Tutorials: Backup the wallet.dat file

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It is strongly recommended that you fully sync your wallet before backing up to ensure that all transactions in the wallet file are up-to-date!!


If you are able to start your wallet, you can open your wallet and click 'File' -> 'Backup Wallet', now search a location to save your backup of the wallet.dat.

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If you are not able to start your wallet you can copy your wallet manually.

Windows

  • Press on your keyboard 'win'+'r'
  • Now enter %appdata%
  • Windows Explorer has opened, click into the 'CloakCoin' folder
  • Copy the wallet.dat to a safe place

Linux

  • The wallet creates a folder in the home directory of the user that is running the wallet.
  • Open a terminal
  • Go to the home directory of the user who is running the wallet. If this is you, enter 'cd' and press enter on your keyboard.
  • Now write 'cd .CloakCoin' and press enter.
  • With 'ls' you will see the files in this folder.
  • Copy the wallet.dat to a safe place.

Mac

  • Open Finder.
  • Select 'Go' / 'Go To Folder' from the finder menu.
  • Enter '~/Library/Application Support/CloakCoin/'
  • Click the 'Go' button.
  • Copy the wallet.dat to a safe place.


It is strongly recommended that you fully sync your wallet before backing up to ensure that all transactions in the wallet file are up-to-date!!