How to transfer the Ethereum blockchain to another user session?

bizbizmobibizbizmobi Member Posts: 12
Hi all, my wallet was not syncing at all. I have installed a new wallet in another user session + wallet address.
Wallet 2 for user 2 on the same Windows 10 PC has downladed the entire block but Wallet 1 for user 1 is 3 months late.
Is there a way to copy the blockchain from one user session to another one to go faster ?


  • phamarkonphamarkon Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited March 2016
    Hi !

    I'm not sure if I'll be able to solve your problem but on W7 I used to find the blockchain folder inside some subfolders in C:/users/my_username/appdata/

    I'm not longer using windows. I have copy past the blockchain data from W7 to Linux. So it's possible to do that. But I can't remember the right path.

    Try to use the Windows search engine writing "block" or try to search a folder inside an ether folder with a lot of files.

    EDIT : You have to show hidden files
    Post edited by phamarkon on
  • bizbizmobibizbizmobi Member Posts: 12
    Thanks, it's in c\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\chaindata but I found another way:

    – Run: geth export blockchain_backup
    – Copy the blockchain_backup file to the new system
    – On the new system run: geth import blockchain_backup
  • phamarkonphamarkon Member Posts: 21 ✭✭
    I didn't know it was possible to do that this way.

    Thank you !

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