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December 10, 2014, 08:33:09 PM
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My offline cold storage is on a pc. 
My online wallet is on a new mac I will be picking up tomorrow.
I'm using bitcoin qt 0.9.3. 
Will the new mac have any problems reading my wallet.dat file that was generated on my pc?  If so, is there a work around? 
Thanks all.
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December 10, 2014, 08:55:21 PM
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There should be no issues at all. Just be sure to close bitcoin-qt before copying the wallet.dat file.  Smiley
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December 10, 2014, 08:58:36 PM
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There shouldnt be any problem but if there is any, you can simply export the private key from your mac wallet and insert in your pc wallet
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December 12, 2014, 06:26:46 AM
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it should work perfectly on other systems. just make sure you stop bitcoin before copying/backup wallet.dat.

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December 18, 2014, 10:47:29 PM
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There should be no problems.  If you don't know where windows and mac keep the wallet file:https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Data_directory.

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December 19, 2014, 11:03:30 AM
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but Win e OS have the same File Systems??
how you can use file from windows to iOS???
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December 19, 2014, 02:23:28 PM
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but Win e OS have the same File Systems??
how you can use file from windows to iOS???
You are confusing iOS with Mac OSX.
Windows, Mac and iOS use different default filesystems, but that's not the problem.
OSX supports NTFS and FAT32 nowadays, so it shouldn't be an issue to move your files from one filesystem to the other.
Once the wallet.dat is moved, you can just run bitcoin-qt on a Mac and have it use the same wallet.dat file you used to use on Windows.
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December 19, 2014, 08:25:56 PM
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but Win e OS have the same File Systems??
how you can use file from windows to iOS???
You are confusing iOS with Mac OSX.
Windows, Mac and iOS use different default filesystems, but that's not the problem.
OSX supports NTFS and FAT32 nowadays, so it shouldn't be an issue to move your files from one filesystem to the other.
Once the wallet.dat is moved, you can just run bitcoin-qt on a Mac and have it use the same wallet.dat file you used to use on Windows.

Thanks to explain me the difference

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December 19, 2014, 08:38:31 PM
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Filetypes and File Systems are different things.

X,Y,Z filesystems can support any filetypes.
The diffrence between those filesystems are just minor issues, for instance X filesystem stores these files as small parts, Y doesn't.
X filesystem uses linked list to reach these files but Y file system uses something else.


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