Merging keychain from 1Password6 with 1Password7 vault

I am running 1Password6 on one of my Macs and 1Password7 on others. The 1Password6 is backing up to a file in my Dropbox called 1Password.agilekeychain. The 1Password7 is backing up to a file in my Dropbox called 1Passord.opvault. How do I merge these so that all new logins are in both locations? Do I need to get all my computers onto 1Password7? How do I get all the data from 1Password6 into 7?

1Password Version: 6.8.9
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: 10.12.6
Sync Type: Dropbox


  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @marycmurphy! Welcome to the forum!

    Which 1Password file currently contains all the data that you want? Is it 1Password.agilekeychain or is it 1Passord.opvault.

    Or, in other words, is it 1Password 6 that currently contains your up-to-date data or is it 1Password 7?

  • Thanks! I think that both have different pieces of data. If I had to choose one to overwrite the other, I'd choose the agilekeychain (1Password 6). Ideally, I'd turn 1Password6 into a vault and merge them. But, I don't know if that's possible...or how to do it. Thanks!

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    @marycmurphy - thanks for the clarification. Agile Keychain and OPVault are two different types of sync keychain. Agile Keychain is the older (and now retired) format, OPVault is the current one. At some point in the past, you created one of each. If you've got data in both places that's NOT in the other one, then I'd agree that some kind of merge is your best bet. The way to do this will be to switch from Agile Keychain to OPVault on the Mac running 1Password 6 for Mac. Here's how:

    1. On the Mac running 1Password 6 for Mac, click Preferences > Sync. You should see your vault ("Primary") in the list on the left the details view on the right.
    2. Click the dropdown menu that says "Dropbox" and switch it to "None." There will be a pop-up warning you you'll be stopping sync. Check the box marked "Delete data from Dropbox." This will delete the older Agile Keychain, but not the data in 1Password on your Mac.
    3. Give it a couple of minutes for Dropbox to finish removing it. Shouldn't take nearly that long, but just to be safe.
    4. Switch the drop-down menu back to Dropbox (i.e. - turn Dropbox syncing back on). You'll see a pop-up asking to sync Primary vault with Dropbox. Click the "Choose" button -- because we're going to choose that OPVault that your other Macs are using. Navigate in the window to the location of that existing OPVault, select it, and click "Open."
    5. You'll get a pop-up saying the vault contents are different and you need to merge. Click "Merge Existing."

    That should get you where you need to be, but if you run into any problems or have questions about any of this, let us know! :)

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