Clean Up Duplicate Items misses many duplicates?

I have many duplicate items caused by having imported an old vault from 1Password 6 twice. I ran "Clean Up Duplicate Items" and it marked many items which I then moved to the trash. But there are still many duplicates. I installed the CLI and wrote a script to check things out and it seems to be in many cases that the only differences between the items that are otherwise duplicates of each other is the and the tags. Is that enough to keep Clean Up Duplicate Items from seeing them as in fact duplicates?

I can keep going with this script to make sure there are no other important differences between these seeming duplicates and then write a script to delete them but it seems weird that the built in functionality doesn't do the trick.

1Password Version: 7.8
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: macOS 10.15.6
Sync Type: Not Provided


  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @peterseibel!

    I think tags are indeed something that can cause this: if this list differs, the two items are not real duplicates, so the tool would skip them.

  • It's weird though that as I moved items from the imported vault (which were all tagged, I believe) into my main vault and then used Clean Up Duplicate Items and it did remove some duplicates. Just not all of them.

  • Anyway, the feature that would be really valuable would be a way to import passwords from (e.g. an old file stored in Dropbox) but be much smarter about not reimporting passwords that already exist in the main vault. But I finally got my vault cleaned up so I'm good for now. Cheers!

  • ag_tommyag_tommy

    Team Member


    I'm happy to hear the duplicates are gone. Hopefully, this is something we can improve on in the future.

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