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Importing from bitwarden - cannot find option to import 1pif file

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Am trying to import from bitwarden. Which I believe requires the MRC tool. - This will generate the 1pif file that I am supposed to be able to import into 1password.

But I cannot see any such option to import a 1pif file. If I select "Import..." and then "Other" the only option I have is to import a csv file. Which is not correct.

How do I import 1pif file which the MRC tool generates?

Or is this option not available on Linux? In which case, maybe trying 1password was a mistake, I thought it was suppose to be cross platform.


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  • MrCMrC
    Volunteer Moderator


    FYI: You need version 7 of 1Password. Version 8 does not yet include a 1PIF import. I believe the 1Password folks are working on this.

    Do you have the ability to install V7 on a Mac or Windows desktop?

  • penguinBrianpenguinBrian
    Community Member

    Oh, I see. I guess this means Version 8 on Windows and OSX would have the exact same problem. And version 7 I think was never released for Linux.

    I see that there are official links to download version 7 for Windows and OSX still, will see if I can work something out.

  • MrCMrC
    Volunteer Moderator


    Yes, that's correct.

    Let me know if you need any adjustments to the bitwarden converter.

  • penguinBrianpenguinBrian
    Community Member

    Thanks for your help.

    Looks like it all went OK. I imported into a separate vault just in case I have to redo it. But can't see any problems - yet! Obviously won't delete the source data in a hurry.

    The passwords I imported are a complete and utter mess. Full of deprecated and ancient passwords, and sorted randomly into folders. Garbage in == garbage out. I notice 1password has an archive feature, something I think I will be making good use of. For ancient logins which may or may not work on websites which may or may not exist anymore. I guess I will be busy trying to make sense of this now.

    Now to evaluate 1password and see if I actually do like it better then Bitwarden. As much as I like the open source of Bitwarden, unfortunately, development seems to have stalled, with features such as auto fill not working 100% on Android. So far 1password looks good, except for the import. But hopefully I won't ever have to touch that again now.

  • MrCMrC
    Volunteer Moderator

    Nice work @penguinBrian

    Enjoy 1Password!

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