Show collection and folder ownership of an item in list view

Hi @yorick - I think this would be a good enhancement, too, but remember that this is a community forum, not the developer forum. Occasionally we do see some members of the Bitwarden team pop in here from time to time, but they definitely do not participate in all the individual threads (right now there are nearly 2000 feature requests they would have to follow!). So, just because there aren’t posts here from the Bitwarden team, it doesn’t mean the issue is being overlooked.

I try to follow the Bitwarden Roadmap to see what’s in the works. The team has completed an impressive number of improvements in 2021, and I think the pace is only accelerating. :crossed_fingers:

1 Like

Why can’t you just open the item and look? Personally, I think this feature is unnecessary and would just add clutter to the search results.

Hi David, I may be missing your point. What do you mean with “open and look”? In the search results, I see this:

When I open the item, I see this:

How can I see who it is shared with? The nearest way to find it out is to click Edit > Collections. So to find out (not edit) something about an item, not only should I do 2-3 more clicks than necessary, but I need to actually switch to the edit mode. I wouldn’t call it a good user experience. With respect to cluttering the interface, there is already a symbol indicating the item is shared. It is a matter of showing a tooltip if I hover that symbol. Even better—make it a user setting to display the organization name instead of this symbol (save me 3 clicks!) or this symbol for those who don’t like too much info here.


I want see folder of my record, when i searching by All Items

1 Like

Any news on this ?

It’s becoming embarrassing to have to wait 3 years, without having a certain answer on the possible desire to implement this

It would have been quicker to clone the repo and make the changes on our own


@bw-admin Here could be the simple but very useful solution: Just add the list of Collection names (comma-separated, “Shared in: Collection 1, Collection 2”) to the title (text on hover) of the “Shared” icon in the right of the item name (instead of “Shared”):
Also will be good to make this icon visible always, even when the text is long (like in the second item on the screenshot).

Hey everyone, stay tuned, the team is making improvements in this area as part of the upcoming vault refresh :+1:


I would say it would be more convenient, not to have to click the icon to see the parent folder (but maybe leaving it in parentheses)

But if click on the icon - I just open the Item view page, where I don’t see the list of collections too! I can actually see the list of Collections, where the Item present, only in Edit form, in “Collections” sub-form.

So let’s show it on click, or at least on hover.

And show the list of assigned collections on Item View page.

This is absolutely essential. Not showing the organization/collection in the “All Entries” view is a source of endless trouble and errors.

1 Like

Any update on this ?
We switched to BitWarden recently but it’s a big trouble to have all items in the list view without collection name (using Chrome Extension).

1 Like

Hey @kevin39 thanks for the feedback, it has been passed along to the team. In the meantime, you can add text or emoji to the name to provide a visual in the browser extension, or use the vault section and scroll to collections.

The team is also working on a refresh for the web vault to help improve labeling and will continue to monitor feedback for other clients.

The team also needs to balance UI needs such as community members wantingto keep the view as vertically compact as possible so it would need to be optional. If anyone is interested in working on a PR for this one, feel free to propose a contribution in the Pull Requests - Bitwarden Community Forums category.

1 Like

I’m surprised customers have been able to live without this feature. Having to go into the edit screen to see what folder an item belongs to is not acceptable.


We are evaluating Bitwarden as well and hey … this is a “killer criteria” in our evaluation. and as a consultant, I must be honest:

  • Great Software (App, Browser, Mobile, …)
  • Container Ready
  • Android support could be more native (but is not soooo important)
  • Kubernetes native support
  • collection integration (this thread)
  • api for ansible in air gapped setup (bw cli is no option for ansible_runner containers)

however, thanks for this great software, I use it in private and it is really handy.
looking forward to read your posts about any progress ! ! !

I have been using Bitwarden for years now for my personal accounts and have recently got our team on board however this is becoming the number 1 annoyance across the team especially in the browser addon list.

This feature would be very helpful. Search is completely broken for our usage due to this limitaton.

This feature would be great especially for maintenance and cleaning up.

We’ve merged with another vault due to reorganization and there are some entries duplicated. Would be nice when searching and finding the duplicates to know which collection are the items residing so as to know which one to prune.

And we’ve encountered situations already where a password is updated but its from an old collection, making the rest of the team unable use it since they’re using the one from the newer collection.

This feature would be very useful. Even ability to have a tooltip when you hover over an item would be a solution. Right now I have to add the folder name in duplicate name entries.