Change "type" of item

Allow me to voice frustration too. Nothing super big for me, but I just noticed 4 items that were totally wrong in my vault. I was unable to change the “item type”. These items all have multiple attachments so I had to download them to my Desktop and then re-create a vault entry designating them with the correct item type. Wow, if I had a hundred of these that would suck big time!

This to do list item has been hanging out for months now. Anything coming down the pipe yet?

Not on the roadmap just yet. Perhaps we can see if this fits as an enhancement to the clone feature.

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I also just switched from eWallet and was surprised to find that all of my cards ended up under “logins.” Also surprised to see that after 2 1/2 years this hasn’t been addressed, but then I guess it hasn’t gotten many upvotes.

On the other hand, how important is Type? It feels like I should have my credit and ATM cards under Cards, but since the folder structure from eWallet is preserved, am I really going to miss anything? In fact, since I had sub-folders for work vs personal cards, and debit vs credit cards, it may be more functional to stick with the imported folders?

Just imported from Keepass. No ability to change type from “Login” to “Identity”, “Card” etc. Please consider enabling this. Thanks.

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This is a feature probably mainly important for users that switch to BW and import a large number of items. If you enter new data you will use the correct type.

As you currently welcome a lot of switchers, this feature may climb up in the importance grading a bit :wink:

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After you Add Item there is no way when you go back and edit the Item that you can change/convert the Type (Login, Card, Identity, Secure Note) of that Item short of deleting the Item and reentering all the details over again. I imported from LastPass need to make Type changes.
Please provide a way to accomplish this.


I also need this…Hoping some devs are seeing this thread.

Yes please, I just moved from 1Password and I have to change many items type manually.
Adding this feature will help people like me a lot.

New here, thanks! First post, and this, tbh, is one of the most important features missing, along with drag and drop into folders. Is there any commitment to do this?

Hi @fredu, our current roadmap is available here. You can also vote for the drag and drop functionality here.

Cheers, but this has been floating around for 4 years now it seems. Do I still need to vote?

The roadmap is subject to change but does show our current trajectory. Currently you can use the Bitwarden Web Vault to perform bulk actions such as selecting and moving multiple items.

Yup - imported from KeePass. I like Bitwarden, but I don’t like re-typing. Pleeease can we have a type change feature.

With respect to 1Password migrations, all my 1Password types have been retained in Bitwarden.

Strongly support this feature request. Would make using Bitwarden substantially easier.

Yes, could make import from KeePass much easier, and at least updating what has been imported.

The currently available import function does allow for the item Type to be specified for each imported item — either using the "type" field in a .json file, or using the third or second column (for individual or organizational vaults, respectively) in a .csv file.

It seems to me that the issues reported by most users in this thread could be solved by conditioning the data exported from other password managers before importing into Bitwarden.

I think the problem for the larger listeners here is they did not know you should go into a .csv or .json file prior to the import. I came from Blackberry Password Keeper and would like to be able to switch the “type” of saved data to Card from Login too. But after one uses Bitwarden for a few months, and you then find out this file fix should have been done several months ago, it does nothing for the user. The other solution is to start over, making the changes to the .csv/.json files, which no one will do. Too much time invested getting the App up and running plus ironing out other kinks of Bitwarden so the data is like it was in the old program/app.

You wouldn’t necessarily have to start over from completely from scratch, but you could potentially export your vault, make changes to item types by editing the .json, purge your vault, and re-import the vault. The main issue with this work-around is that if you have attachments, those would have to be individually downloaded and re-uploaded (although third party utilities to automate the process are also available).

A very useful feature for migrating passwords from another service!
Please implement this!