11

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.

12

Bitcoin Core will create a new wallet if it cannot find the wallet.dat in the Bitcoin Core folder.

  1. Close Bitcoin Core.
  2. If the wallet still has a balance, or addresses from the wallet were given out, back the old wallet.dat up: Move it to a different directory or rename it. If you are sure that it was never used, you may delete it instead.
  3. 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?

  • Would be nice to have a reference to where to find this in the bitcoin core code – Barney Chambers Jun 6 '18 at 13:46

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.