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December 04, 2013, 09:09:30 AM
Last edit: December 04, 2013, 09:21:09 AM by phillipsjk
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Hello,

I installed multibit on my main machine in order to handle small amounts of Bitcoin. When trying to figure out which files I need to back-up, I came across the "wallet-unenc-backup" directory. As far as I can tell, that directory includes all one (1) addresses that were present in the wallet before I set the password. However, the FAQ says:
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If you have really, truly lost or forgotten your password and you only have encrypted wallets, then it is likely that you have lost access to your bitcoin. There is absolutely no way that the MultiBit team can possibly recover them.

So, does Multibit keep unencrypted copies of wallets by default, or do I just have to generate a new address to be safe?

I tried generating a second wallet, and it was unencrypted by default as well.

Edit: I labeled the initial address "do not use" and generated new addresses. They do not appear to be stored in the unencrypted backup directory.

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December 08, 2013, 11:32:53 AM
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What files are backed up are described in detail here:
https://multibit.org/en/help/v0.5/help_fileDescriptions.html

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