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Import Data from Dashlane

Use this article for help exporting data from Dashlane and importing into Bitwarden. Dashlane data exports are primarily available as .csv files available for download from the web app that can be imported directly to Bitwarden. If you have a .json export from a legacy Dashlane application, that can be imported to Bitwarden as well.

Export from Dashlane web app

To export data from the Dashlane web app:

  1. Select the My account dropdown and choose Settings.

    Export from Dashlane
    Export from Dashlane
  2. From the settings list, select Export Data.

    Export from Dashlane
    Export from Dashlane
  3. Select the Export to CSV button and save the file.

Dashlane exports data as a .zip that unpacks to multiple .csv files. For each .csv (credentials.csv, ids.csv, and so on) follow the import process separately.

Import to Bitwarden

Data must be imported to Bitwarden from the web vault or CLI. Data is encrypted locally before being sent to the server for storage.

To import data to your vault:

  1. Log in to the web vault at https://vault.bitwarden.com, or https://your.bitwarden.domain.com if self-hosting.

  2. Select Tools from the top navigation bar.

  3. Select Import Data from the tools menu.

  4. Complete the following fields from the drop down menus:

    • Import destination: Select the import destination such as your individual vault or an organizational vault that you have access to.

    • Folder or Collection: Select if you would like the imported content moved to a specific folder or organization collection that you have access to.

    • File format: Select the import file format.

  5. Select Choose File and add the file to import or copy/paste the contents of your file into the input box.

    warning

    Importing does not check whether items in the file to import already exist in your vault. If you import multiple files or import files with items already in your vault, this will create duplicates.

  6. Select Import Data to trigger the import. If you are importing a password protected .json file, enter the password into the Confirm Vault Import window that will appear.

  7. After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

Additional items such as File attachments, Sends, trash, and password history will need to be manually uploaded to your vault.

To import data to your vault:

  1. Select the Settings tab and choose the Import items option.

  2. Complete the following fields from the drop down menus:

    1. Import destination: Select the import destination such as your individual vault or an organizational vault that you have access to.

    2. Folder or Collection: Select if you would like the imported content moved to a specific folder or organization collection that you have access to.

    3. File format: Select the import file format.

  3. Select Choose File and add the file to import or copy/paste the contents of your file into the input box.

    warning

    Importing does not check whether items in the file to import already exist in your vault. If you import multiple files or import files with items already in your vault, this will create duplicates.

  4. Select Import Data to trigger the import. If you are importing a password protected .json file, enter the password into the Confirm Vault Import window that will appear.

  5. After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

To import data to your vault:

  1. Select File Import data.

  2. Complete the following fields from the drop down menus:

    1. Import destination: Select the import destination such as your individual vault or an organizational vault that you have access to.

    2. Folder or Collection: Select if you would like the imported content moved to a specific folder or organization collection that you have access to.

    3. File format: Select the import file format.

  3. Select Choose File and add the file to import or copy/paste the contents of your file into the input box.

    warning

    Importing does not check whether items in the file to import already exist in your vault. If you import multiple files or import files with items already in your vault, this will create duplicates.

  4. Select Import Data to trigger the import. If you are importing a password protected .json file, enter the password into the Confirm Vault Import window that will appear.

  5. After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

To import data to your vault from the CLI, use the following command:

Bash
bw import <format> <path>

bw import requires a format (use bw import --formats to retrieve a list of formats) and a path, for example:

Bash
bw import lastpasscsv /Users/myaccount/Documents/mydata.csv

After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

Import troubleshooting

File size import limitations

Imports may be rejected for exceeding any of the following data limitations:

  • If your import has more than 7,000 items.

  • If your import has more than 2,000 folders.

  • If your import has more than 2,000 collections.

  • If your import has more than 7,000 item-folder relationships (e.g. a single item in 3 folders can be said to have 3 item-folder relationships).

  • If your import has more than 14,000 item-collection relationships (e.g. a single item in 3 collections can be said to have 3 item-collection relationships).

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