[Fix] LastPass not Saving Passwords | Complete Guide 2024

Written By Steven Arends

Occasionally, LastPass fails to save the information set you insert while logging in to a site. Thus, it creates a perplexing situation when LastPass is not conveniently working, and you do not have the credentials noted elsewhere. Have you ever been trapped in a similar scenario?

If yes, no worries. A couple of months ago, I used to witness the same thing. But, being a technological geek, I desperately thought to go the extra mile so as to solve the issue. Fortunately, I could accrue several damn techniques to make LastPass operable again.

Let’s get into the detail of the strategies.Fix-lastpass-not-saving-passwords

Why do We Use LastPass?

LastPass is unquestionably one of the best tools to generate and preserve all the credentials you use online. No other extension is as good as LastPass in managing your passwords on different sites.

As a password manager, you can use it in the form of a plug-in on your web browser or an application on your smartphone. However, the standardized layout of LastPass comes with a web interface.

Could you please give me an appraisal of how many sites you visit and insert your information throughout the whole day? Just think about the number for a month or a year? Isn’t it so big? Moreover, cyber security specialists always encourage the users to use different passwords for different sites.

Therefore, rationally it is not possible to recall all the passwords when needed. That’s why a specialized tool for this job is badly needed. LastPass is the tool that stores encrypted passwords online. It preserves data from a simple website login info to the account and transaction information of a bank.

So, in the earlier days of LastPass, users were concerned about allowing LastPass to save their most secret datasets. And, at that time, it was not ill-founded as LastPass deals with one of the most confidential issues of people.

As luck would have it, users found LastPass the most reliable partner to count on.

Why does LastPass not Save Passwords?

I already mentioned the benefits of why we use it. No one has yet raised a single problem regarding its security system and data infringement.

Unfortunately, another issue frequently comes to light. There are cases where it unusually stops saving passwords, or it does not even retrieve the saved ones without any prior notice or notification. This creates a hassle for the users who need to use the info in an emergency.

Why does LastPass not save passwords off and on?

LastPass does not save passwords primarily due to its technical issues. Besides the use of multiple password managers on your device, a problem with the browser’s autofill settings, cache, and previous browsing data issues are also held accountable for LastPass not saving passwords properly. Moreover, internal bugs or glitches with the extension may also cause malfunction with LastPass.

I think it is pretty essential to figure out the reason that causes the problem. And, I recommend you try to follow this whatever the matter is, and this will help to head towards the solutions to the problem.

How to Fix LastPass not Saving Passwords

No doubt, LastPass has become part and parcel of our daily browsing. Hence, you nor I cannot afford the luxury of avoiding LastPass. Instead, fixing the issue will provide you with privilege for long. Let’s not waste more time and dive into the quick fixes.

Here are the methods to fix LastPass not saving passwords with detailed steps:

1. Enable Browser Autofill Option

On your web browser, check whether LastPass is installed and enabled. Then, the autofill feature comes forward to be checked.

Here are the steps to enable the autofill option in two different browsers:

Google Chrome:

  • Open Chromium-based browser.
  • Go to Settings. Just click on the three dots icon at the window’s top-right corner. top-right-corner
  • Choose Autofill from the left pane.
  • Click on Passwords.Passwords
  • Make sure Offer to save passwords and Auto Sign-in is enabled. Auto-sign-in

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on the hamburger icon at the top-right.
  • Go to Settings. Go-to-settings
  • Choose Privacy & Security from the left pane.
  • Uncheck the Autofill logins and passwords box under the Logins and Passwords Logins-and-passwords

Now, restart the browser you are currently using, and check if it works.

2. Clear the Cache data

It frequently happens that new data conflicts with the previous data set saved on your browser. Sometimes, the stored data is corrupted, and thus, it creates chaos and prevents some extensions from functioning appropriately.

Here are the steps to clear the Cache and Browsing data:

  • Launch your browser.
  • Go to Settings. Click on the three dots located on the top-right.
  • Click on More tools from the dropdown.
  • Choose Clear browsing data from the sub-menu. Clear-browsing-data
  • Check all the options there, and set the time range to Last 4 weeks.
  • Click on Clear data. Clear-data

This will erase the data of last month. Now, close the browser and restart it.

3. Delete Temporary Files

It also happens that the problem rests on any temporary file. Fortunately, there are ways to delete them. Moreover, deleting the entire folder containing temporary files works for several users.

Here are the steps to delete temporary files on your computer:

  • Open the Run You may use the shortcut of Windows+R.
  • Type %temp% in the search bar.
  • Press the Enter button or click on OK. You will be redirected to the folder where the temporary files are stored. temporary-files
  • Select all files and delete them. Press Shift+Delete to remove those permanently. permanently

Now, you may restart your computer and check if LastPass saves new Passwords.

4. Reinstall LastPass

Uninstalling and reinstalling software, plug-in, or extension to fix the problems is a primitive but foolproof solution. In this case, also, I will suggest you do so.

Here are the steps to reinstall LastPass on your browser:

  • Go to Settings of your browser.
  • Click on More tools, and then go to Extensions from the sub-menu. All the extensions that are installed on your browser will appear. More-tools
  • Locate LastPass and click on the Remove button to disable and uninstall it. uninstall-it
  • Close your browser and open it again.
  • Go to the Extensions page in the same way.
  • Click on the hamburger icon at the top-left corner of the window next to Extensions. Extensions
  • Tap on Open Chrome Web Store from the left pane. Open-chrome
  • Type LastPass on the search bar and install it.LastPass

Now, check if the extension saves passwords.

5. Clear Chrome Password Folder

If you want to remove the previously stored passwords, you can do that following the steps below. This will compel the Chromium browser to download fresh copies of information and reset all by replacing them with new data.

Here are the steps to delete the Chrome password folder on your computer:

  • Navigate to C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default location using File Explorer. Insert your username or Windows profile name in the place of [Username].
  • Copy Login Data and Login Data-journal from here and paste them elsewhere.
  • Delete the two files and paste the previous files there.

It will lead to solving your password-saving issue with LastPass.

6. Check the Registry Files

If the problem is not solved yet, try this method. I guide you to have a backup of these registry files before you change with those.

Here are the steps to check the registry files:

  • Launch the Run
  • Type regedit and hit Enter. Type-regedit
  • Click on File at the top-left corner of the registry window.
  • Choose Export from the menu. Export
  • Select Export range to All at the bottom-left of the pop-up.
  • Give a name, and click on Save. Give-a-name

Here is the way of checking the registry files of your computer.

7. Log Out and In of your Google Account

I got many reports where users promptly reached the solution by logging out and in of their Google accounts, which often seems highly effective. Of course, there is a possibility of a password issue being raised if the browser and your Google account is not correctly synced.

Though LastPass saves the passwords along with other credentials locally on the browser, it also needs to be synced to the cloud.

So, log out of your Google account and log in again. Then, check whether the problem goes or remains.


Summing up, all the approaches to solve the LastPass issue are proven and tested. Start trying from the top and attempt another if the previous one does not work.

The problem with saving passwords does not occur so often. Still, it is an issue to be concerned about and annoyed at. Please, let me know what happens to you with my key measures.

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About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.


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