Downloading and installing Reddcoin Core (Windows)

Contents

Download Reddcoin Core

Install Reddcoin Core

‌Setup Wizard

  • The Setup Wizard will open, and guide you through the installation of Reddcoin Core.
    Click ‘Next’ to continue to the next step.



  • In the next step, you need to choose an installation location. It is recommended to use the default location. If you want to select your own custom folder, you can do so in this step.



    Click ‘Next’ to continue to the next step.

  • In the ‘Choose Start Menu Folder’ step, you can give a name to the folder for the Reddcoin shortcuts in the Start Menu. You can also select not to create shortcuts. It is recommended to use the default settings.


  • Click ‘Install’ to install Reddcoin Core.


  • After the installation is completed, you can finish the installation.



  • Done!
    You should be able to start Reddcoin Core as you always did.

First run

When you start Reddcoin Core for the first time, it will ask you where to store the data. This data consists of the blockchain data, the wallet file and other necessary files to run Reddcoin Core. It is recommended to use the default setting of “Use the default data directory”.

The selected folder is your Reddcoin data folder.


If you want to open your Reddcoin data folder later, you can do so by opening %AppData%\Reddcoin. To open this location, you use Windows File Explorer or Run.‌

  • Using the address bar in Windows File Explorer.



  • To Open Run, press CTRL + Windows key.
    In Run, enter %AppData%\Reddcoin.


Bootstrapping

Before you can fully use Reddcoin Core, you need to sync the blockchain.

Syncing a blockchain is always a time consuming and painful process. Fortunately, with the Reddcoin Core Bootstrap, you can speed up the syncing of the blockchain on a fresh install of Reddcoin Core.

This process is not mandatory, but will cut synchronization times down dramatically when used.

See instructions here: Bootstrapping.