Where is my data stored on my computer/device?

Your data is also automatically synced to our cloud servers. In the event that you need to recover your data due to a device crash, simply reinstall the Bitwarden application and log in and your data will be re-synced.

All sensitive data stored on your computer/device is encrypted. The data can be found in the following locations:


  • Windows
    • Standard Installations & Store: %AppData%\Bitwarden
    • Portable: .\bitwarden-appdata
  • macOS
    • Standard Installations: ~/Library/Application Support/Bitwarden
    • Mac App Store: ~/Library/Containers/com.bitwarden.desktop/Data/Library/Application Support/Bitwarden
  • Linux
    • Standard Installations: ~/.config/Bitwarden
    • Snap: ~/snap/bitwarden/current/.config/Bitwarden


You can override the storage location for your Bitwarden desktop application data by setting the BITWARDEN_APPDATA_DIR environment variable to an absolute path.

Browser Extension

  • Windows
    • Chrome: %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\nngceckbapebfimnlniiiahkandclblb
    • Firefox: %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\your_profile\storage\default\moz-extension+++[UUID]^userContextId=[integer]
    • Opera: %AppData%\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Local Extension Settings\ccnckbpmaceehanjmeomladnmlffdjgn
    • Vivaldi: %LocalAppData%\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\nngceckbapebfimnlniiiahkandclblb
    • Brave: %LocalAppData%\BraveSoftware\Brave-browser\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\nngceckbapebfimnlniiiahkandclblb
    • Edge: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Extensions\jbkfoedolllekgbhcbcoahefnbanhhlh
  • macOS
    • Chrome: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Local Extension Settings/nngceckbapebfimnlniiiahkandclblb
    • Firefox: ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/your_profile/storage/default/moz-extension+++[UUID]^userContextID=[integer]
    • Safari: ~/Library/Safari/Databases
  • Linux
    • Chrome: ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Local Extension Settings/nngceckbapebfimnlniiiahkandclblb
    • Firefox: ~/.mozilla/firefox/your_profile/storage/default/moz-extension+++[UUID]^userContextID=[integer]


To enhance security, Firefox uses Universally Unique Identifiers (UUIDs) within extension storage folder names. Use the about:debugging#/runtime/this-firefox page (navigate from Firefox’s address bar) to locate your Bitwarden extension UUID. Replace [UUID] with that UUID. Note also that Firefox allows users to customize where to store their profiles (and thus local Bitwarden extension data). The location specified above is the default.


  • iOS: app group for group.com.8bit.bitwarden
  • Android: /data/data/com.x8bit.bitwarden/


  • Windows: %AppData%\Bitwarden CLI
  • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Bitwarden CLI
  • Linux: ~/.config/Bitwarden CLI


You can override the storage location for your Bitwarden CLI application data by setting the BITWARDENCLI_APPDATA_DIR environment variable to an absolute path.

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