Looking to backup and restore your wallet? Here’s how (Mac to Windows OS)
The following is 16 steps explaining how users with Macintosh computers can backup and restore their wallets to windows computers.
This is for mac users who want to backup, but may only have a windows computer available.
Please follow each step in a linear fashion to ensure that your backup and restoration is successful.
Press the magnifying glass at the top right of your screen, type ‘terminal’ and open the ‘terminal.app’ application.
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 information.
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 tick the ‘Hard disks’ box, your hard drive will appear on your desktop (named: Macintosh HD).
Open the ‘Macintosh HD’ file on your desktop.
Open the ‘users’ file.
Open the file with the house icon (its name is your computers username e.g. David/Greg/etc).
Open the ‘Library’ file.
Open the ‘Application Support’ file.
Open the ‘HShare’ file.
Copy your wallet.dat file (shown below) onto a USB drive (do not email or transfer to yourself using 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.
From here download a new Hcash wallet onto a new windows computer. From this computer you will restore your wallet.dat backup and receive your tokens.
Go to h.cash and download the appropriate wallet from 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.
Open the 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.
Set a passphrase and encrypt the wallet.
Do this by going to ‘Settings’, ‘Encrypt Wallet’ and then entering a passphrase.
Ensure that your new windows wallet is closed.
Open your Local Disk C:\
Note: Not all (C:) drives will be named ‘Acer’, this only occurred because the system that was used to write this tutorial was an Acer.
Enable hidden files so you can access your ‘AppData’ folder.
Note: To enable this on Windows 10, click the ‘View’ tab at the top left of your folder screen, then tick the ‘Hidden items’ box. By default your ‘AppData’ file is hidden. This file is necessary to access because it is the only way to reach your wallet files. This tutorial is only for Windows 10 PCs. For information on how to access this folder for your operating system, please Google ‘How to find the AppData file in [your operating system]’.
From here, enter Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\HShare
Note: The ‘Admin’ file refers to the name of your administrator account (rather than ‘Admin’, this is usually your computers username).
Rename your new wallet file to ‘wallet1'.
Copy your old wallet file from your Mac computer into your new windows HShare folder location.
Open the Hcash wallet application from your desktop (named Hshare-QT), and see if your tokens have returned.
Note: Your wallet will need to quickly sync to the network first, so ensure that your wallet is connected to the internet.
Receive your tokens!
We hope that this tutorial has helped you clearly understand how to backup and restore your Hshare wallet from a Mac to a windows machine.