Restoring wallet

You can restore your wallet by using the backup of your wallet or by importing a private key.

Make sure Reddcoin Core is installed on the computer that you will be using. Your blockchain should be fully synced.

If Reddcoin Core is not installed, install it first.
Instructions here: Downloading and installing Reddcoin Core.

Method 1: Restore a wallet.dat backup

The first method is restore with a wallet backup file.


Transfer your wallet backup file (a .dat file) to the computer.

If Reddcoin Core is running on the computer, exit/close it.

Reddcoin Core → File (menu) → Exit.

Open your Reddcoin data folder. This folder contains all your blockchain files. The default folders:

  • Linux: ~/.reddcoin
  • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Reddcoin
  • Windows: %APPDATA%/Reddcoin
  • If you can’t find your Reddcoin data folder, try this method:
    • Start Reddcoin Core.
    • Open ‘Debug window’, via ‘Help’ -> ‘Debug window’. ↳ Screenshot
    • The ‘Debug window’ appears on the screen, showing the ‘Information’ tab. Click on the ‘Open’ button at the bottom to open the ‘Debug log file’. ↳ Screenshot
    • The debug log file will be opened. Search for the following in the file (CTRL + F) to see your data folder: Using data directory. ↳ Screenshot In this example, the data folder is “C:\Reddcoin”.

Check if you already have a file named wallet.dat in your Reddcoin data folder.

  • If a wallet.dat file is already existing, rename it. For example, to old_wallet.dat.

Now, copy your backup wallet file to your Reddcoin data folder. (Do not move your backup file, make sure to copy!) Make sure to name the copied file wallet.dat.

Start Reddcoin Core. After the wallet software is loaded, your RDDs should be visible.

Method 2: Import a private key

The second method is importing a private key.


Open Console in Reddcoin Core: Reddcoin Core → Help (menu) → Debug window → Console.

In Console, enter the following command: importprivkey <reddcoinprivkey> [label] [label] is optional. A label is a description that you can add to an address. You can add a label later, in the ‘Receiving addresses’ window (Reddcoin Core → File (menu) → Receiving addresses…). ↳ Screenshot (without a label) ↳ Screenshot (with a label)

After you press enter, the private key import will start. It can take a little while, just let Reddcoin Core do its thing. When the import is successful, the RDDs will appear in your wallet.