a blank space on the desktop and select Text Document from the context menu.



We now have a blank .txt file on the desktop.



Next open a browser, click the LastPass extension icon then More options/advanced/export/LastPass CSV File



LastPass will ask for your LastPass Master Password. Insert it and click Continue.




Go to the browser Edit menu, click it and then choose Select All from the drop down menu.

Once all the data is highlighted right click anywhere within it and Select copy from the dialogue box menu.

Close or minimize the browser.

Now open the empty .txt document file we created on the desktop in step one.

Right click anywhere inside the empty .txt file and choose Paste from the dialogue box.

The lastPass data is now in the .txt file. Click the File menu and choose Save As...



Name the file whatever you like, and add a .csv extension.

Here we named the file as lastpasspw.csv and saved it to the desktop.



The new .csv file is created on the desktop.



Open Buttercup, click the button on the left. This button represents the new archive we created earlier in step one. Buttercup will ask for the Buttercup Master Password we created earlier, enter it and click confirm.



The Buttercup interface will change. Click the File menu, choose Import, Then From LastPass archive (.csv), then To New Password List .bcup.. (or whatever you called your new buttercup archive)



Buttercup automatically found my LastPasspw.csv file created earlier, but if by chance yours doesn't simply navigate to where yours is, click on it and select Open.



The password data is imported into Buttercup.



To repeat the above worked for me, whether it is the correct procedure or not I don't know. Good luck.
 

ryrhino

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Thanks very much for this guide. This showed when I went to file and new archive. I do not know why. Would you please explain why this happened and how to fix it. Should I uninstall Buttercup and then reinstall it? When I installed Buttercup I used the butttercup.pw website and used the Windows option.
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I reinstalled Buttercup. I opened file explorer and did a search in both ThisPC and also the c drive for .bcup and .csv files didn't find any files in either location. When I tried to make a new archive in Buttercup I got the same window that I posted in #27.
Where do I need to search for other .bcup or .csv files?
 

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I'm sorry but I have tried to assist. The guide I prepared in post number 26 worked (now twice) for me. If you are unable to get yours to work then someone with more knowledge, and patience, will have to assist you with this. Perhaps Mr. Google may also help.

PS: I tried
 

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I don't mean to be rude or smart but for all the time trying to import - a feature that doesn't seem to work properly for you - you could have typed in the usernames and passwords.

Sometimes when something takes too long to figure out, I simply forget the "easy" option and do it the long, slow way. It saves me time and a headache.