1password 4 - Where is the data stored ? I can't find it since upgrade from 1password3

I use a personal script to backup my data on a external hard drive, so I need to know where the 1password4 vault is located.

In 1password 3, it uses to be in ~/Library/Containers/com.agilebits.onepassword-osx-helper/Data/Documents/
With 1password 4, I cannot find where the data is stored. There is no folder 1password located in ~/Library/Application Support/ and I don't want to use the folder sync function in the application since it cannot be automated.
Where is the vault stored on my MAC ?

Thanks for your help



  • Post #2 in this thread may help you.


  • I have indeed found the folder ~/Library/Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword-osx-helper/ with many files in it.
    but nothing in the subfolders Data/Documents

    Do you know which file is actually used to store the data ?
    I don't want to backup the backups, preference files, etc.

  • thightowerthightower T-Dog Agile's Mascot

    The default location for the Non Mac App Store version for Backups is here

    ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/Backups

    Sounds as if you are running the Mac App Store version. If you are simply open the 1Password preferences, go to backups and select "Show Files". It should open a Finder window with the location of all your backups. I usually always have the "Path Bar" enabled in the Finder View menu. Makes easier locating the files in question. The path bar will show at the bottom of the Finder window.

    A quick way to enable it is Option, Command, P from a Finder window.

  • As I said, I do not want to backup the backups !
    I want to backup the actual data that is currently used in 1password.

    Where is this data located ?
    (I used the mac app store app)


  • thightowerthightower T-Dog Agile's Mascot
    edited October 2013

    Sorry overlooked that. Let me see. On the non Mac App Store version it is in ~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/Backups for Backups and `~/Library/Application Support/1Password 4/Data' for the data folder. Included here in case someone finds this thread later on.

    As to the Mac App Store version I don't have a version installed here in front of me. I'll dig out one of my clones of the wife's machine. I do see what you mean. Let me look a little more.

    Ok from here http://learn.agilebits.com/1Password4/Mac/en/KB/mas-web.html

    ~/Library/Containers/2BUA8C4S2C.com.agilebits.onepassword-osx-helper is listed as the default location. Other than that since I don't run the Mac App Store version Ill have to defer to the staff.

    Sorry again @sdsfsdfsf I just checked and nothing is showing under an old clone from the Mac App Store. Its possible I don't have a proper folder as I never ran the Mac App Store version. v4 just v3. Now you have given me a task to setup a Virtual Machine with the Mac App Store version tonight.

    Since I am just a user like yourself occasionally Ill hit a hard spot. You may be able to find all the answers you need using the link above.

  • sdsfsdfsfsdsfsdfsf
    edited October 2013

    Thanks a lot for all the details !
    I'll keep looking on my side for the solution

    edit :
    Actually, according to your link website, the data for 1password apple store version, is located at

    Also confirmed here :

  • sjksjk oversoul 1Password Alumni

    Hi, @sdsfsdfsf.

    Looks like you've found "the actual data that is currently used in 1password" in:


    What's considered "1Password data" can be context-sensitive, plus we all sometimes get confused by terminology. :)

  • roustemroustem AgileBits Founder

    Team Member

    Please note that when 1Password mini is running it is keeping the file open. Coping the .sqlite file when it is open might create an inconsistent backup in some cases.

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