How can I create a new wallet on Bitcoin Core (Bitcoin QT)? I forgot my old password, so I can't create transactions using the old wallet. I don't have money on my old wallet, I just need to create new wallet without the forgotten password.
Bitcoin Core will create a new wallet if it cannot find the
wallet.dat in the Bitcoin Core folder.
- Close Bitcoin Core.
- If the wallet still has a balance, or addresses from the wallet were given out, back the old
wallet.datup: Move it to a different directory or rename it. If you are sure that it was never used, you may delete it instead.
- Restart Bitcoin Core. A new wallet will be created.
If you don't know where to find the
wallet.dat, check here: Where is the data folder for bitcoin-qt?
With bitcoin-core version 0.21, A default wallet is no longer automatically created
Here is the command to create a new wallet.
$ bitcoin-wallet -wallet=wallet.dat create Topping up keypool... Wallet info =========== Name: wallet.dat Format: bdb Descriptors: no Encrypted: no HD (hd seed available): yes Keypool Size: 2000 Transactions: 0 Address Book: 0 (BTC) ➜ Wallets
Then start the bitcoin-core by specifying the wallets, for instance:
$ bitcoind -server -walletdir=/home/netsamir/.bitcoin/wallets/wallet.dat