Removing duplicates

Vault confusion has left me with around 200 duplicate passwords. I can identify the passwords duplicated - now how do I get the rid of the duplicates without doing it one by one?

1Password Version: 1Password 6 Version 6.8.6 (686004) AgileBits Store
Extension Version: 1Password: Password Manager and Secure Wallet 4.6.
OS Version: OSX 10.10.3
Sync Type: Dropbox
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  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member
    edited February 13

    @Mister_Martyn2014 - Are these just passwords? Or are they Login items? Are they all in a single vault, or are the duplicates spread out over many vaults? There are a few strategies to group things together, where you can select all and move them to the trash, but there's no automatic "remove duplicates" magic. 1Password in general is VERY conservative with your data; if you have what you know to be duplicates, you'll need to explicitly trash them.

    ref: GYQ-41641-456

  • edited February 14

    Thanks for replying, Lars. It seems the Mac OS version I use has the option of choosing between a Primary vault and then a vault in my name. When both of these are checked and I click on All vaults, I see a huge amount of duplication.

    Changing the vault removes this from my view at least.

    I only need what is in the vault in my name, but I cannot seem to delete the Primary vault - to be honest I do not understand the purpose of the Primary vault. I only need my vault - so why have All vaults? :) Sorry - very confused.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member


    You can remove the Primary vault by selecting 1Password > Preferences > Advanced > Uncheck the option for allowing creation of vaults outside accounts. The Primary vault would be a remnant of a time before membership.

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


  • spinozaspinoza Junior Member

    I have thousands of duplicate logins from merged vaults. Please help me easily get rid of exact duplicates!

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    Team Member

    @spinoza - if you have duplicates, it may be that you have the same item in multiple vaults, so you might want to check whether removing an entire vault would be a better course of action. However, if you've merged a bunch of items from various vaults into a single vault (or a couple vaults), you can remove duplicates by this method:

    1. Select and switch to a vault you want to remove duplicates from, in the vault menu (top left of your 1Password window.
    2. Click Help > Tools > Clean up duplicate items.

    I should warn you this tool is very conservative. If two items are even a tiny bit different (modified date, etc), 1Password will not remove them. You will still need to manually curate your list to make sure you've removed all duplicates.

  • Hi. I cannot find this tool on Windows. Is there?

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @LagPick: This is a discussion in the Mac category of the forum, regarding a new feature in 1Password for Mac. It is not available on Windows, but we'd like to add it there in the future.

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