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Downloaded the new 12.1 wallet how do I import my old wallet?

Discussion in 'Electrum Wallet Guides' started by Leadarrow, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Leadarrow

    Leadarrow New Member

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    Wish there was a simple update option. I don't see anything addressing this in the instructions. I backed up my old wallet before downloading the new one but I can't find any wallet.dat file. am I missing something simple? I have no balance or history on the new wallet. I'm really hoping this isn't serious. Mac OSX
     
  2. tungfa

    tungfa Administrator
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    easy there
    as suggested and posted all around
    follow the guides

    on a mac
    (secure your full (coins inside) dash wallet.dat somewhere - USB stick or so)

    • step 1) shut down your wallet. allow it to completely shut down. wait 30-60 seconds.
    • step 2) check you have about 3 Gigabytes of free disk space.
    • step 3) open the folder containing your dash folder
    • step 4) duplicate your dash folder and rename the copy to dashcore
    • step 5) open your dashcore folder and delete the cache files
    • step 5) download and install dash 12.1
    • step 6) launch the wallet, choose "YES" I want to rebuild the block index
    • step 7) take a break, grab a sandwich, enjoy some sun
    • step 8) after wallet is finished
    • quite wallet - replace new/empty wallet.dat with old/full wallet.dat
    • start wallet
    • and :D
    if you have problems finding your user - library - ... dash folder (hidden by Mac default)
    ping me again and i tell u what to do

    Wallet.dat is located
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    if this is hidden (Apple default)
    use:
    To unhide (that it is visible and can actually be used):
    - Open Finder and navigate to Applications - Utilities - Terminal
    - Double Click Terminal
    - Type the following command into terminal without the quotation marks
    “chflags nohidden ~/Library”
    - Press “return/enter” to run the command this will unhide the users library folder.
    - Quit Terminal and done.
     
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  3. Leadarrow

    Leadarrow New Member

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    I have already downloaded the new wallet. can I go back into time machine and redo it all?
     
  4. tungfa

    tungfa Administrator
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    no need
    are you on Skype or telegram to chat ?
     
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    quit wallet
    • step 2) check you have about 3 Gigabytes of free disk space.
    • step 3) open the folder containing your dash folder (pic above)
    • step 4) duplicate your dash folder and rename the copy to dashcore
    • step 5) open your dashcore folder and delete the cache files
    it should look like this then (+ probably old Dash folder above / missing in my pic) + i deleted suggested things from above before but visible now as i started wallet after (they replace themselves then automatic)

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    start wallet (ether with the full wallet.dat - i would start with NO wallet.dat - let wallet get back on track - when finished - quite wallet - put full wallet.dat in dashcode - start wallet and bingo
     
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    I need to make some room this may take a min
     
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    tungfa Administrator
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    i send u a pm
     
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    DST fan, but I know nothing aboiut MAC/iOS other than I can't stand it... Hope @tungfa is getting you squared away. This appears to be an entirely fixable problem, as nothing has actually gone wrong yet from what I see. I just don't don't know how to MAC.
     
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    on it
     
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    Thanks for the support tungfa hope Daz going rise more.
     
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