1Password Mac 6.8 swapping to Windows

Hi All,

I am a longtime outright purchaser of 1Password ever since v3 or 4.
I own an outright copy of v6 and for a long time have been using Mac OS.
My desktop MAC is running 6.8 perfectly fine and all my passwords are working although browser integration stopped sometime ago.

I have purchased a new windows machine and cannot figure out how to open up my 1Password file that is stored in my Dropbox account.
I have tried with both 1Password 7 which not currently licensed for and the old v4 which is on the website.

Could someone please assist me with gaining access again to my account and assisting me with what the option is purchasing outright for both windows & mac version vs subscription to make an educated decision.

Additionally would like to understand what the option is to upgrade my existing 1Password file to newest version so I may continue to operate without losing passwords.

I would like to continue to access 1Password on MAC running El Capitain, Windows 10, Android & iOS ecosystem which is why I chose 1Password originally.

Look forward to hearing from the community and support team members to resolve this much postponed and now much required upgrade.

1Password Version: 6.8
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Not Provided
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @itconstruct

    I apologize for the delayed reply here. 1Password 6 is not compatible with modern versions of Safari, as Safari's extension system changed (with Safari 12, I believe). That may explain some of the difficulty you're seeing. We're no longer advertising licensing for 1Password. The way forward is with a membership, which you can read more about here:

    About 1Password membership

    We have a guide on how to migrate your existing data to membership here:

    Move your existing 1Password data to a 1Password account

    One of the benefits of this arrangement is that you get access to the latest versions of the 1Password apps from all of your compatible devices without having to individually license each version on each platform. This can be a pretty huge boon especially for someone like yourself using a diverse array of devices.

    Since everything is currently copasetic on the Mac I'd recommend having that be the first device you take through the process. I hope that helps. Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.


  • Hi Ben,
    Apologies for my late delay in response also thought I had already replied and still getting laptop setup as old machine still hanging on.
    Thanks for the response I have been happy to support 1Password for very long time and although I understand the move to subscription service I was more than happy with the previous setup.
    Considering it is not an easy transition I have had a look around and could see LastPass but its subscription also although they do offer free version its not like for like with 1Pass but paid is. So not worth the move.
    Only other option I could see that is viable would be something like KeePass but then you lose out on the browser integration on saving passwords which has been a much loved feature and part of the reason of late I have been missing passwords as using an old version that no longer works.

    I'll try schedule some time in the next week to go through the process. I am able to see 1Password individual offers a free trial for 30 days so will give it a go and this will assist with transition period. I am in AU so USD is less than ideal but if the new version is as good as the last it might just be worth it.

    I will update here once I have gone through the process.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Sounds good @itconstruct! Let us know if there is anything we can do to help :)

  • edited November 2020

    I have finally migrated my vault which was painless and easy.
    Create 1password account and copy from previous vault to sum it up. Thanks 1password for seamless transition
    Currently going through and updating all the apps
    Will provide update once this is done and have used it for a 1-2 weeks.

    Looking forward to browser sync working again !!

    1 issue encountered thus far...
    1password 7.6 for Mac requires High Sierra :( 10.12.6 .
    I have 10.11.6 and this particular machine cannot be upgraded MacOs wise any further its a dinosaur still going strong Mac Pro 1,1.

    What is the last available release for this machine.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    That would be version 6.8.9, which you can download from here.

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