My computer died a few months ago and I replaced it with a new one. I did not do a full restore, because it had accumulated a lot of cruft over the years. At the time, I was using 1Password 6, but have since upgrade to v7. I was able to restore my primary vault, but had a secondary one that I cannot find.
What file should I restore from my Time Machine backup to import that secondary vault into 1Password 7?
1Password Version: 7.0.7
Extension Version: 188.8.131.52
OS Version: OS X 10.13.6
Sync Type: 1Password account
@gerrymiller - If you got a new Mac and therefore it didn't have any history of 1Password data/usage on it, then you'd have had only whatever you chose to bring with you over to the new one.
The slight wrinkle to this is whether you've been making changes/additions/deletions to your data SINCE switching to the new Mac and 1Password 7 for Mac. Have you? If not, then we can do this pretty easily. If you have, it'll be a little trickier.
Hi @Lars I have Time Machine backups from my old Mac, I just can't figure out which file houses the vault.
@gerrymiller - that's good! The problem, again, is that your vaults are not stored separately, unless you happened to be syncing them via Dropbox, in which case they would each have their own Agile Keychain or OPVault sync keychain, which could be used to import a single vault. Absent that, what we'd be looking at is copying the entire .sqlite file from your Time Machine backups, or perhaps the most-recent .1pf_zip file from your Backups folder, both of which would restore your entire previous database. This would mean it would overwrite any changes you'd made since installing 1Password 7 for Mac and importing your Primary vault. So: have you made changes? Or is this brand-new?
Ah, got it @Lars, thank you. I have made lots of changes since this switch. What are my alternate methods of retrieving the lost vault?
@gerrymiller - well, if you were previously syncing your vaults via Dropbox, there should be keychains for the individual vaults available in your Dropbox folder. If that's not the case, however, then there really aren't any alternate methods of retrieving this lost vault, since you no longer have access to the original Mac.
The easiest way forward (other than a previously-existing Dropbox setup, let me know if you had that previously) will be:
~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/Backups/-- unless your previous copy of 1Password for Mac was from the Mac App Store, in which case the file you want is at
~/Library/Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword-osx-helper/Data/Library/Backups/. Drag this file (it will end in a
.1p4_zipfile type) to your new Mac's desktop.
Let's stop there for now; let me know how that goes for you.
Thank you, @Lars. I was able to find a good backup file, but cannot find a Preferences > Sync menu item. Please note I'm using a 1Password subscription for sync.
@gerrymiller - Ah, OK -- sorry for the misunderstanding. If you're using a 1password.com account, this will be considerably easier. Here's what to do:
Let me know how that goes for you. :)
Woo hoo, that worked, thank you!
@gerrymiller - excellent! I'm glad I was able to help. :)