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Folders are structures used to organize your Personal Vault by gathering together Logins, Cards, Identities, and Secure Notes. Using Folders is a great way to make all Vault items easy to find. Any Vault item can be added to a Folder, including items shared with you from an Organization.


Items added to a Folder will still appear in your Vault when All Items is selected from the Filter menu, and deleting a Folder will not delete the items in that Folder.

Create a Folder

Folders can be created, renamed, and deleted from any Bitwarden client application:


If you're a member of an Organization, Collections will be shown below your Folders in the Filters menu.

There are similarities between Folders and Collections. Folders organize your Personal Vault (but can include shared items) and are unique to you, where Collections are shared between members of Organizations.

Nested Folders

Folders can be "nested" in order to logically organize them within your Vault. There's no limit to the depth with which you can nest Folders, but creating too many levels may interfere with your Vault's interface.


Searching inside a "parent" Folder will not include items in Folders nested inside it as potential search results. For more information, see Search your Vault.

Nested folders
Nested folders

To create a nested Folder, give a new Folder a Name that includes the "parent" Folder following by a forward slash (/) delimiter, for example Socials/Forums.

If there is no Folder with the corresponding "parent" name, the Folder won't nest and its title will be displayed in-full.

Move Items to a Folder

Once you've created a Folder in your Vault, there are a few ways to move items to it:


Items shared with you from an Organization can be added to your personal Folders, and doing so will only impact how the item appears in your Personal Vault (i.e. adding an item to a Folder won't give anyone access to that Folder, or change whether it's in a Folder in their Vaults).



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