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June 26, 2012, 06:01:13 AM
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Seems like a silly question, but I searched this forum, searched bitcoin stack exchange, searched google, and didn't find an answer.

I just upgraded to 0.6 and after the block chain downloaded I tried to create a new key to receive BTC. It asked me for my passphrase, and I entered what I thought was the correct phrase (several times), but it didn't like it. Not to worry: the wallet is empty--I just needed to decrypt it to create a new key. So I can just throw the wallet away and make a new one (and make sure that I enter the passphrase correctly and that it works). But how?

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June 26, 2012, 06:15:02 AM
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Remove the wallet.dat file in your home/.bitcoin folder
then start bitcoin-qt

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June 26, 2012, 06:24:22 AM
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Data directory for Ubuntu/linux.

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By default Bitcoin will put its data here:
~/.bitcoin/

Delete wallet.dat contained inside, and restart Bitcoin.

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June 26, 2012, 09:03:31 AM
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will pay gweedo tomorrow (waiting on Seals withdrawal)

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June 26, 2012, 04:02:55 PM
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Just sent 0.49995 BTC to the address in your sig, gweedo. I withdrew exactly 0.5 BTC from Seals to make sure the new wallet was set up properly, and I didn't know about the 0.00005 tx fee (last time I sent coins was a few months ago), so I had to take it out of the bounty. Hope that's okay.

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June 26, 2012, 05:36:43 PM
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thanks Smiley

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June 26, 2012, 05:49:20 PM
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No problem.

Kinda surprised that there isn't a way to delete wallet.dat through the GUI. Is that just so that people don't own themselves?

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June 26, 2012, 05:59:29 PM
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No problem.

Kinda surprised that there isn't a way to delete wallet.dat through the GUI. Is that just so that people don't own themselves?

exactly they want this to be secure and simple and easy to use to get people. That is why you can't delete address, delete  the wallet.dat, or dump private keys, unless you know the command line arugs or use 3rd party tools.

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June 26, 2012, 08:23:55 PM
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Just rename wallet.dat. Deleting it will save a few K of space renaming means you can always go back to check it.
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