Using Mac and Parallels

I use PW on a Mac and like to start PW on Parallels win 8.
I wanna load the backup from Mac and later syn. with Mac PW.
What I have to do by starting PW on win 8?




  • chrisdjchrisdj AgileBits Support

    Team Member

    Hi @Frank1234‌,

    Honestly, the easiest way to get started on Windows is to install 1Password 4 for Windows (which is a separate purchase from Mac), and to use Dropbox to sync on Mac first, then have Windows use the sync data in Dropbox inside the VM, meaning Dropbox would be installed on both the Mac and the Windows VM.

    If you simply wish to manually transfer data, though, you may consider exporting (File > Export) on the Mac to 1Password Interchange File, also known as 1pif.

    You can then transfer this 1pif file to the VM, and import it to 1Password 4 for Windows.

    Caution: A 1pif export is unencrypted. You will want to destroy it after import. For this reason, I highly recommend syncing securely using the encrypted agilekeychain sync file via Dropbox.

  • Hi chris,

    many thanks. But on Win 8 I startet PW and he ask me,
    I am new to 1Password
    I have used 1PW before
    Restore 1PW Vault from Backup

    What I have to do?

  • chrisdjchrisdj AgileBits Support

    Team Member

    Hi @Frank1234‌,

    On the Mac side, first sync to Dropbox. Next, make sure Dropbox is installed, signed in, and fully synced on the Windows VM. Then, close and re-open 1Password 4 for Windows in the VM, and it should detect the 1Password sync data and ask to use it.

  • Allright, thanks for the help

  • sjksjk oversoul

    Team Member

    Hi @Frank1234,

    You behalf of @chrisdj, you're welcome. :)

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