Crypto Wallet Backup – A simple, easy, open source wallet.dat backup program

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Bitcoin, C#, Money, Software | Posted on 19-12-2013

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Crypto Wallet BackupCrypto Wallet Backup is an extremely simple, easy way to back up all your crypto currency wallets. And the source code is available for anyone to look at, add to, modify, or do whatever they want with.

Crypto Wallet Backup is designed to be run from a USB memory stick or portable storage, like a portable hard drive or USD memory card for a digital camera, but you can also run it from a NAS or whatever you have. Simply copy the program onto a USB stick and run it.

Here’s the main program:

Crypto Wallet Backup basic program

Simply click the “Find My Wallets!” button to populate the backup list with all your wallet files. You can see the result in the following screenshot.

Crypto Wallet Backup wallet list

(The Korean won symbol you see in the screenshot is simply due to the system language setting on the development testing machine it was taken on. Your system is likely different. Rest assured, it will look normal.)

After clicking the “Back Up Files” button, Crypto Wallet Backup will create a new folder and back up all your wallet.dat files, along with any other files you choose to back up.

A back up folder then looks like this:

Crypto Wallet Backup backup

Your back ups can then be copied back to the folder that you see in the file name, and the file renamed to “wallet.dat”.

So, it’s 2 clicks to back up all your wallets! It can’t get much easier than that!

Also, the program stores your backup list for the next time you want to run it.

Some additional information and details are in the “readme.txt” file in the download.

HINT: As one additional hint, if you attach your mobile phone, digital camera, or video camera to your computer and can see it as a regular storage device, you can back up to those as well. Just make sure that your wallets are encrypted in case you lose your mobile phone. You can do that in the crypto client.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows
  • .NET 4

There are no other special considerations. Basically, if your computer isn’t ancient and is up to date, it will run smooth as silk.

DOWNLOADS

Download Crypto Wallet Backup

Simply unzip the file, copy the “CryptoWalletBackup.exe” file to a USB stick or other portable storage, and run it.

Download Source Code

I’ll make the source available on Github later (when it stops crashing on me).

TIPS? ๐Ÿ™‚

If you find the program useful and would like to give me a small tip, I’d appreciate it. Tips will certainly help motivate me to create more open and free software for the crypto currency community.

Bitcoin (BTC): 1Fs9QjjnS6E4KhPDxPruCsMpUAqNKjLE4Z

Bitcoin tip QR code(Bitcoin QR code there.)

Litecoin (LTC): LQm377keifsMYSmNnp7ApMbSYrwYEehiZq
Dogecoin (DOGE): DAVvDWXazxDCoF3YZu8P6GQhgQ3wN2CzU8
Philosopher Stones (PHS): 9byx4GBJfLwYXWPvMuEVXbh62V1e9PuPX4
Your favourite crypto here? ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’d like to tip me in any other crypto currency, I can certainly give you an address! ๐Ÿ™‚

In crypto we trust!

Or, if you’re into รogecoin, in crypto we truss! wow! so backup! much safe! very computer! much free!

Cheers,

Ryan

UPDATE 2013-12-19: Fixed a tiny bug that caused an exception dialog the first time the program was run and a zero-padding issue for months in folder names. EXE and source code ZIP files both updated.