1Password5 from Clone backup is blank

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my SSDdrive in the MacBookPro is "dead". Fortunately I had a clone backup of the whole thing. Unfortunately all the entries I had made into 1Password are all gone. Can my data be retrieved from the clone???? Hours and hours of more work.


  • Megan
    1Password Alumni

    Hi @vvooss,

    I'm so sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your computer. That's never any fun!

    In 1Password 5, your data will be stored in 1 of 2 locations, depending on where you purchased 1Password.

    If you purchased 1Password from the Mac App Store:

    • Your datafile: ~/Library/Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword-osx-helper/Data/Library/Data/OnePassword.sqlite
    • Your backups: ~/Library/Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword-osx-helper/Data/Library/Backups

    If you purchased 1Password from our webstore:

    • Your datafile: ~/Library/Application Support/1Password\ 4/Data/OnePassword.sqlite
    • Your backups: ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/Backups

    I hope this helps you get your database back into 1Password, but if you're still having difficulties, please let us know and we'll investigate further!

  • vvooss
    Community Member

    It appears that the last clone backup I made must have been before the rMBP's SSD died, and with it went the data. There is a 2BUA8c******* folder in the ~Library/Containers - and strangely they also contain the User Folder contents. There is no back up in the~Library/Containers. Would the 1Password contents carry-over into a clone and be usable in the context that I find myself, now? Or, does 1Password have to be pointed to the folder structures manually?

    Thanks for your help,


  • Hi @vvoss,

    The database could be transferred over. Worth a shot, since the alternative is to start from scratch.

    What you want to do is:

    • Quit 1Password and 1Password Mini. You do not want these running while we're swapping the database behind its back.
    • Go in to ~/Library/Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword-osx-helper/Data/Library
    • Delete the Data from within that directory
    • Copy ~/Library/Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword-osx-helper/Data/Library/Data from the clone drive to the Library directory where we just deleted the Data directory.

    Restart 1Password.

    I hope this works out for you. Let us know how it goes.


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