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Get to know 1Password for Windows

If you’re new to 1Password, learn how to use the Windows app to manage your passwords, credit cards, secure notes, and more.

1Password for Windows is the simple, beautiful password manager you’ve been looking for. Easily organize your secure information, save and fill passwords in your web browser, and have everything available at your fingertips.

Before you get started, set up 1Password on your Windows PC.

Create and edit items

When you open 1Password, you’ll see a list of all your items, like your passwords and credit cards. Select an item to see its details:

To create an item, click New Item (Ctrl + N). Then choose the type of item to create. Enter the details and click Save.

To edit an item, select it and click Edit (Ctrl + E). When you’re done making changes, click Save.

To see only certain types of items, select Categories in the sidebar and choose an item type. Select All Items to see everything in the current vault.

Use 1Password in your browser

The 1Password extension lets you fill passwords, credit cards, and addresses directly in Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Learn how to use the 1Password extension.

1Password extension ready to fill a password

Search 1Password

Searching is the fastest way to find what you need in 1Password.

To search in 1Password, use the search field above the list of items (Ctrl + F).

Learn more about searching 1Password.

Sort items

To change how items are sorted in the list, click Sort above the search field.

For example, you can sort your items by the date last you last made changes to them.

Organize with favorites and tags

Select Favorites in the sidebar to quickly access your favorite items. To mark an item as a favorite, select it and click Favorite.

Use tags to organize your items and find them easily. To create a tag, edit an item, enter the name of the tag in the tags field, and click Save. To add multiple tags to an item, separate them with commas. To see your tags, click Tags in the sidebar.

Switch vaults

You can use vaults in 1Password to organize your items and share them with others. If you have multiple 1Password accounts, each account will have its own vaults.

To switch to a specific vault or view all the vaults in a specific account, select All Vaults (Ctrl + D) and choose a vault or account.

Learn how to use All Vaults to see all your items at once.

Move items between vaults

To move items from one vault to another:

  1. Select an item. Select multiple items by holding down the Ctrl key and selecting them. Select all the items in a list by pressing Ctrl + A.
  2. Click Share.
  3. Select the vault where you want to move the item(s), then choose Move.

Use Watchtower

Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password.

Learn how to use use Watchtower.

Enlarge passwords

You can temporarily enlarge a password to make it easier to see while entering it on another device or reading it aloud.

To enlarge a password, hover over it and click AA (Ctrl + L).

Enlarge passwords

Delete items

To move an item to the Trash, click Edit (Ctrl + E), then click Move to Trash (Ctrl + Del). To move multiple items to the Trash, select them, then right-click them and choose “Move to trash” (Ctrl + Del).

To delete the items in the Trash, right-click Trash and choose Empty Trash.

Learn how to restore previous versions of items.

Lock 1Password

When you’re done using 1Password, you can lock it. To lock 1Password, click the lock icon in the top right corner (Windows logo key   + Shift + L). Unlock 1Password again by entering your Master Password.

Learn how to set 1Password to lock automatically.

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