Upgrading from v3 to v5

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brownstudy
brownstudy
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My black MacBook (running Snow Leopard) was stolen in a house robbery last month. Fortunately, I had 1Password synced to my Dropbox and installed on my iPod Touch so I could recover passwords for my primary sites and change them.

I now have an iMac running Yosemite so I am in a brave new intimidating computing world.

I know I need to upgrade 1password from v3 to v5. I can connect it to my Dropbox account. Is that all that I need to do to get up and running with the new version of 1password on my iMac? I poked around in the knowledgebase but was getting the Mac and iOS pages mixed up, and wasn't sure of the right keywords to search with -- am I migrating my data? I dunno.

Anyway -- if anyone could point me to a support page or forum post that addresses this issue, please let me know.

Thanks!

Mike
Durham, NC

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  • Stephen_C
    Stephen_C
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    It certainly takes some looking around to find what you need but I think these knowledge base articles should help:

    Migrating from 1Password 3 (on the Mac)

    How do I upgrade from an older version of 1Password for iOS? (Upgrading to 1Password 5 from 1Password 3.7.2.)

    If you have further questions after looking at those please do post again.

    Stephen

  • AGAlumB
    AGAlumB
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    @brownstudy: Stephen_C has a good start for you there, but I also wanted to check in to make sure that we're on the same page. If I understand correctly and you have your 1Password data in Dropbox already, this could be even easier for you.

    When you run 1Password 5 for the first time, you will be asked if you are a new or existing user. Choose 'existing', and you'll have a screen of options to get started. Just select Dropbox from that list and then point 1Password to your data stored there and you should be all set. You just need to tell 1Password where to find your data.

    Be sure to let me know if I've misunderstood something. I look forward to hearing back from you! :)

  • brownstudy
    brownstudy
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    edited April 2015
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    Stephen_C: thanks for that link. I hadn't seen that one. Probably because it's in the 1Password v4 KB and not in the 1Password v5 KB (or I just overlooked it). Also because I wasn't sure that migrating is what I was doing, since I don't in fact have the MacBook data anymore to migrate from.

    brenty: yes, you read me right, thanks. That's exactly what I wanted to know. All I need to do now is pay for the upgrade to v5.

    One of the lessons from this robbery for me was how vital the cloud is for continuity. I had an external drive with a Time Machine backup, so that was handy but unusable till I figured out the kind of Mac I wanted. I bought a Chromebook as a stopgap and using it I was able to access my 1password info from Dropbox, change passwords on all my sites, access my Crashplan backup, etc. My paranoia about backing everything up made me look like a genius to my wife, who lost none of her data thanks to Crashplan.

    Thanks again!

  • littlebobbytables
    littlebobbytables
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    Hi @brownstudy,

    Given the typical fallout of a robbery it sounds like you've recovered as well as could be expected. It's moments like this where paranoia as you say becomes justified prudence.

    If you have any questions about 1Password 5 please do ask away and we'll do our best to help.

    Hopefully you didn't lose anything too sentimental or irreplaceable in the robbery.

  • brownstudy
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    Thanks, @littlebobbytables -- The only thing we lost was the window, which we need to replace. No sentimental value, just annoyance. Oh, and the change jar on my dresser and -- oddly -- the top drawer of my wife's nightstand. Maybe he thought there would be jewelry or money in it. Or maybe he used it to crate out the laptops.

    My sentimental things are tucked into a safety deposit box. The only other things of value to me are my books and knick knacks, which no one would think of stealing.

  • littlebobbytables
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    Well as crappy as being robbed is I'm glad it was more in the frustrating/annoying side of the scale. A few years ago now my flatmate had her laptop and mobile phone stolen. Normally you may think you would never see it again but the police actually did recover the laptop. Now to be fair, I suspect the Swedish keyboard helped make it stand out but nevertheless, it was returned.

    You didn't happen to have FileVault and Find my Mac enabled did you?

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