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Friday, May 30, 2014

How To Change Location Of Blockchain Data for Bitcoin-qt Client

Note : First of all Backup your Bitcoin wallet.dat and blockchain to external drive.

Instructions to move blockchain directory :

Step 1. Close your Bitcoin client, if already running.
Step 2. Locate and move Bitcoin data files.
(Windows XP)
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application data\Bitcoin
 
(Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8)
C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\Bitcoin
Step 3. Copy “ Bitcoin ” directory to another drive, for example “ E: ” drive.
Step 4. Now right click on “ Properties ” of  Bitcoin.exe ” and add following in “ Target 
-datadir=e:\BitCoin
blockchain
Step 5. Start Bitcoin, now you will see that your wallet is now loading from the new data directory.

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