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May 11, 2017, 11:38:27 AM
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Hi, I'm sure this is a very silly question so I apologise in advance.

I set up an Electrum wallet on a friend's recommendation and transferred a small amount of BTC into it for testing purposes. The transaction went through fine.

Thing is, I don't know how to reopen the wallet after closing the window. There's no executable file that I can see anywhere, how do I reopen it?
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May 11, 2017, 11:55:49 AM
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So I tried to rerun the installer, and that caused it to reopen. Leaving this here in case somebody else has the same issue, or in case that was the wrong thing to do.
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May 11, 2017, 11:57:38 AM
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How did you run Electrum the first time? Surely, you must have downloaded the Electrum software to a location on your computer to be able to run it at least once? Huh

If you are on Windows, did you download the "Standalone Executable", the "Windows Installer" or the "Portable version" from: https://electrum.org/#download ?

If you didn't get the Windows Installer, it won't have setup start menu links and all that jazz... The "Standalone Executable" is exactly that... a simple .exe that you can put anywhere and run and the wallet will open. I believe the portable version is like the standalone, but doesn't create data files in your %appdata% directory... it just stores them whereever the .exe is located

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May 11, 2017, 12:04:56 PM
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Yes, that was it. I downloaded the Standalone Executable, thinking it was a normal installer for some reason. Thanks for your help.
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