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August 27, 2016, 08:16:02 AM
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I installed a stand-alone version of electrum 2.6.4, then deleted it because I thought the seed might be compromised.

I then installed the windows installer version, to my dismay the seed was exactly the same!

How do I get another electrum wallet with a new seed?

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August 27, 2016, 11:33:00 AM
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You can open electrum and go to file .

From there choose new / restore
Then you choose Create a new wallet and pick the kind of wallet you want (probably standard wallet).

It should generate a new seed for you, which should be different than the previous seed.


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August 27, 2016, 11:35:17 AM
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You can't change the seed. To get a new seed you'll have to create a new wallet.
You probably forgot to delete your wallet file when you deleted the stand alone executable, that's why electrum opened the same wallet when you reinstalled. The wallet files are located in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Electrum\wallets.

                                                                       
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September 05, 2016, 01:08:37 AM
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Thanks a lot guys! I did as you said and was able to get a second wallet with new seed.
Thanks Grin

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September 05, 2016, 06:41:47 AM
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I installed a stand-alone version of electrum 2.6.4, then deleted it because I thought the seed might be compromised.

why did you think it is compromised?

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I then installed the windows installer version, to my dismay the seed was exactly the same!

it is because when you remove Electrum it will only uninstall the program meaning it will remove the installation files not your wallet file. it is located here:
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Electrum\wallets\{walletName}
and this is not removed unless you manually delete it. so after installing another Electrum (windows installer) on the start up it checks that address and since it sees the wallet currently there it opens it up instead of creating a new one for you.

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How do I get another electrum wallet with a new seed?

this is already explained by NorrisK

Thanks a lot guys! I did as you said and was able to get a second wallet with new seed.
Thanks Grin

glad your problem was solved.

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