Simple question: How do I move an item in UnFiled to its proper place in a sidebar tag?

GuffeeGuffee Junior Member

What I wrote above pretty much says it all. I'm a new user of 1PW7 and am very pleased with it. However, I can't figure out how to move an in item up to a sidebar tag. If I drag it, the entry in UnFiled remains, so that I have duplicate items. If I edit the tag-path in the item to match what I desire, nothing happens.

1Password Version: 7.3.2
Extension Version: 7.3.2
OS Version: Mojave 10.14.6
Sync Type: folder on our hard drives
Referrer: forum-search:how to move an item from UnFiled in 1Password 7


  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @Guffee!

    Can you please clarify what "UnFiled" is?

    Thank you!

  • GuffeeGuffee Junior Member

    Hi :)
    It's a Smart Folder in the lower-left of the Sidebar. Its purpose is (or, was) to catch all the new login-items created by 1Password. It seemed to have been put there by default in 1PW7. I didn't create it.

    I did always have one in 1PW3 (or 1PW4) thru 1PW6. Beginning with 1PW3 or 1PW4, installation of 1Password automatically installed the Smart Folder (actually named "_UnFiled", with an underscore in front). AgileBits discontinued installing it with, I think, 1PW5, and encouraged users to create their own.

    As I said, "_Unfiled" appeared when I recently installed PW7. If 1PW7 didn't create it, it must have been imported from my 1PW6 when I transferred all of its data over to 1PW7.

    I'm guessing I should not have the "_UnFiled" Smart Folder, and that it won't work in 1PW7 as it has in years past! Am I right?

    Otherwise, if it could work as usual, how do I retrieve login-items from it, to place in a sidebar tag (folder)?

    That's it, I think. Thank you.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hi @Guffee,

    Smart Folders are being deprecated. I'd recommend migrating to the use of tags:

    Organize with favorites and tags

    If you'd like a way to see which items are currently untagged you can try this:

    To find all untagged items, open 1Password for Mac and select the magnifying glass in the search field. Select Show Search Options, and then set up the search like this:

    I hope that helps. Please let me know.


  • GuffeeGuffee Junior Member

    That worked out just right, Ben. I put all my category items in Sidebar Tags, except Logins (which were already in Sidebar Tags), and as you'd expect, that left my new--from you--UnFiled folder empty. And new online accounts created manually are recorded by 1PW and captured in my new UnFiled folder. Perfect!

    I've got the hang of using Tags quite well now, but they had been pretty confusing and off-putting to me at the start. It must be hard for some of you there to imagine how some things like this can be so unfathomable to someone like me. Well, your help paid off. Thanks, Ben!

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    I'm glad to hear it all worked out in the end. :) If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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