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March 17, 2018, 12:17:52 AM
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Hello, I need to know how to open the wallet dat wallet using the bitcoin core on windows. I need to open a wallet that is encrypted. I have the wallet.dat file and it is encrypted by a password. I'm not sure how to open this file in bitcoinCore to be able to type the password, I really still do not understand the subject well. Thanks.
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March 17, 2018, 12:29:00 AM
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Assuming that you're using Windows with default settings, go to %appdata%/Bitcoin directory and swap out the wallet.dat there with the intended one. The next time you start Bitcoin Core, you would need to key in the password to unlock it.

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You need to put the wallet.dat file in the data directory of your installation.

C:\Users\USERNAME\Appdata\Roaming\Bitcoin is the standard path (windows 7/10; if you didn't change it when installing).
You can open this path with pressing Windows-Key + R and typing %APPDATA%\Bitcoin.

Make sure to backup/rename the wallet.dat which currently is inside this directory (e.g. wallet.dat -> wallet.dat.backup).
Then make sure to move a copy of your wallet.dat which you want to decrypt inside this directory.

The next time you will start core you will be able to put in the password to decrypt your file.
Keep in mind that core has to be fully synced to see the latest balance. If you wish to skip the syncing you could export the private keys from core and import them into a lightweight client (e.g. electrum [1])


[1] https://electrum.org/#home

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March 22, 2018, 11:05:35 PM
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Hello, I need to know how to open the wallet dat wallet using the bitcoin core on windows. I need to open a wallet that is encrypted. I have the wallet.dat file and it is encrypted by a password. I'm not sure how to open this file in bitcoinCore to be able to type the password, I really still do not understand the subject well. Thanks.
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