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

The following is 13 steps explaining how users with windows 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 — Ensure that your wallet is closed

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Step 2 — Open your Local Disk C:\

Note: Not all (C:) drives will be named ‘Acer’, this only occurs because the system that was used to write this tutorial was an Acer.

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Step 3 — 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]’.

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Step 4 — 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).

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Step 5 — Copy your wallet.dat file (shown below) onto a USB (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.

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Step 6 — From here you’ll need to download a new Hcash wallet onto a new 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 the 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 need to restore your current wallet onto another computer. Additionally, restoration processes work across multiple operating systems, meaning, you would be able to download a new wallet onto a mac computer and restore your windows wallet backup file, however, instructions for this will not be given here, but will be created later in another tutorial. Until then, please contact Hcash support via Facebook to receive help.

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Step 7 — 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.

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Step 8— Set a passphrase and encrypt the wallet

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

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Step 9 — After the wallet has been synced and encrypted, repeat steps 1–4 on the new computer

Meaning, close your new wallet and get to the HShare file location.

Step 10 — Rename your new wallet file 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 from the desktop (named Hshare-QT), and see if your tokens have returned

Note: Your wallet will need to quickly sync to the network, 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 windows machine.

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