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Where is the data folder for Bitcoin-Qt?

Where can I find the blockchain, wallet.dat, etc. on each of the operating systems Bitcoin-Qt supports?
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Moving the Bitcoin folder from AppData

Bitcoin's taking a lot of space on my C drive, and I would like to move it to another drive. I've figured out to do it using symbolic links, but the problem is that my Bitcoin client is currently ...
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1answer
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How do I specify in which directory Bitcoin blocks and other data should be stored? [duplicate]

I am on Windows and installed the Bitcoin wallet. The block folder seems to grow bigger everyday and is stored on my C drive in the roaming directory. I would like to set this to some other folder on ...
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How to make Bitcoin-Qt client portable? (Windows)

It is a nice project and all, but I think in 2013 it shouldn't be a challenge to save all of an application's files into its own folder (maybe even by default), so you can use it without installing/...
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Is there a way to change the wallet.dat location without changing the entire data directory?

I know that Bitcoin supports the -datadir command line option which specifies that the wallet.dat and blockchain should be stored in a custom location rather than %appdata%\roaming\bitcoin but is ...
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3answers
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How to move Bitcoin data from Application Support on an external drive [Mac]

I'd like to put all my Bitcoin data on an external drive instead of having it on my hard drive, as it's taking too much space on my laptop. I did find an answer on this page regarding how to create a ...
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2answers
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How to make Bitcoin-Qt or other client run off of a flash drive (Mac)

I work in an office with lots of computers, and I am on a different workstation every day. Is there a bitcoin client I can keep on a FireWire/USB drive? Bitcoin-Qt on Mac leaves all the files in the ...
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1answer
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Move the blockchain to a different location

I am using the Bitcoin-Qt application on Ubuntu, but the blockchain is very large and is wasting space on my SSD drive. Is there a way that I can move it to a hard disk drive? There doesn't seem to ...
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How to move the blockchain data while still being able to use the wallet?

Using the standard client, Bitcoin-Qt, v0.8.1: (win10x64) I would like to move the blockchain data from its default location to a different location (maybe even an external disk or NAS drive). What ...
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4answers
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Can I configure Bitcoin (Linux) with a custom wallet location?

The default setup on Linux/Ubuntu has Bitcoin storing the data in the ~/.bitcoin folder, which is usually not encrypted with TrueCrypt. Suppose I do now want to rely on the internal Bitcoin ...
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1answer
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where is default Bitcoin-Qt data directory? [duplicate]

I want to make portable client so I found with start bitcoin-qt.exe -datadir=data But where is default data dir so I can move it there?
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Data directory issue

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 ...
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1answer
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Using the main Bitcoin-Qt Client, can you change where it stores the block chain? [duplicate]

I don't want 12 gigabytes stored on my boot drive. Can I change where the Bitcoin-Qt stores the block chain?
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Can I change the bitcoin block-data directory from /home/user/.bitcoin/blocks to something else? [duplicate]

I have two users on my Linux system, daemonuser, which runs bitcoind and abeuser, which runs Abe. Whenever I start Abe, I am told: Skipping datadir /home/daemonuser/.bitcoin/blocks: [Errno 13] ...
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Synchronizing blockchain data to external hard disk [duplicate]

I've been struggling to find an answer for this, but it seems like there is no solid, well-documented answer for this. How can I use mounted external drive for blockchain synchronization? I ...

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