Backing up your ReddCoin wallet onto multiple computers will prevent you from losing your ReddCoins in the event of a mechanical failure of your PC. Backing up your ReddCoin wallet only takes a few minutes and you’ll be happy you did it.
Our fist step is to open the ReddCoin wallet you are looking to back up. In this case I am backing up a wallet with a pre-existing balance. Open the ReddCoin Core wallet and click File< Backup Wallet.
You will now be prompted to name the .dat file. Type the name “wallet” and hit save. This will save the file as wallet.dat or Wallet.dat. Either will do. Naming the file anything else will result in the backup not working.
Now send the wallet.dat file to the PC you wish to load a copy of your current ReddCoin wallet onto. From here forward we will be working on the second PC that you’re importing the wallet onto. You must have a copy of ReddCoin Core wallet installed on this second PC. If you need to download it, you can Download ReddCoin Core wallet here.
We are on the 2nd PC now (the PC we wish to import the original wallet to). Open any folder on your PC. On top of the folder will be address bar that shows the directory you’re in. We will need to click this bar so we can edit it.
You will see something similar to C:\Users\YourUsername\. What you need to do is delete everything after C:\Users\YourUsername\ and add AppData. Once you do this it will resemble this C:\Users\YourUsername\AppDat, now click enter.
Great scott! You made it, you’re now in the AppData folder. The hard part is behind us. In the AppData folder you will find a folder named Roaming. Open the Roaming folder.
Inside the Roaming folder you will see a long list of folders. We are looking for the folder named ReddCoin. If you have trouble finding it you can right click the background and select sort by alphabetical order. Open the ReddCoin folder.
In the ReddCoin folder you will see a wallet.dat file. This is the file we need to replace.
Drag your backup copy of Wallet.Dat from your original ReddCoin Core wallet into the ReddCoin folder.
You will be asked if you would like to overwrite the file. Click Yes (Replace the file in the destination).
You are now ready to boot up the ReddCoin Core wallet on your 2nd PC.
Your ReddCoin wallet will need to sync with the ReddCoin network before your balance will be carried over. You may be able to view your transaction history instantly by clicking the transactions tab. This is a great way to see if your transfer of your original wallet worked right away.
Once your ReddCoin Core wallet fully syncs with the network you will see your updated Reddcoin balance along with a list of recent transaction. Congratulations! You did a great job.
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