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How to move your 1Password data to a new computer or device

You can migrate all your 1Password data, like passwords, credit cards, and secure notes onto a new Mac, Windows PC, phone, or tablet.

Move your data with your 1Password account

If you have a 1Password account, sign in to your account on your new device, and all your passwords and items will be there.

Remember, you’ll need your Secret Key to sign in on a new device. You can find it in your Emergency Kit or in 1Password on your authorized devices.

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Don’t have a 1Password membership? Try one free for 30 days. After you have your new account, move your existing 1Password data to it.

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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 deleting it from an old one.

If you don’t have a 1Password account, the easiest way to migrate your data is to sync 1Password with iCloud or Dropbox. Remember to set up sync on your old device first before setting it up on your new device.

Move data between two Apple devices: iCloud

Migrate your data by syncing with iCloud in 1Password 6 or later on any Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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.

Learn about syncing with iCloud.

Move data between devices on different platforms: Dropbox

Migrate your data by syncing with Dropbox. This is perfect for folks with a Windows PC, Android phone, or 1Password 5 or earlier.

Learn about syncing 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 deleting 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.

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. At the Welcome screen, click the OPVault on the USB flash drive. If you don’t see it listed, choose “find it elsewhere,” then “This Mac” at the next screen, and navigate to it.
  4. Double-click the OPVault (ending in .opvault). You’ll see the lock screen.
  5. Enter your Master Password.

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 at the Welcome screen, choose “I have used 1Password before”.
  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 Master Password.
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