Feature request: Individual protected folders

I have to maintain separate data folders for different functions. For example, I have one folder for our "family" stuff, one for my personal stuff, and one for my office stuff. My wife has a folder for office stuff, and currently shoves all her personal stuff into the family folder (for her convenience)

I would like it if along with the main account, which would allow access to all folders/configs, we could each have our own password into the data which would only give us access to our assigned folders.

One further step would be to allow users an optional personal space(s) that is locked exclusively to their password. That would prevent even the master password from accessing. My wife and I would have that ability so we could lock our office stuff away from each other (we shouldn't need it), but parents could decide if they wanted their kids to have a fully lockable or parent viewable space.

If you have any recommendations on how to achieve something like this today, I'd very much appreciate hearing how.

Thank you.


  • khadkhad Social Choreographer

    Team Member
    Welcome to the forums, JBeam! Thanks for taking the time to contact us.

    The concept of sharing and multiple data files within 1Password has been suggested a number of times and it's certainly a very interesting and useful idea! We are considering this for the future, but it is quite a substantial change to how 1Password works right now which means a lot of time and testing is required to add this feature.

    So with that said, I really can't make any promises on a time frame for when we may be able to bring this to 1Password, but that doesn't mean we won't. We've always believed in trying to be as honest and realistic with our users as possible rather than making lots of empty promises.

    I'm sorry I can't give you a more positive answer right now, but thank you so much for letting us know that you would find this useful. We do take the number of users who request a feature into consideration when we decide on our feature lists.

    In the meantime, importing and exporting 1Password Interchange Files is a great way to transfer information between different installations of 1Password (File > Export). It is not automated, but for my purposes it works well since I am not constantly changing the passwords I share with others. This way each user can have private 1Password data and import only the items they need from the rest of the team.

    (Please be aware that the 1PIF information is not encrypted and should be handled with care while in transit and securely deleted once the information is safely imported into an encrypted 1Password data file.)

    I hope that helps a bit for now. Please let me know.
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