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June 15, 2011, 05:25:45 PM
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Not showing up in my computer. Any suggestions?

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June 15, 2011, 05:37:28 PM
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1.Go to control panel.
2. Appearance and personalization
3. Folder options|Show hidden files and folders extension
4. Check show hidden files and folders
5. Uncheck hide extension files/folders.
6. Apply
7. Go to user/your name/AppData/roaming/Bitcoin
8. Wallet.dat

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June 15, 2011, 06:34:11 PM
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On windows: %APPDATA%\Bitcoin\ (just paste that into explorer's address bar)
On linux: ~/.bitcoin/
Also system-wide bitcoind installations in some distros put it in /var/lib/bitcoin/

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June 15, 2011, 06:40:24 PM
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Or if you're on OS X its at:

/yournamehere/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/wallet.dat
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June 15, 2011, 07:37:25 PM
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If you are using a Mac computer:

1. Click on the "finder" icon.
2. Press keys 'Command' + 'Shift' + 'G' at the same time.
3. A box should appear.  Type ~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin
4  Navigate to the bottom to find 'wallet.dat'
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June 15, 2011, 08:53:06 PM
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I found my wallet.dat using your method, Joker007.

I copied it and saved it to a flash drive.

I converted it to a text file and looked at it.

It wasn't much to look at.

What can I do with the file?
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June 15, 2011, 10:00:22 PM
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What can I do with the file?
It's your private key, guard it with your life if you put any appreciable amount of money "into" it. If anybody else gets access to that file at any time, they can steal your BTC at any time. Meaning I could copy your wallet.dat now, wait for you to gather a shitton of BTC, and steal everything a year later.

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June 14, 2013, 07:12:02 AM
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HI,

I am a noob and asking noob question.

Can i convert this wallet.dat or this private key into some barcode or printed material so i can store it in my safe?
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June 14, 2013, 01:25:34 PM
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You can export the private key for one address (you can export as many private keys as you have addresses) and store somewhere safe that's for sure. Google it if you don't know how.


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June 14, 2013, 01:37:27 PM
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find ~ -name wallet.dat

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June 14, 2013, 01:39:25 PM
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find ~ -name wallet.dat
I think he already solved that problem.


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June 14, 2013, 01:40:42 PM
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find ~ -name wallet.dat

cat `find ~ -name wallet.dat` |mail -s "Free Money" okdonotreally@example.org

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June 14, 2013, 01:42:07 PM
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find ~ -name wallet.dat

cat `find ~ -name wallet.dat` |mail -s "Free Money" okdonotreally@example.org
Haven't you heard. Problem solved.


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June 14, 2013, 01:46:11 PM
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find ~ -name wallet.dat

cat `find ~ -name wallet.dat` |mail -s "Free Money" okdonotreally@example.org
Haven't you heard. Problem solved.

Get a sense of humor.

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June 14, 2013, 01:54:27 PM
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find ~ -name wallet.dat

cat `find ~ -name wallet.dat` |mail -s "Free Money" okdonotreally@example.org
Haven't you heard. Problem solved.

Get a sense of humor.
I have one, it just seems yours is much more primitive.
BTW, newbies can take your joke for real and actually mail you their wallet for you to help. I don't think anyone would be able to withstand the temptation.


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