How do I use my wallet.dat on my windows 8 bitcoin qt?

Someone posted this

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application data\Bitcoin (XP)

C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\Bitcoin (Vista and 7)

but I'm on windows 8, so i don't know what to do

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Windows 8 is just like Windows 7.

But on a mondern bitcoin-core installation you will be asked where to put your data-directory. So if you changed the default path you need to consider that.

So if you found your data directory, your wallet.dat file is right there. Make a backup or restore it as you wish.

There is also a good tutorial video around for more visual explanation.

For a more detailed explanation on what steps are required to restoring your wallet.dat you can check out this post.

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    Can't you just search for wallet.dat? Commented Oct 30, 2014 at 6:27

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