Export your vault data

Bitwarden allows you to export your vault data at any time.

Warning

Data exports contain your unencrypted data in .csv format. You should not store or send the file over unsecure channels (such as email). Delete it immediately after you are done using it.

Note

The downloaded .csv file can be opened, read, and modified in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or a simple text editor like Notepad.

From the web vault

  1. Log in to the web vault at https://vault.bitwarden.com
  2. Click Tools in the top navigation bar
  3. Click Export Vault under the Tools side navigation
  4. Type in your master password and click Export Vault. Your browser will either automatically download the .csv file or prompt you to save it

Note

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.

From the browser extension

  1. Open the browser extension and click the Tools tab
  2. Scroll down and click Export Vault
  3. Type in your master password and click Submit. Your browser will either automatically download the .csv file or prompt you to save it

From the desktop app

  1. Open the desktop application and navigate to FileExport Vault
  2. Type in your master password and click the Submit button. You will be prompted to download the .csv file.

From the CLI

In the CLI application, you can use the bw export command to export your data to a .csv file in the current working directory. Or pass the --output option to specify a location of your choice.

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