Import Data from 1Password

Category: Import & Export
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    Use this article for help exporting data from 1Password and importing into Bitwarden. 1Password data exports are available as .1pif or .csv files, depending on which client version and operating system you are using.


    Exports from the 1Password 8 Desktop App are in a new format (.1pux) that is not currently supported for import into Bitwarden. To export in a format compatible with Bitwarden download and install 1Password 7 and export from this version with the instructions below.

    Export from 1Password

    Complete the following steps to export data from the 1Password Desktop App:

    1. Navigate to the Vault you’d like to export.

      Currently, 1Password will not allow you to to export from multiple Vaults at once.

    2. In your Vault, select the items you would like to export.

      Hold Ctrl/Cmd to select multiple Vault items, or select everything by pressing Ctrl/Cmd + A.

    3. On Windows, select FileExport or right-click and select Export.

      On macOS, select FileExportAll Items...

    4. In the Export window, specify a location and file format.

      You may choose between 1Password Interchange Format (.1pif) and Comma Delimited Text (.csv) depending on your client version and operating system.


      If you’re exporting a .csv from macOS, you must also select the All Fields radio button and check the Include Column Labels checkbox.

    Import to Bitwarden

    Importing data to Bitwarden can only be done from the Web Vault or CLI. Data is encrypted locally before being sent to the server for storage. To import your data:

    1. In the Web Vault, select Tools from the top navigation bar.
    2. Select Import Data from the left-hand Tools menu.
    3. From the format dropdown, choose one of the following File Formats:

      • 1Password (1pif)
      • 1Password 6 and 7 Windows (csv)
      • 1Password 6 and 7 Mac (csv)
    4. Select the Choose File button and add the file to import or copy/paste the contents of your file into the input box.


      Import to Bitwarden can’t check whether items in the file to import are duplicative of items in your Vault. This means that importing multiple files will create duplicative Vault items if an item is already in the Vault and in the file to import.

    5. Select the Import Data button to complete your import.
    6. After successful import, delete the import source file from your computer. This will protect you in the event your computer is compromised.

    Currently, file attachments are not included in Bitwarden import operations and will need to be uploaded to your Vault manually. For more information, see File Attachments.