Restore

The method of restoring a Core (and UI) wallet.dat file is essentially the reverse of manually backing it up. Default locations for each Operating System can be found below.

Windows

By default, the NIX data directory will be created as C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\roaming\nix\

TIP: Windows hides the AppData folder by default when using the graphical file explorer. In order to get inside the AppData folder, you can either type "%AppData%" into the search bar or check the box for "Hidden items" under the View menu to show hidden files in the file explorer window.

To restore a backed up wallet.dat file, simply copy it into the following location:

NOTE: If a "wallets" directory exists, the software will use it as the default wallet directory. If it does not exist, then the root directory will be used.

C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\roaming\nix\wallets\wallet.dat

or

C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\roaming\nix\wallet.dat

MacOS

Be default, the NIX data directory will be created as ~/Library/Application Support/nix/

TIP: MacOS hides the Application Support folder by default. 1. On the top bar, left side of your screen click on "Go", then click on "Go to Folder". 2. Type or copy-paste: ~/Library/Application Support/nix/

To restore a backed up wallet.dat file, simply copy it into the following location:

NOTE: If a "wallets" directory exists, the software will use it as the default wallet directory. If it does not exist, then the root directory will be used.

~/Library/Application Support/nix/wallets/wallet.dat

or

~/Library/Application Support/nix/wallet.dat

Linux

By default, the NIX data directory will be created as ~/.nix/

To restore a backed up wallet.dat file, simply copy it into the following location:

NOTE: If a "wallets" directory exists, the software will use it as the default wallet directory. If it does not exist, then the root directory will be used.

~/.nix/wallets/wallet.dat

or

~/.nix/wallet.dat