How to move lot of items into an existing collection?

I imported 2000 plus items from another password manager tool to bitwarden. Although I can move one item at a time to an existing collection, I do not see how I can move them all to an existing collection at the same time.

Hi @tony.o , welcome to community! :wave:

The easiest way to do this is in the web vault - from the My vault view you’ll be able to multi-select and move all the items selected to the Collection(s) of your choice!

Just keep in mind that all of the items selected need to be move to the same Collection(s), but you can use the same feature again to move the rest of your items elsewhere.

When I do this I get this message:
“You have selected 2 item(s). 0 item(s) can be moved to an organization, 2 cannot.”
It seems that I can move items from “My Vault” to one of the company’s collections but I cannot move from one collection to another. Am I doing this right?

@tony.o if the item already belongs to an Organization then you should be able to see and edit which Collections that item is in with the use of the vertical ellipses ⋮ Options button.

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Hey @tony.o you can currently bulk select and move from your individual vault to the organization, but not between existing collections in the organization.

The team is working on upcoming changes to resolve this issue, stay tuned!


Is this already implemented, and maybe just broken? I’m trying to move items from a collection into a subcollection (cleanup an unweildly large collection). I see there’s select tickboxes, and there’s nothing those boxes could possibly apply to other than the overflow menu items to the right of individual items. Am I right to assume that I should be able to select items a, b, c, select overflow from c and move to a collection, that all three of the items should make the move?

If so, that’s not what happens right now :expressionless: If not: what is that select/tickbox for then?

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We really need the ability to bulk-move items between collections in the organization. Without it, hundreds of items get stuck in the Unassigned collection whenever you try to reorganize your vault. What a pain.