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May 17, 2011, 04:20:05 AM
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Installed the BTC client on Windows 7 the other day, I'm sure I'm doing something wrong but I can't find my wallet.dat file.

I have all files unhidden and searched my whole hard drive. I had some .cpp files show up but not my wallet.dat file. I've made transactions and everything is working fine, so I assume the file has to be there somewhere.

Any help?

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May 17, 2011, 04:47:00 AM
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Go to Start -> Run (or press WinKey+R) and run this:
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explorer %APPDATA%\Bitcoin

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May 17, 2011, 04:52:12 AM
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Thanks. Don't know why this didn't show up when I searched my c drive.

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May 17, 2011, 04:55:10 AM
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I think by default Windows 7 only searches indexed locations. It might also skip things in %APPDATA%, which is a hidden folder. I use Agent Ransack for searching, which searches everything very quickly.

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May 17, 2011, 01:10:02 PM
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C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin

replace the "User" with your username.
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May 18, 2011, 08:55:38 PM
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Hi, I have this same problem on my Mac. I did a search for the file "wallet.dat" and can't find anything. According to the Wiki, they should by default do to library>app support>bitcoin, but in App support, there is no Bitcoin folder. I want to back up for security purposes. Can anyone help?

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May 19, 2011, 03:09:25 AM
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Hi, I have this same problem on my Mac. I did a search for the file "wallet.dat" and can't find anything. According to the Wiki, they should by default do to library>app support>bitcoin, but in App support, there is no Bitcoin folder. I want to back up for security purposes. Can anyone help?

Make sure you are looking in the "Application Support" folder within your home folder, as opposed to the other "Application Support" folder at the root level of your hard disk.

That is, the file is here:
/Users/<your-user-name>/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/wallet.dat

NOT here:
/Library/Application Support/
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May 19, 2011, 05:59:25 AM
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Clouds, THANKS, you were right, it was in the "other" library folder.  Problem solved.

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