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Bitcoin folder exists as shown with the explorer directory with all the old history that was in c: About 10 gb free at the blockchain. Just added a second seed node. Also the question you linked location doesn't have any information that answers my question. Bitcoin submitted 4 years ago by TeachAChimp.

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Double clicking the newly-created shortcut will direct Bitcoin Core to use the new data directory. Those that have a fair understanding of programming and able to change this issue with relative ease I bet you fall into this one. Submit link NOT about price. So if you copy just a few files from one installation's "blocks" or "chainstate" directories into another installation, this will almost certainly cause the second node to crash or get stuck at some random point in the future. Just some updates on the speeds I'm getting in oz:

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I urge you to keep this in mind. Location want bitcoin to be usable by the average human. These files, known collectively as a node's "block database", represent all of the information downloaded by a node during the syncing process. The funds already donated bitcoin be spent on blockchain sort of advertising, as intended. History nodes have to be shut down while copying. If history want it fixed, location up a bounty. The folder exists bitcoin shown with blockchain explorer directory with all the old stuff that was in c:

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Getting your Private Keys from the Bitcoin Core wallet

The data here is necessary for validating new incoming blocks and transactions. It can theoretically be rebuilt from the block data see the -reindex command line option , but this takes a rather long time. Without it, you could still theoretically do validation indeed, but it would mean a full scan through the blocks GB as of Nov for every output being spent.

You can see blocks as 'patches' to the chain state they consume some unspent outputs, and produce new ones , and see the undo data as reverse patches.

They are necessary for rolling back the chainstate, which is necessary in case of reorganizations. This section may be of use to you if you wish to send a friend the blockchain, avoiding them a hefty download.

The database files in the "blocks" and "chainstate" directories are cross-platform, and can be copied between different installations. These files, known collectively as a node's "block database", represent all of the information downloaded by a node during the syncing process. In other words, if you copy installation A's block database into installation B, installation B will then have the same syncing percentage as installation A.

This is usually far faster than doing the normal initial sync over again. On first launch of Bitcoin-Qt, it may takes days for this Bitcoin client to do the initial sync the full blockchain, block by block, with the network to your local drive under a Bitcoin-Qt data directory, which is time consuming that usually takes days.

Download blockchain file via Torrent The complete blockchain is the record of all bitcoin transactions that have ever taken place in the universe. You must have the complete record before you are able to see your own balance and send payments using Bitcoin-Qt.

To speed up the process of having the complete blockchain, instead of syncing it block by block, consider to download the whole blockchain and import it separately to have the f ull Blockchain under Bitcoin-Qt Data Directory. Specifically, download a previous copy of block chain bootstrap. Import Blockchain With this bootstrap.

This process may still take hours, but is supposed to be much faster. As of Oct , bootstrap. In my opinion, it's the only viable solution to bitcoin security so far.

Ok Armoury looks pretty good, It would be nice to know before installing it that I can use this to make it so the Blockchain is stored in a drive that has the room available.

I assume this is a feature and that is why you have recommended it? I recommend it for the cold storage feature, it's one of the few wallets that offer that, and it's only one that has a graphic interface for that, making it a viable solution.

It uses bitcoin-qt in the background, and bitcoin-qt downloads the entire blockchain. In your offline computer though, you don't need to have the blockchain at all, so no worries. Cold storage is the way to go for savings wallets. Any other option is a risk nobody should accept. I will look more closely into this later this afternoon. I like the idea of other Bitcoin clients to access the network rather than everyone using QT.

I agree that it is far better that the team work on improving the network than the client but you need another set of alternatives that are good to begin with: You sound a little bit entitled when you say "why has this problem not been addressed yet? Its a little unreasonable bitching about it on the internet instead of doing something about it yourself. What percentage of users can read documentation and edit a config file?

I suspect all of them have the ability either to write code to do it or pay someone to write the code to do it. And then think "I will pay someone to fix this". If you want it fixed, put up a bounty. I'm sure there are loads of people who would do it if you put up an appropriate reward. If you won't fix it yourself, and you won't pay someone to fix it, then stop bitching about it as you're just poisoning the community.

Each to their own, i think your attitude is poisoning the community by scaring away average users. So i guess we have a difference of opinion. I did not demand that this this be fixed right away, I asked why this has not been fixed and how I could resolve the problem.

It is all very well being on your high horse spitting on those asking for help and just telling them to pay up or shut up but I don't think that is the correct attitude to have to encourage a growth in user base.

Wow, someone that gets it! The problem is that bitcoin-qt is not funded, so people can go around screaming they want a certain feature all they want, but it's not just going to happen out of altruism. There is no bitcoin "government" that takes cares of the desires of people that scream the loudest. A possible option for funding that is being discussed would is to add a "donate" button to the client. In any case, if someone were to put up a bounty for specifically this issue I'm sure it will be solved pretty soon.

I certainly would if I could but I don't know how. I think the issue here is a "Curse of Knowledge". Those with the skill to change this in Bitcoin-QT forget that something like this, that they deem very easy, is an overwhelming problem for a novice. I know a bit about computing but this is not something I have ever had to overcome before as most developers make this a simple option in the program or during installation. Then put up a bounty for someone who can code.

All the developers except Gavin are working on this in their spare time. Saying something "should" be done is thinking one can dictate what they should do with their spare time. You are not being very helpful or constructive in my opinion. But thanks for the effort at least.

I'll admit i was a tad grumpy when I posted it at first, spent some time last night till the early hours looking on forums using the shortcut version or using a mklink command and couldn't get either to work and this morning still not even a tiny bit of progress: It's at the point that I actually need help if I am going to stand a chance at doing this.

What everyone needs is cold storage. Then spread the word please, people keep ignoring Armory, but it's the only sane solution to bitcoin security. I hate this line of thinking. You want bitcoin to be usable by the average human. The average human does not have any sort of coding skills, nor any idea how to even post a bounty for that feature, nor a significant enough bounty for the feature to be implemented even if they do post a bounty.

The average users want this feature and that alone should increase its priority even though none of those that want it know how to code it or even care enough to post a bounty for it. This guy posted a RANT, saying that it's an easy fix, and complaining to Gavin by name about something that has numerous workarounds including changing clients, or creating a shortcut.

Then when challenged to fix it since he claims it's easy , he says he doesn't know how. He has no idea of the priorities of the developers, has no idea how hard an "easy" fix is, and has no politeness in his request. The priority of developers will be security which is good , but after that part, they tend to favor new and interesting features, rather than polishing everything else.

This is a general trend among developers. And I think that voicing these complaints points the developer to making bitcoin more friendly in essential points. Those that have a fair understanding of programming and able to change this issue with relative ease I bet you fall into this one.


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This is not an exact duplicate, but asking about how to change the default storage location has been posted many, many times. The future canonical question is probably Bitcoin-Qt setup: Change block-chain file location, settings? documentation?. – Peter Mortensen Aug 1 '14 at 28 Sep Bitcoin Core runs as a full network node and maintains a local copy of the block chain. This data independence improves wallet privacy and security. Unlike some SPV wallets that leak addresses to peers, Bitcoin Core stores all transactions locally. With local access to the complete set of headers and. Note that this speed-up tip will no longer be necessary for Bitcoin Core version (click here for Bitcoin Core version history) and above because blockchain syncing will be Specifically, download a previous copy of block chain ( wearebeachhouse.com) via this torrent file, and manually put it under data directory Bitcoin- Qt at.

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