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?