Looking to backup and restore your wallet? Here’s how (Mac OS)

The following is 13 steps explaining how users with macintosh computers can backup and restore their wallets.

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Please ensure you follow each point in a step-by-step manner.

Step 1:
Please ensure that your wallet is closed.

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Step 2:
Press the magnifying glass at the top right of your screen, type ‘terminal’ and open the ‘terminal.app’ application.

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Step 3:
Type: chflags nohidden ~/Library/ into the terminal app and hit ‘enter’.

Note: This file is necessary to access as it leads to the folder that contains your wallet file.

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Step 4:
Go to your desktop, click the ‘Finder’ tab (top left), then click the ‘General’ tab (this tab looks like a light switch), and tick the ‘Hard disks’ box.

Note: After you’ve ticked the ‘Hard disks’ box, your hard drive will appear on your desktop (named: Macintosh HD).

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Step 5:
Open the ‘Macintosh HD’ file on your desktop.

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Step 6:
Open the ‘users’ file.

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Step 7:
Open the file with the house icon (its name is your computers username e.g. David/Greg/etc).

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Step 8:
Open the ‘Library’ file.

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Step 9:
Open the ‘Application Support’ file.

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Step 10:
Open the ‘HShare’ file.

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Step 11:
Copy your wallet.dat file (shown below) onto a USB drive (do not email or transfer to yourself through any online methods).

Note: Your wallet.dat file is the most important file in your Hshare folder. This file contains your public and private key, so please ensure that you DO NOT delete this file, or else your tokens will be lost.

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Step 6:
From here, download a new Hcash wallet onto a new Mac computer. From this computer, you will restore your wallet.dat backup file and receive your tokens.

Download a new wallet by proceeding to the h.cash website and then clicking on the appropriate link at the top right of the page.

Note: The reason we need you to download a new wallet onto another computer rather than just re-downloading a wallet on your current computer is that if anything went wrong during this process, you would have no additional backup and you could lose all of your tokens. So to avoid this, you’ll need to restore your current wallet onto another computer. This backup tutorial can be completed across multiple operating systems. For more information on cross platform support, please contact our technical support team via Facebook or Slack.

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Step 7:
Open the new wallet and wait for it to fully synchronize to the network.

Note: If red text appears next to the ‘Wallet’ and ‘Recent transactions’ columns, that means your wallet is out of sync. You must wait until your wallet is synchronized and the red text disappears to begin the backup process.

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Step 8:
Set a passphrase for your new wallet and encrypt the wallet.

Note: Do this by going to ‘Settings’, Encrypt Wallet’ and then entering a passphrase.

Step 9:
After the new wallet has synced and been encrypted, repeat steps 1–10

Meaning, close your new wallet and navigate to the Hshare file location on your new computer.

Step 10:
Rename your new wallet file (generated after downloading a new wallet application) to ‘wallet1'.

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Step 11:
Copy your old wallet file into your new computers Hshare folder location.

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Step 12:
Open the Hcash wallet application, and see if your tokens have returned.

Note: Your wallet will need to sync to the network first, so ensure that your wallet is connected to the internet.

Step 13:
Receive your tokens!

We hope that this tutorial has helped you clearly understand how to backup and restore your Hshare wallet on a macintosh machine.

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