migrating Mac to Win7 how

I did an export from mac 1password but on attempting to import to the win7 1pass app (it could see the pif fileok) it did not import anything.

is this the right procedure?

Should this method import securenotes too (this is all I have in the mac - no logins).

ta

Davo

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  • I did an export from mac 1password but on attempting to import to the win7 1pass app (it could see the pif fileok) it did not import anything.

    is this the right procedure?

    Should this method import securenotes too (this is all I have in the mac - no logins).

    ta

    Davo


    Hi Davo,

    You can copy your .agilekeychain to Windows, and then open it from there.

    Or (even better), you can put your .agilekeychain "under Dropbox control". After you have installed Dropbox on both your Mac and Windows, there's button in 1Password preferences that will copy your .agilekeychain to Dropbox. From here on, every new login that you'll add on Mac will appear in Windows (and vice versa). Thanks to Dropbox, everything is always "in sync".

    Thanks, Stefan.
  • DBrownDBrown 1Password Alumni
    edited April 2011
    Welcome to the forum, Davo!

    It's not so difficult, at all. :) It's just that 1Password for Windows currently has very limited import and export capability. I hope we'll improve and enhance import and export in a future release. Fortunately, there are a couple of much better ways to get your data from the Mac to the PC.

    As Stefan writes, you can copy your entire 1Password data file from your Mac to your PC (where it will look and act like a folder, by the way). As long as its name ends in .agilekeychain, you'll be able to open it from within 1Password for Windows and start using your Logins and other saved items.

    If you don't want to keep using 1Password for Mac, that's a perfectly reasonable way to do a one-time migration.

    If you plan to continue using 1Password on both the Mac and the PC, though, you'll be much better off sharing and sync'ing your 1Password data between them using Dropbox, as described in the following documents.

    The "big picture":

    Windows-specific instructions:

    I hope that helps, Davo. Please let us know how it goes!
  • agilekeychain?
    means nothing to me!
    I just want to migrate one time from this mac
    can someone tell me in plain english the steps required?
    I am not an expert in this application.
    Davo
  • DBrownDBrown 1Password Alumni
    edited April 2011

    I just want to migrate one time from this mac
    can someone tell me in plain english the steps required?

    Sorry, Davo. :( I had hoped this would be straightforward:

    DBrown wrote:

    As Stefan writes, you can copy your entire 1Password data file from your Mac to your PC (where it will look and act like a folder, by the way). As long as its name ends in .agilekeychain, you'll be able to open it from within 1Password for Windows and start using your Logins and other saved items.

    If you don't want to keep using 1Password for Mac, that's a perfectly reasonable way to do a one-time migration.

    Perhaps these steps will be clearer:

    1. Launch 1Password for Mac, and look at the Data File field on the General tab of 1Password preferences to find the location and name of your 1Password data file on your Mac.

    2. In the Mac's Finder application, locate that data file, and copy it from your Mac to your PC (where it will become a folder).

    3. Make sure the name of that copied folder ends with .agilekeychain (for example, if it was named 1Password on your Mac, you'd change its name on the PC to 1Password.agilekeychain).

    4. Launch 1Password for Windows, choose File > Open 1Password Data Folder, and choose the folder you just copied and renamed.

    I hope that helps, Davo. Please let us know how it goes!
  • edited April 2011
    Thanks DBrown this is pitched at my level and worked perfectly.
    Hopefully this is now a record for others like me to re-use.

    Cheers

    Davo!
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