Data and backups

How to open a .agilekeychain_zip backup

You can open a .agilekeychain_zip backup created with 1Password 3 for Mac on your Mac or Windows PC.

Important

These instructions only apply if the extension of your file is exactly .agilekeychain_zip. If you have a file with a different extension (such as .agilekeychain without the “_zip” at the end), these instructions do not apply to your situation.

  1. Select the .agilekeychain_zip file and choose File > Get Info from the menu bar.

  2. Change the underscore (_) in the extension to a period (.). So the extension changes from .agilekeychain_zip to .agilekeychain.zip. For example, 1Password 2011-02-24 205523 (56 items).agilekeychain_zip becomes 1Password 2011-02-24 205523 (56 items).agilekeychain.zip

  3. Click Use .agilekeychain.zip when asked.

  4. Double-click the file (now a .zip file) to decompress it.

You should now have a usable Agile Keychain (.agilekeychain). Using the same example from above, you would end up with a file called 1Password 2011-02-24 205523 (56 items).agilekeychain which can then be opened in 1Password 4 or later.

  1. Right-click the .agilekeychain_zip file, and choose Rename.

  2. Change the underscore (_) in the extension to a period (.). So the extension changes from .agilekeychain_zip to .agilekeychain.zip. For example, 1Password 2011-02-24 205523 (56 items).agilekeychain_zip becomes 1Password 2011-02-24 205523 (56 items).agilekeychain.zip

  3. Windows will ask you to confirm that you would like to change the filename extension. Click Yes.

  4. Double-click the file (now a .zip file) to decompress it.

You should now have a usable Agile Keychain (.agilekeychain). Using the same example from above, you would end up with a file called 1Password 2011-02-24 205523 (56 items).agilekeychain which can then be opened in 1Password 4 for Windows (File > Open 1Password vault).

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