1Password won't install. Thinks a newer version is installed.

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I had 1Password on my computer. After a system restore the app completely failed to work. I tried to reinstall but it always refuses because it thinks it's still installed. I've since purged out 1Password from my Local and Roaming AppData, as well as the registry; however, I get the same error.

[2022-06-18 09:22:35.662328 +01:00] INFO [op_windows_starter::installer] op-windows-starter\src\installer.rs:587: Setup logs path set to : C:\Users\<redacted>\AppData\Local\1Password\logs\setup
[2022-06-18 09:22:35.662876 +01:00] INFO [op_log::private] foundation\op-log\src\private.rs:70: system locale detected as 'en-GB'
[2022-06-18 09:22:35.662903 +01:00] INFO [op_log::private] foundation\op-log\src\private.rs:70: selected translations for EN_US based on detected locale en-GB
[2022-06-18 09:22:37.282651 +01:00] ERROR [op_windows_starter::installer] op-windows-starter\src\installer.rs:488: A newer version of 1Password (80800137, newer than 80702002) is already installed. Aborting.
[2022-06-18 09:22:38.934728 +01:00] ERROR [op_windows_starter::installer] op-windows-starter\src\installer.rs:523: Failed to start app that is already installed. Error: The system cannot find the path specified. (os error 3)

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  • shortbread31shortbread31
    Community Member

    Figured it out... had to delete the uninstall key at

  • ali.hazimeali.hazime

    Team Member

    Hey @shortbread31, thanks for the update. It's definitely strange that you continued to encounter that error after removing 1Password from your AppData folder. In any case, I'm glad to hear you were able to resolve this issue.


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