Password managers are fantastic tools to manage your passwords securely. They enable you to choose unique, long, and complex passwords for every service. This is because they take all the hard work out of remembering which password is for which account. Password managers also often include helpful features such as search functions and configurable folder structures.
If you’ve got a lot of entries in your vault, you may occasionally look through them all. Doing so could help to remind you of an old account that you’d forgotten about. You may want to prune these old accounts if you don’t want to use them anymore, but you may also want to go down memory lane and look at the account too. While you could look through each of your folders one by one to see all of your entries. It’s a lot quicker to look through the full list of entries in your vault in one go.
How to view your full vault via the Bitwarden web vault
Viewing the complete list of entries in your vault via the Bitwarden web vault is really easy. The web vault defaults to this view. All you need to do is sign in at https://vault.bitwarden.com, then scroll through the default “My vault” tab.
How to view your full vault via the Bitwarden browser extension
While the web vault defaults to showing you every entry, the browser extension defaults to showing you only the entries that match the URL of the current tab. Even if you switch to the “My vault” tab, you’ll find that, by default, you can only see entries that haven’t been sorted into a folder. While you can see all of your passwords if you sort by “Login”, this doesn’t help you find old entries of other types too.
What you can do instead is search for two asterisks in the search bar at the top of the extension pane. Asterisks are commonly used as wildcard symbols, meaning they match anything. Therefore, searching for just asterisks returns everything. You have to enter a pair of asterisks because the search function only starts searching when you enter a second character.
If you’re wanting to just scroll through all the entries in your vault, it’s easier to do so without having to look through each of the folders, one at a time. by following the steps in this guide, you can look through the whole contents of your Bitwarden vault in both the web vault and the browser extension.