Data and backups

If you see “1Password is damaged and can’t be opened”

Get help when you see a message that you need to delete 1Password and download it again from the App Store.

About the message

If you see this message from the App Store, it doesn’t mean anything is wrong with 1Password. Your data is safe. is damaged and can't be opened. Delete and download it again from the App Store.

What you should do

Try the following steps if 1Password doesn’t start up correctly and you see this message. If one of the steps resolves the issue, you can stop there.

  1. Restart your Mac.

  2. Open the App Store app and choose Store > Sign Out.

  3. Open 1Password. If asked, sign in with the Apple ID that you used to purchase 1Password.

  4. Quit 1Password and drag it from your Applications folder to the Trash. It’s safe to move the 1Password app to the Trash. This will not affect your vaults, saved data, or settings.


    Be wary of using an uninstaller app like AppCleaner, AppZapper, CleanApp, and other similar apps. Uninstaller apps prompt you to delete supporting files when moving an app to the Trash, and this can result in accidentally deleting all your 1Password data.

  5. Open the App Store app and install 1Password:

    macOS Mojave 10.14 or later

    1. Click the My Account button or your photo in the sidebar.
    2. Click the Download button next to 1Password in the list.

    OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later

    1. Click Purchased in the toolbar.
    2. Click Install next to 1Password in the list.

If you’re not sure which version of macOS you have, learn how to find your macOS version number.

Get more help

If you’re still seeing “1Password is damaged and can’t be opened”, email us a diagnostics report from your Mac.

Still need help?

If this article didn't answer your question, contact 1Password Support.