Bitwarden allows you to export your vault data at any time.
Exports contain your vault data in an unencrypted format. You should not store or send the exported file over unsecure channels (such as email). Delete it immediately after you are done using it.
.json file format offers a more complete export of your data and should be used for standard backup procedures. Some non-critical information is not included with the export when using the
.csv file format.
.json file can be opened, read, and modified in a simple text editor like Notepad.
.csv file can be opened, read, and modified in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel (preferred) or a simple text editor like Notepad.
At this time, exports do not include file attachment data.
Exporting your vault will not include items that belong to an organization. Organization admins can export their organization’s vault from the web vault under the organization’s admin area in the Tools section. Then click Export Vault under the Tools side navigation.
In the CLI application, you can use the
bw export command to export your data to a
.json file in the current working directory. You can also pass the
--output option to specify a saving location of your choice. Using the
--format option will allow you to specify the file format as
json. The file format defaults to
csv if not specified.
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