Jan 03, · The first build of the Bitcoin-Qt wallet, , was believed to have been lost to time until Hal Finney, by then virtually incapacitated with Lou Gehrig’s disease, found the source code in The Data Directory is the location where Bitcoin 's data files are stored, including the wallet data file. The future canonical question is probably Bitcoin-Qt setup: Change block-chain file location, settings? documentation?. – Peter Mortensen Aug 1 '14 at To be .
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Michael Folkson 4, 6 6 silver badges 21 21 bronze badges. Chris Moore Chris Moore I see questions which answer this for particular operating systems, but would like an answer to be able to point to that works for any supported OS. This is not an exact duplicate, but asking about how to change the default storage location has been posted many, many times.
The future canonical question is probably Bitcoin-Qt setup: Change block-chain file location, settings? To be fair I asked this almost a year before that other question was asked. Also the question you linked to doesn't have any information that answers my question. There's no mention on the MacOS path, for instance. Active Oldest Votes. Zamicol 1 1 gold badge 2 2 silver badges 9 9 bronze badges. ThePiachu ThePiachu On English versions of Windows I presume?
Peter Mortensen 2 2 silver badges 9 9 bronze badges. Allex Allex 61 1 1 bronze badge. Nick ODell So exactly like Windows 7? Windows 1 Choose one of your folders, and open it we won't do anything with the folder, so it doesn't matter if it's very important for you. The Overflow Blog. Podcast What can you program in just one tweet? Ciao Winter Bash ! Featured on Meta. However, dealing with the block chain comes at a price.
An ever-growing data set causes smaller hard drives to fill up quickly. This article describes two approaches that can be used with either a new or existing Bitcoin Core 0. To protect yourself from loss of funds, make a backup of your wallet now. After the backup has been saved, exit Bitcoin Core. The first step is finding the default data directory. Mac, Windows, and Linux version of Bitcoin Core each store data in a different location.
The procedure described here will use a graphical file browser to find it. On Windows 7, begin by clicking on the Windows menu. Then click your username from the right-hand menu. Windows Explorer should show a folder containing other folders such as Contacts and Desktop.
Another folder, AppData is hidden by default. Windows Explorer should now display an AppData folder. Double click it. Then enter the Roaming folder, where the Bitcoin folder is contained. Having found the default data directory, we can now copy it. Be sure that Bitcoin Core has been shut down and is no longer running. The software occasionally takes a minute or two to completely exit.
Begin by renaming the Bitcoin Core data directory. Use the name bitcoin-backup. This allows recovery of the original data directory in case something goes wrong. To recover the original, reinstate the original name of the bitcoin-backup folder either Bitcoin or. Next copy the renamed bitcoin data directory to a destination of your choice. This can be the same hard drive, an external hard drive, or a removable medium such as USB drive or SD card.
Copying data may require only a few minutes or a couple of hours, depending on how up-to-date your copy of the block chain is and the speed of your hardware. You can now rename the copied folder. For example, it might be convenient to use the name Bitcoin.