I have everything set up normally. My only issue is that my data directory is in C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin.

Normaly this is what you would want, but, if you noticed, my username has a space in it (obviously I changed it for privacy) so when I try to designate my data directory in the miner program it says the directory does not exist because the space in my username causes the directory link to break ( C:\Users\User ) instead of the full link...

Is there a way I can change where Bitcoin-Qt stores its data by default?

And no, a re-directory won't work, because it can't find the location in the first place.


Run bitcoin with the parameter -datadir=C:\New\Dir

E.g. create a shortcut and change "target" to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe" -datadir=C:\BitcoinData

  • where do i go to add the parameter? – DragonspitAudio Apr 13 '13 at 8:54
  • ok i created a shortcut for bitcoin-qt and i added -datadir=C:\BitcoinData to the end but it just says C:\BitcoinData doesnt exist – DragonspitAudio Apr 13 '13 at 8:59
  • issue solved, i changed my Username via another admin account and regedit to change the log in defaults – DragonspitAudio Apr 13 '13 at 12:01
  • -datadirC:\BitcoinData as strange as it is, do not put no nothing between datadir and your dir..... – n611x007 Jul 14 '13 at 14:40

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