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[FAQ] Moving wallet to another machine


  • newbies | Tip dartec

    Hi All,

    I created a Feathercoin Core wallet on a laptop and mined some coins to an address created in it.
    I now want to move the wallet to a desktop PC, but I do not know how to transfer the balance (the coins that I mined) to the desktop PC. Can someone please point me in the right direction?

    Thank you.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    what operating system are you on?

    Just copy your backup into :

    user \ %appdata% \ feathercoin and replace the wallet.dat

    Probably best to rename the new one. The old one is called wallet.dat you can copy that.

    You can also copy the whole of the feathercoin directory, that will mean you won’t have to sync the wallet again.


  • newbies | Tip dartec

    Sorry, I should have mentioned that.
    Both machines are Windows.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @dartec said in Moving wallet to another machine:

    Sorry, I should have mentioned that.
    Both machines are Windows.

    Then wrapper described it the right way.
    You can backup the %appdata%\feathercoin\wallet.dat on your laptop.
    Then install the wallet on the Desktop and replace %appdata%\feathercoin\wallet.dat with the one from the laptop.

    2nd way:

    on the laptop:

    • if the wallet is locked, unlock it
    • go to settings->debug window
    • click on console
    • enter 'dumpprivkey <your feathercoin address>
    • note the long string of characters or copy it somewhere

    on the Deskop:

    • if the wallet is locked, unlock it
    • go to settings->debug window
    • click on console
    • enter “importprivkey <the long string you copied noted on the laptop> rescan”

    That’s it.

    The desktop wallet will then scan the block chain and collect the coins you have mined.

    IMPORTANT

    NEVER give the private key to anybody and store any copies you want to keep at a very very safe place.
    Who ever gets the private key has full access to all of your coins!!


  • newbies | Tip dartec

    Thank you both.

    I used wrapper’s method.

    I made a backup copy of my wallet.dat on the laptop.

    On the desktop PC (Windows 10), I installed the Feathercoin wallet into \Mining\Wallets , and I found the wallet.dat file in \Mining\Wallets\Feathercoin-0.9.6.1\data
    I copied the wallet.dat from the laptop into \Mining\Wallets\Feathercoin-0.9.6.1\data on the desktop PC

    I can now see my balance in the desktop PC wallet.
    So I think I am all good? Have I followed the correct procedure?


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Sounds cool. Don’t forget if you spend you need to update your wallet backup. The new wallet allows you customise where the wallet.dat file is held (so it wasn’t in the default place)


  • newbies | Tip dartec

    Awesome. Thank you for the help.
    The support on this forum is great … 👍


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    Marked as Solved!

    @dartec - welcome to the forums!