About Import/Export settings

You can export your Norton Identity Safe data for security purposes, data recovery, or when you transfer your Norton Identity Safe data to a new device. The backed up files are saved as .DAT files or .CSV files.

Import/Export option is available only on Windows.

Your Vault password cannot be reset. So, Symantec recommends that you back up your Vault data periodically. When you enable automatic backup feature, backups of your Vault are automatically created and stored locally on your device. You can access your Vault backups at Users\<User Name>\My Documents\Norton Identity Safe Backups\<Norton account name>.

You can protect the files that you backed up with a password. Symantec recommends that you use a password to keep your Norton Identity Safe data more secure. The backup password does not need to be the same as your Identity Safe password. If you have enabled automatic backup, the backed up files will be automatically protected with your Vault password. You must provide the password when you import the Norton Identity Safe data that you backed up.

You can import your Norton Identity Safe data from the file that you previously backed up.

You can also delete the data once the import is complete.

You can do the following using the Import/Export window:


You can import data from the backed up file.

When you import the Norton Identity Safe data you have the following options:

  • Merge the imported data with existing data.

  • Replace existing data with imported data.


You can back up the Norton Identity Safe data in .DAT or .CSV file formats. You can select one of the following:

  • Identity Safe Backup Format - DAT File

  • Plain Text - CSV file (Logins & Notes only)

It is recommended that you back up all of your Norton Identity Safe data periodically. While exporting your data, provide a password to keep your Norton Identity Safe data from being misused.

Automatic Backup

Your Vault is backed up automatically and stored locally in your device. To use this option, check Enable automatic backups.

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DOCID: v71133077_identity_safe_standalone_1_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 09/28/2015