password history

In the process of logging into a site, I was asked to change my password. 1PasswordX filled in my old password, and then I generated a new one, and then I clicked the wrong button and over-wrote the old password entry.

And now I can't find any way to get it back!

Is there a Password History option for 1PasswordX that I just can't find, and if not, can y'all add it please? It's the only way to recover in these situtations...


1Password Version: Not Provided
Extension Version: 1.5.4
OS Version: linux (chrome 63.0.3239.108)
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  • dtearedteare Agile Founder

    Team Member

    Thanks for reaching out, @haraldwithtwoehs.

    Depending on when and where you "clicked the wrong button", you may be able to use the Previously Used Password feature to find your old password. Take a peek by finding your item in the 1Password pop-up and then click Edit to go to open the full view of your item in a new tab. You don't actually want to edit anything so click Cancel once the tab finishes loading. From there you should see a Show Previously Used Passwords button near the bottom of your item. Clicking it will show you every password that this item ever had. Here's how it looks for my Evernote login:

    As you can see I've been testing Change Password on my Evernote account lately 🙂

    If your password isn't there, another place it might be stored in the web form details. It depends on how the website was designed so click the Show web form details button just above the previously used passwords one and see if it's there.

    Hopefully you find it but regardless, you're right, we should add a full password history feature to 1Password X. This is something we're actively considering and hope to add in a future release.

    I hope that helps. Take care,


  • I couldn't find a Password History button even in the web-based editor, but it turns out that was expected behaviour.

    I thought 1Password had saved the new auto-generated password during the process, but etiher I didn't click the "Save" button properly or something else failed; when I look at the entry in my Vault it has a last-modified date of Oct 8th 2017.

    Now I'm more confused though - I manually edited this password entry (and clicked save :) on Sunday (and on this computer, not a different one) but 1Password web is still showing the old password and the old last-modified date. I know it saved the new one because I used it to login automatically after doing the password reset.

    There was definitely something strange going on on Sunday night, but I can't duplicate it now. I just went through the whole password reset process again, and this time the entry on the web shows a last modified date of today and a password history.

    Sorry for the confusion,


  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @haraldwithtwoehs: Not at all, I'm sorry for the trouble you experienced, and that it isn't clear exactly what happened. We'll continue testing things to see if there's something that needs to be addressed. So thank you for bringing this up! Just to double-check, are you certain you didn't save it to a different account or vault than you were expecting? That could account for why you're not seeing it there.

  • haha I did search all vaults just in case. I'm going to chalk this one up to cosmic rays or leprechauns or something :)

  • dtearedteare Agile Founder

    Team Member

    I knew about the cosmic rays but forgot all about the leprechauns. We need password history and we need it soon! 😂

  • Okay, I found the "missing" password. It was saved as a new entry called simply "Change Password", rather than overwriting the existing entry. I now blame "controlled flight into terrain" (aka PEBKAC) instead of cosmic rays :)

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @haraldwithtwoehs: Ah, that's both a relief and yet more reason we need to get the password history feature in 1Password X. I'm glad you figured it out, but it shouldn't be that confusing! Thanks for your feedback and sharing this with us. :blush:

  • When can we expect password History in 1password x? It is a really helping and important Feature.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @sebibob: Thanks for getting in touch! We don't discuss timelines for unreleased stuff publicly, but it's really helpful to know this is something you'd like us to add to 1Password X. Cheers! :)

  • Ok. I understand.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    I'm sorry I don't have more to share with you now, but that gives us both something to look forward to. :chuffed:

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