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I set a password to encrypt my wallet, all good. But I can't seem to backup my wallet. I try and nothing happens.

Does the backup function give me keys or the seed words?

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It creates a copy of the wallet file.

Bitcoin Core doesn't support recovery from just a key or seed phrase (at least, not yet).

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  • Thanks. Any thoughts as to why it isn't creating any sort of backup file? – Jonsey Mar 1 at 21:56
  • The copy it creates is the backup. If it doesn't, there is something wrong, but you'll need to give more details about what you're actually doing to figure that. – Pieter Wuille Mar 1 at 22:01
  • I tried it again. When prompted to save I just created a name. And it placed a backup.dat file in the folder. Maybe that's all there is to it. I didn't see how to restore it though in the file menu. – Jonsey Mar 2 at 17:12
  • Yes, that's it. To restore it you place it in the data directory. – Pieter Wuille Mar 2 at 18:07

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