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December 09, 2011, 04:57:56 AM
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I'm using the linuxcoin version just before final and pulled the drive that contained all files. I ran the bitcoin client initially before I knew what i was doing and it generated an address. I used this address with my mining pool and they have sent a few coins. Now when i generated the address, I never let the entire blockchain download, etc. So since i first generated the address, i have done nothing else until now. So now I want to receive the coins on a new computer and load the wallet file to this new computer which is windows 7.

Am i screwed? I don't see any bitcoin files on the linuxcoin USB at all.

Thanks.
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December 09, 2011, 08:42:58 AM
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On Linux, the wallet file is stored in your home directory, in the hidden directory .bitcoin (it starts with a dot). So the full path is /home/user/.bitcoin/wallet.dat .

If you used LinuxCoin with the 'persistent' option, your data is still safe on the USB. Start LinuxCoin, open the file manager and browse to that directory. If you don't see it, it's possible that hidden files are not displayed, look in the options (i think right click > show hidden files should work). You should be able to copy the file to the root of the USB or send it attached by email, and so on...

If you didn't have persistence, I think the data is lost. Sorry.
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