Importing favorites/bookmarks

You can import entries into the KeyPass database from the following sources:

CSV files

CSV files should have the following format: a header row following by one or more data rows. The header row should contain one or more tags that indicate the data available for import. Valid tags are: Title (mandatory), URL, Username, Password and Notes (case-sensitive). The data rows should list the columns for each record in the same sequence indicated in the header row.

A sample CSV file looks like this:

Title, URL, Username, Password
Yahoo Mail,, john_doe, xyz123
Gmail,, john.doe, abc456

If you need to include one or more commas within a particular field, surround the entire field with double quotes. If you need to include double quotes within a particular field, prefix it with another double-quote. It is OK for a field to be empty, provided it is not a mandatory field.

Note that a valid CSV file should have at least the Title field. Otherwise the import will fail.

KeePass XML 1.x files

This imports KeePass 1.x databases exported using the File/Export To/XML File... function. It imports groups/subgroups, username, password, URL, notes and expiry date from the XML file.

KeePass XML 2.x files

This imports KeePass 2.x databases exported using the File/Export.../KeePass XML (2.x) function. It imports groups/subgroups, username, password, URL, notes and expiry date from the XML file.

Internet Explorer favorites

IE favorites are automatically detected and imported into the database.

Netscape Navigator, Mozilla or Firefox bookmarks

For Netscape Navigator, Mozilla or Firefox bookmarks, you need to specify the bookmark file (either bookmark.htm or bookmarks.html) to import.

Imported favorites or bookmarks are automatically placed in a root folder called Imported Favorites or Imported Bookmarks respectively. After the import, you can move them to other folders accordingly.

KeyPass database file

This option overwrites the existing KeyPass database with one that has been exported to a particular folder using the export function. It offers a quick way to migrate the KeyPass database without using the backup/restore functions. From an existing installation of KeyPass, the user exports the database to a folder on a backup device. After reinstalling KeyPass, the user simply imports the database from the backup device.

Related topic: Exporting the database

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