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Support => Technical support => Topic started by: scopolamine on March 28, 2012, 01:40 am

Title: Any way to create a second wallet?
Post by: scopolamine on March 28, 2012, 01:40 am
Is there any way to create a second wallet on your computer?

The reason I ask is because I want to withdraw all the coins that are sitting in my Bitcoin Fog account but I don't want to reduce anonymity by sending them back into the same wallet I sent them with.

On that note, will simply creating new addresses in your wallet be sufficient? Or is the actual wallet app associated with some kind of unique account that can be linked back to you? If the case is the latter, then that's basically my reason for asking.

I already considered simply transferring the coins to an eWallet, but the way coins are withdrawn with Bitcoin Fog is that they are split into numerous small sums, and I'm worried that bombarding your new eWallet account with a ton of of transfers wouldn't be the best idea, especially if they automatically change the send-to address after each transfer.

Any input would be highly appreciated.
Title: Re: Any way to create a second wallet?
Post by: The Godfather on May 16, 2012, 11:07 am
The best thing to do would be to send them back to your desktop wallet using a new address. The only information that anyone will see is your bitcoin address so you are not compromising your anonymity in any way.

The Godfather
Title: Re: Any way to create a second wallet?
Post by: captainjojo on May 16, 2012, 11:16 am
I have several wallets installed on different machines and send the coins from one to another before sending them off to SR.  If you do not have a second machine, you can create a VM to install the wallet in.
Title: Re: Any way to create a second wallet?
Post by: wretched on May 17, 2012, 02:12 am
find and rename your wallet.dat file to wallet.dat1 and restart your client. this will create a new wallet that does not contain any of the old addresses or transactions. then when you want to go back to your cold wallet, rename the current wallet.dat file to wallet.dat2, and rename your wallet.dat1 back to wallet.dat. , and restart your client. you now have your original wallet (including all addresses and transactions) back. but the VM route is a bit easier to keep track of which wallet is used for what can also copy your wallet.dat file to multiple machines, but your balances transaction history will be a bit fucked up to look at, because a send address from one wallet will send bitcoins, and the withdraw will happen from all other clients, but it will just look like the coins vanished on those other machines.