How to Salvage a Bloated Wallet (MacOSX)

  1. NiklasM
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    January 27, 2018 at 05:59
    How to Salvage a Bloated Wallet (MacOSX)

    For the testnet the wallet has an bloating issue.
    To solve this issue we can make the wallet.dat smaller by starting a salvage wallet command.

    Follow these steps.

    1) Locate you xcite application

    Mine is located on my desktop

    Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 18.46.02.png
    It could be in your downloads also.

    2) Open terminal by pressing 'command + space'

    Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 18.46.55.png

    3) In terminal navigate to the directory where your xcite app is located. In my case it's my desktop

    First type 'pwd' to see in what directory you are. If you are not in your home directory just type 'cd' this will move your prompt to your home folder.

    Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 18.42.21.png

    Once you are in your home folder move to the directory where your xcite app is.
    in my case Desktop (if yours is still in downloads typ 'cd Downloads') The screenshot below shows both cases.
    Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 18.53.35.png

    Next move to the xcite folder like below


    Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 18.56.55.png

    Once you are in that folder run the following command.

    ./xcite -salvagewallet

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    Now your xcite wallet should load.

    Once you are finished. You can do a few times 'control + c' to get out of your terminal.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 1, 2018