Prob: I am having trouble running the Ethereum Wallet and geth to make sure I can connect to my address / wallet. When I open them they appear to be re-syncing with the network from scratch. (Windows 10 btw)
I started by installing Ethereum wallet. It gave me a nice little interface and while syncing with the network (download blocks 1 of 3.8 M'ish) it suggested I setup a wallet. I did this, with a password, and it created an Ethereum directory with a keystore dir and then over the next 2 days proceeded to fill up a chaindata directory with about 20 gigs of files. After it was done I clicked launch application, at which point it said it needed to sync with network, and appears to be starting over again. I checked the chaindata directory and its still full, the wallet app is pointed to this Ethereum directory as well. Looking around on the net I read that someone said they ran geth first, then the wallet and all was good. So I launched geth and it too seems to be continuing to download blocks. How quick are these things generated? The chaindata directory is now about 20.5 gigs, and it appears to be rapidly adding AND removing files. The total number of files at time of writting is averaging around 10,615. I can not allow it download that much again because my internet provider sucks and I'm reaching my monthly cap. Am I doing something wrong? I just want to make sure I can get into my wallet, and be a part of the network.
Thanks for any help - looking forward to join the community!