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April 23, 2011, 06:31:40 AM
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Basically, I would like to have two separate bitcoin wallets on the same PC to keep two different sources of income and spending separated.  Is there any easy way of doing this?
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April 23, 2011, 06:36:05 AM
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Basically, I would like to have two separate bitcoin wallets on the same PC to keep two different sources of income and spending separated.  Is there any easy way of doing this?
Yes. Find where the wallet is stored on your OS. Rename it to something else (anything unique really). When you run Bitcoin again you'll use a new wallet. If you want to use the other wallet again: rename the newer one to another name and change the original wallet back. That's what I do...

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April 23, 2011, 02:23:04 PM
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You can use the -datadir option to specify a different location for the data files for two different bitcoin instances.  That will let you run two instances concurrently, each using its own wallet.

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June 06, 2011, 01:33:19 PM
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It would be nice to have the possibility to choose the wallet via GUI:

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June 06, 2011, 01:38:20 PM
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You can use the -datadir option to specify a different location for the data files for two different bitcoin instances.  That will let you run two instances concurrently, each using its own wallet.
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June 06, 2011, 02:50:13 PM
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Basically, I would like to have two separate bitcoin wallets on the same PC to keep two different sources of income and spending separated.  Is there any easy way of doing this?
If you use Linux, you can also separate wallets using different user accounts.  I use my usual user account for my main day-to-day wallet, and a separate user account for my "savings".  Hopefully this way any data stealing trojans will only be able to get the small balance stored in my day-to-day wallet.

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June 06, 2011, 02:51:46 PM
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Basically, I would like to have two separate bitcoin wallets on the same PC to keep two different sources of income and spending separated.  Is there any easy way of doing this?
If you use Linux, you can also separate wallets using different user accounts.  I use my usual user account for my main day-to-day wallet, and a separate user account for my "savings".  Hopefully this way any data stealing trojans will only be able to get the small balance stored in my day-to-day wallet.
remember to do a "chmod 700" on the savings accounts homedir.

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June 08, 2011, 09:38:11 PM
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If you use Linux, you can also separate wallets using different user accounts.  I use my usual user account for my main day-to-day wallet, and a separate user account for my "savings".  Hopefully this way any data stealing trojans will only be able to get the small balance stored in my day-to-day wallet.
remember to do a "chmod 700" on the savings accounts homedir.
Yeah, forgot to mention that.  You can also do it on just the ~/.bitcoin folder too if you prefer.

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February 27, 2013, 02:04:54 AM
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I have 3 wallets on 1 machine, 1 wallet is bitcoin_qt client, 1 wallet on Armory client, and 1 wallet on multibit wallet.
very simple just install all 3 clients and make a wallet for each.

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February 27, 2013, 02:17:43 AM
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I have 3 wallets on 1 machine, 1 wallet is bitcoin_qt client, 1 wallet on Armory client, and 1 wallet on multibit wallet.
very simple just install all 3 clients and make a wallet for each.

You do realize you are commenting in a thread from 2011, right?

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February 27, 2013, 04:16:26 AM
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I have 3 wallets on 1 machine, 1 wallet is bitcoin_qt client, 1 wallet on Armory client, and 1 wallet on multibit wallet.
very simple just install all 3 clients and make a wallet for each.

You do realize you are commenting in a thread from 2011, right?

lol no i didn't (air head moment)

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