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Archive and delete items

Learn how to archive and delete items to keep your information organized in 1Password.

If you have 1Password items you don’t often use or that you no longer need, you can archive or delete them to keep your information organized in 1Password, so you only see the items you want.

  • Archived items won’t appear in search results, and 1Password won’t suggest them when you fill in apps and browsers. You can keep archived items as long as you’d like, and you can restore them from the Archive at any time.

  • Deleted items can be recovered for up to 30 days after you delete them. You can also permanently delete items from Recently Deleted at any time.

Archive or delete items in the 1Password apps

To get started, open and unlock 1Password.

To archive an item, drag it to the Archive in the sidebar. Or click in the item’s details and choose Archive (or press Delete).

To restore an item from the Archive, click Archive in the sidebar. Select the item you want, then click in the item’s details and choose Restore Item.

To delete an item, drag it to Recently Deleted in the sidebar. Or click in the item’s details and choose Delete (or press Command-Delete).

To restore a deleted item, click Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then right-click the item and choose Restore Item.

To permanently delete a recently deleted item, click Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then right-click the item and choose “Destroy permanently”.

To select multiple items, hold the Command key while selecting each item you want. To select all items, click any item, then choose Edit > Select All (or press Command-A).

The ellipsis dropdown menu open to show Archive and Delete options.

To get started, open and unlock 1Password.

To archive an item, tap it, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose Archive.

To restore an item from the Archive, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then scroll down and tap Archive. Select the item you want, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose Restore Item.

If you're using an iPad, tap Archive in the sidebar.

To delete an item, tap it, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose Delete.

To restore a deleted item, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then scroll down and tap Recently Deleted. Select the item you want, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose Restore Item.

If you're using an iPad, tap Recently Deleted in the sidebar.

To permanently delete a recently deleted item, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then scroll down and tap Recently Deleted. Select the item you want, then tap the ellipsis icon and choose “Destroy permanently”.

If you're using an iPad, tap Recently Deleted in the sidebar.

To select multiple items to archive or delete, swipe to the right on an item and tap , then select the items you want.

Items in the Archive and Recently Deleted can only be selected individually.

The ellipsis dropdown menu open with Archive selected.

To get started, open and unlock 1Password.

To archive an item, drag it to the Archive in the sidebar. Or click in the item’s details and choose Archive (or press Delete).

To restore an item from the Archive, click Archive in the sidebar. Select the item you want, then click in the item’s details and choose Restore Item.

To delete an item, drag it to Recently Deleted in the sidebar. Or click in the item’s details and choose Delete (or press Ctrl + Delete).

To restore a deleted item, click Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then right-click the item and choose Restore Item.

To permanently delete a recently deleted item, click Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then right-click the item and choose “Destroy permanently”.

To select multiple items, hold the Ctrl key while selecting each item you want. To select all items, click any item, then press Ctrl + A.

The ellipsis dropdown menu open to show Archive and Delete options.

To get started, open and unlock 1Password.

To archive an item, tap it, then tap and choose Archive.

To restore an item from the Archive, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then scroll down and tap Archive. Select the item you want, then tap and choose Restore Item.

If you're using a tablet, tap Archive in the sidebar.

To delete an item, tap it, then tap and choose Delete.

To restore a deleted item, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then scroll down and tap Recently Deleted. Select the item you want, then tap and choose Restore Item.

If you're using a tablet, tap Recently Deleted in the sidebar.

To permanently delete a recently deleted item, tap The Items icon at the bottom of the screen, then scroll down and tap Recently Deleted. Select the item you want, then tap and choose “Destroy permanently”.

If you're using a tablet, tap Recently Deleted in the sidebar.

To select multiple items, press and hold on an item, then select the items you want.

The ellipsis dropdown menu open with Archive selected.

To get started, open and unlock 1Password.

To archive an item, drag it to the Archive in the sidebar. Or click in the item’s details and choose Archive (or press Delete).

To restore an item from the Archive, click Archive in the sidebar. Select the item you want, then click in the item’s details and choose Restore Item.

To delete an item, drag it to Recently Deleted in the sidebar. Or click in the item’s details and choose Delete (or press Ctrl + Delete).

To restore a deleted item, click Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then right-click the item and choose Restore Item.

To permanently delete a recently deleted item, click Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then right-click the item and choose “Destroy permanently”.

To select multiple items, hold the Ctrl key while selecting each item you want. To select all items, click any item, then press Ctrl + A.

The ellipsis dropdown menu open to show Archive and Delete options.

Archive or delete items on 1Password.com

To get started, sign in to your account on 1Password.com.

Open a vault and find the item you want.

To archive an item, select the item and click Edit. Then click Archive.

To restore an item from the Archive, click Archive in the sidebar, then select the item and click Restore.

To delete an item, select the item and click Edit. Then click Delete.

To restore a recently deleted item, click View Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then click Restore next to the item.

To permanently delete a recently deleted item, click View Recently Deleted in the sidebar, then click Destroy next to the item.

The edit item view open to show the Archive and Delete buttons

Archive or delete items in the 1Password extension

To get started, click the 1Password button in your browser’s toolbar and unlock 1Password.

To archive or delete an item, select the item, then click and choose Archive or Delete.

Learn how to restore an archived or deleted item in the 1Password apps or on 1Password.com.

The ellipsis dropdown menu open to show Archive and Delete options.

Get help

If you need to find an archived item that doesn’t appear in regular search results:

  • Mac: Click Archive in the sidebar, then choose Edit > Find (or press Option-Command-F). Start typing to find the item you want.
  • Windows/Linux: Click Archive in the sidebar, then press Ctrl + Alt + F. Start typing to find the item you want.
  • 1Password.com: Click Archive in the sidebar, then start typing in the search field above the item list to find the item you want.

If you’re using 1Password with your family or team and you’re having trouble archiving, deleting, or restoring an item in a vault:

  • Family account: Ask your family organizer to check if you have permission to edit items in that vault.
  • Team or business account: Ask your team administrator to check if you have permission to edit items in that vault (1Password Teams) or to archive items, delete items, or view item history in that vault (1Password Business).

If you need to view previously used passwords or revert to a previous version of an item, learn how to view and restore previous versions of an item in your individual, family, or team account.

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