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How to move your standalone vaults to a new computer or device

Move your data with iCloud or Dropbox

Important

Before you get started, make a backup of your 1Password data. Afterward, make sure your data is on your new device before you delete it from an old one.

If you don’t have a 1Password account, and you’re using 1Password 7 or earlier, the easiest way to migrate your data is to sync 1Password with iCloud or Dropbox. Set up sync on your old device before you set it up on your new device.

Move data between two Apple devices: iCloud

You can sync your 1Password data with iCloud.

Only your Primary vault syncs with iCloud. If you have multiple vaults, use Dropbox or a USB flash drive to move your 1Password data to your new device.

Move data between devices on different platforms: Dropbox

You can sync your 1Password data with Dropbox.

Move your data with a USB flash drive

Important

Before you get started, make a backup of your 1Password data. Afterward, make sure your data is on your new device before you delete it from an old one.

To move your data from one computer to another without the internet, use a USB flash drive. If you have multiple vaults, repeat these steps for each vault.

These instructions require 1Password 7 or earlier.

Old computer: Sync a vault to a USB flash drive

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on your Mac.
  2. Open and unlock 1Password, then choose Preferences > Sync.
  3. Select the vault you want to migrate, then choose Folder from the drop-down menu on the right.
  4. In the file browser, navigate to the USB flash drive, then click Open.
  5. Click Create New to save your data to the USB flash drive.

New computer: Load a vault from a USB flash drive

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on your Mac.
  2. Open 1Password on your Mac.
  3. Click More Options below “Used 1Password before?” on the Welcome screen, then click “Search my Mac”.
  4. Click “Pick a different location” on the next screen, then click “Choose a file on my Mac”.
  5. Click Choose File and navigate to the USB flash drive.
  6. Select the OPVault file (ending in .opvault), then click Open.
  7. Enter your password on the lock screen.

The new vault on your Mac will be kept in sync with the file on your USB flash drive. If you prefer not to sync, choose Preferences > Sync, select the vault, and choose None from the Sync menu.

These instructions require Windows 7 or later and 1Password 4 for Windows.

Old computer: Sync a vault to a USB flash drive

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on your PC.
  2. Locate your existing Agile Keychain or OPVault in Windows Explorer.
  3. Copy the .agilekeychain or .opvault folder to the USB flash drive.

New computer: Load a vault from a USB flash drive

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on your PC.
  2. Navigate in Windows Explorer to the Agile Keychain or OPVault on the USB flash drive and move it to your preferred location on your hard drive.
  3. Open 1Password and click “I have used 1Password before” on the Welcome screen.
  4. Navigate to the location of the Agile Keychain or OPVault on your hard drive and double-click it. You’ll see the lock screen.
  5. Enter your password.

Tip

After you set up 1Password on your new computer, get 1Password for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Brave to save passwords and sign in to websites.

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