I’m trying to set up biometrics with the Windows Desktop version of bitwarden. In the settings, the “Unlock with Windows Hello” option is not visible. Any thoughts?
I got my desktop version from
It works fine.
Thanks, ThomasB, but downloading and using the Desktop Version is not a problem. I am trying to activate the biometrics.
In the settings, there is a box and text “Unlock with Pin” but there is no box and text for “Unlock with Windows Hello”. Screenshot below.
Windows Hello is active and working on my laptop. I have logged in and out of Bitwarden. I have restarted the computer.
You may need to install the C++ redistributable packages:
I use Windows Hello biometric unlock myself. I posted that link because the Windows Store version doesn’t provide that functionality yet, and I thought that might be the issue. Maybe Trey has the right answer for you. Please let us know.
Bitwarden with Windows Hello was working on my laptop until today when I reinstalled Windows. I am using Windows Hello with my fingerprint reader to sign in to Windows, but the option is no longer there on the Bitwarden desktop application. Until I reinstalled Windows, that option was on the Bitwarden desktop application. Which C++ redistributable package do I install? I did read the Bitwarden help on biometrics, but I’m lost on what package I should be downloading/installing. Any ideas?
I downloaded the one that says:
Install + reboot solved this problem for me.
x64: vc_redist.x64.exe worked for me also just now.
I’ve installed vc_redist.x64.exe but still don’t have the Unlock with Windows Hello… any ideas? I’m running the following Bitwarden Desktop:
Tried a reboot?
I have. I’ve also tried reinstalling Bitwarden Desktop afterwards but no dice.