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geffaxiv-532
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June 20, 2012, 05:27:51 PM
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I can't seem to be able to delete them? what is going on?
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June 20, 2012, 07:39:23 PM
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I can't seem to be able to delete them? what is going on?

With the Bitcoin.org client you can easily edit an address to clear the label.

But the ability to delete an address from a wallet is not a built-in part of the client.   One reason is that some people give out an address and it is used multiple times for payments.  If the address were deleted any future payments to that address would not show, and those funds could not be spent.

There is a utility, pywallet, that can be used to go in a forcefully remove an address.


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June 20, 2012, 09:10:56 PM
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Simple way is actually by accessing appdata and deleting manually.
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June 20, 2012, 09:41:00 PM
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Simple way is actually by accessing appdata and deleting manually.

Oh, ...yes, I suppose deleting the entire wallet.dat and starting with an empty one is one way to delete your addresses and labels.  Of course, you'ld only want to do that after making a backup in case you ever would receive coins at an old address at some point in the future.

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June 20, 2012, 10:00:55 PM
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Use pywallet....good utility to have around.

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