Is there a way to search for a particular password in 1Password on a windows PC?

edited February 19 in Windows

Is there a way to search for a particular password in 1Password on a windows PC? I was told a certain password was found on the dark web.

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  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @woronoff! Welcome to the forum!

    Yes, you can enter the password itself in the 1Password search field ;)

    Search 1Password to find what you need

  • Thanks for your answer. I searched the password found in the dark web, and it is nowhere in my 1Password search field. I guess that means that none of my current saved passwords match the leaked password.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    That would be it @woronoff, if the search returned no results :+1:

  • Hi @woronoff!

    and it is nowhere in my 1Password search field

    It could also be that it is a previously used password in an entry. I just tried to search for a specific password. 2 entries were found but none of them is using this password. But when clicking the option "Show previously used passwords" in these entries then there is this password I searched for. ;)

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    I believe the user is reporting the opposite behavior: the password is not appearing in the results at all. This would suggest that it's not a previously used password either.

  • Ok. Just wanted to say @ag_ana. ;)

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


  • Similar issue for me, but the security service (Norton Lifelock) doesn't expose the full password, just beginning and end with asterisks in between. Is there a way to use wildcards? (e.g. abc****xyz)

  • @TravelerX With the Windows and Mac apps you can search for fragments of passwords. So you can search for the password in your example by entering abc or xyz.

  • Thanks for the quick response! I was hoping there was a wildcard function since on one of the passwords Norton just gives a single letter (first and last), so it matches just about all my records somewhere. :|

  • Dayton_agDayton_ag

    Team Member
    edited February 25

    Hey there @TravelerX! To expand on what @missingbits mentioned, you can string a few fragments together, separating the fragments with a space. For example, if Lifelock let's you know that a password ABC****123 has been exposed, you can type ABC 123 into 1Password, and it should track down any password that matches those two fragments. :smile:

  • Are there any options for wildcards? I got a notification that a password was found, but in a structure like _a_b_c_d where the dashes are masked characters. If I search for “a b c d” I get of course nearly all entries back. So ist there a way to use wildcards like “?a?b?c?d” ?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    I have tested this in the app, and unfortunately it doesn't look like this is possible at the moment :( I have however passed your suggestion to the developers, so they know you would find this useful :+1:

    ref: dev/projects/customer-feature-requests#147

  • Thanks, very much appreciated! :)

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    My pleasure :)

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