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I have a 6-month old Time Machine backup for my Mac; how do I restore my 1Password data?

I just got my MacBook Pro back from the shop, and have some (but not all) recovered data on an external drive, and a Time Machine backup (6-months old, but still fairly current) on another external drive. What are my options for recovering my 1Password data? THANKS!!!

1Password Version: 6
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: OS X 10.14.6
Sync Type: Not Provided
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  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member
    edited October 2019

    Hi @BruceRawles

    With 1Password 6 the answer depends on where you purchased & downloaded 1Password from. The data will be stored in one of two folders.

    Mac App Store version:

    AgileBits Store version:
    ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/

    I hope that helps. Should you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.


    ref: NPJ-74726-785

  • BruceRawlesBruceRawles
    Community Member

    Hi Ben:

    So far so good... On the 6-month-old Time Machine backup, I see a variety of files in these folders under
    ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/:

    b5PendingFileUpload (empty folder)
    Backups (several dozen files)
    Data (OnePassword.sqlite-wal
    ___.blob2 (6 files with that suffix)
    Watchtower (vuln.sqlite)

    So do I just use finder or Time Machine to restore these files, and if so where? ... or is there a utility in 1Password to import this data? Please advise. MANY thanks!!!

  • ag_anaag_ana
    1Password Alumni


    Yes, you can restore the entire folder, in the same location that you see in the Time Machine backup :)

  • BruceRawlesBruceRawles
    Community Member

    Thanks, I'll try that... I found a much more recent backup and tried copying (using Finder, not Time Machine) the contents from Users/BruceRawles/Library/Application Support/1Password 4 to the same folder. There wasn't much data in that, so I went back to the 6 month old backup, and that DID work by using the 1Password 6 import option. I kept trying the "Older 1Password" option which didn't work because it didn't show the hidden files, but 1Password 6 import option DID work; hooray!!! That will save me MANY further hours of "lost password" work. MUCH appreciated!!! :-)

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Glad to hear you've made some progress! :) If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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