I am on Windows and installed the Bitcoin wallet. The block folder seems to grow bigger everyday and is stored on my C drive in the roaming directory. I would like to set this to some other folder on another drive, which has more place. How would I go about doing this?


I believe you can specify this directory using the datadir configuration in bitcoin.conf.

-datadir=<dir>         Specify data directory

See Running Bitcoin.

  • That seems to answer the question. I will try it out – Enthusiast May 3 '13 at 2:13
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    What about on Ubuntu Linux? – John Aug 8 '13 at 20:13
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    No difference, John. – Colin Dean Aug 9 '13 at 20:34

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