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Tutorial How to Create Multiple Data Directories and Wallet.dat Files (Windows)

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  1. XTRABYTES

    XTRABYTES Well-Known Member

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    How to Create Multiple Data Directories and Wallet.dat Files (Windows)


    This process can be used with xtrabytes-qt.exe, xcite.exe and xfuel.exe.
    I will be using xtrabytes-qt.exe for this tutorial


    Step 1
    Download the wallet software from https://www.xtrabytes.global/#wallet


    Step 2
    Create a new folder on the disk you want use (I'm using 'C:\xtrabytes' for this tutorial. You can use any directory you like)


    Step 3
    Move 'xtrabytes-qt.exe to' the newly created folder


    Step 4
    Create two new folders inside 'C:\xtrabytes' and rename them to 'wallet_1' and 'wallet_2'


    Step 5
    Right click 'xtrabytes-qt' and click Create Shortcut. Do this two times so you get two shortcuts.


    Step 6
    Rename the shortcuts to 'xtrabytes-qt - wallet_1' and 'xtrabytes-qt - wallet_2')


    Step 7
    Right click the shortcut 'xtrabytes-qt - wallet_1' and go into properties.
    Make sure you are in the Shortcut tab.


    Step 8
    In the Target box, add the line '-datadir=wallet_1' after 'xtrabytes-qt.exe'.
    Make sure there is a space between them. You end up with something looking like this

    target_path.jpg

    Click OK.


    Step 9
    Repeat step 7 and step 8 with the 'xtrabytes-qt - wallet_2' shortcut.
    Replace 'wallet_1' with 'wallet_2' in in step 8.


    Step 10
    You are finished!

    If you followed this tutorial 100% the xtrabytes folder should look something like this:

    wallet_directory.jpg

    Use the shortcuts to start the wallet you want to use.


    Notes
    The shortcuts can be moved to any place you want them, just leave the program file and the wallet/data folders where they are.

    The process can be repeated until you have the amount of separate wallets and/or data directories you want.

    You can give the folders any name you want, just make sure to use the same name in the corresponding shortcuts '-datadir=*****' section.


    Credits: molten
     
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  2. duch

    duch New Member

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    Can I have 2 wallets in the same directory and use them like this? (I don't need to use 2 wallets at the same time)

    -datadir=xby_data -wallet=wallet1.data
    -datadir=xby_data -wallet=wallet2.data

    It loads corretly, but I didn't make a transaction yet.
     
  3. molten

    molten Member Staff Member

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    Yes that should work fine @duch :)
     

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