Backing up your Iridium Wallet
Hi welcome, here’s a really dead simple way to back up your Iridium Coin Wallet if you don’t have a backup of your key. Remember, unless you have a backup of your key or your wallet file, we don’t have a way to recover your wallet – even with nice devs!
Wallet files will have a .wallet extension. You can backup your address book too; the extension is .addressbook.
On MacOS and Linux you’ll find these files in your home folder under a hidden directory.
- macOS: Open your finder finder then hit command-shift G then type ~/.iridium.
- Linux (and Mac terminal too) : $ cd ~/.iridium
- On Windows, files are stored in %appdata%/iridium directory.
open this directory in windows explorer (no Internet explorer or Edge!) by typing directly %appdata%/iridium in the address bar.
Copy and paste those files (iridiumwallet.wallet, iridiumwallet.addressbook) to a safe place (like your desktop or a jump drive).
There’s your backup!