Deleting primary and standalone vaults but keep Family subscription

edited March 13 in Mac

I've had 1Password from version 4 days. I've been maintaining 4 separate vaults that I sync using dropbox. Adding these Vaults was a non intuitive process in Version 6 as you no longer support this kind of set up.

Well I finally upgraded to the Family subscription. I have been moving my content from the separate vaults to my Private and newly created Vaults in the Family membership plan. I now have empty separate vaults.

The issue now, is like adding them to version 6, there does not appear to be a way to delete these from version 6. How can I delete my separate vaults as the only option in the menu is to delete the Family vault, but that is the one I want to keep.

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OS Version: 1Password 6 Version 6.8.7 (687006)
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  • LarsLars Junior Member

    AgileBits Team Member

    @CoKerry - first of all, thanks for being a long-time user! You rock. :)

    Getting transferred over to a 1Password Families account was a great choice; once it's complete, you'll be amazed how much more stable, flexible and simple it is to use. If you've moved all your existing data over into your 1Password Families vaults and you now have just empty local vaults you need to delete, here's how: you must do all the other vaults first, then you can finish with the Primary vault, if you want to go account-only:

    1. Choose 1Password menu > Switch to Vault > [name of vault]
    2. Choose 1Password menu > Delete Vault.

    Do this in turn for every empty local vault. If you want to keep a single local (standalone) vault, then by default it will be your Primary vault. Move any items you want to keep out of your 1Password Families account into the Primary vault, as it's the only one you can "keep" if you're only keeping one.

  • That works! Thank you.

  • LarsLars Junior Member

    AgileBits Team Member

    @CoKerry - excellent! Glad I could help out, and don't hesitate to drop by anytime if you have further questions or issues. Cheers! :)

  • Hi, I have a follow up question. I deleted my standalone vaults and with that I discovered I lost my master password that I use to unlock 1Password. It now requires me to enter the master password for the family account. This is not what I want. I would like each account user to have their own password and have this unlock the master on the family account.

    To do that do I need to set up a stand alone (but empty) vault with the password to be used and then have that unlock the family account or is there another way? If I need to set up the standalone vault how do I set it up so that it's password is the master of all?

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