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Import Data from Password Safe

Use this article for help exporting data from Password Safe and importing into Bitwarden. Password Safe (V8) currently only supports exporting as .csv file. Older versions also supported .xml.

Export from Password Safe

Complete the following steps to export data from the Password Safe desktop app:

  1. Open Password Safe 8 and open the Extras menu from the upper left corner.

  2. Locate the Export option on the left-hand side and then choose Passwords.

  3. For the type please select CSV and enter a path to save the exported file. Leave the encoding at UTF-8.

    Export from Desktop App
    Export from Desktop App
  4. Click on the big gray arrow on the right to proceed to the export settings screen

  5. Set the separating character to Semicolon

  6. Set the text qualifier to "(double quote)

  7. Check the checkbox to keep the column headers

    Export settings screen from Desktop App
    Export settings screen from Desktop App
  8. Click Finish to start the export.


    Please note that Password Safe will export a .csv for every category you have and not just a single .csv.

Prepare Exported File

Currently, Bitwarden do not offer a specific importer for this type of file. To prepare the exported file for import, please follow these instructions.

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.



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