Windows

Backup Restore LEOcoin Wallet

Backup LEOcoin Wallet file:

  1. Go to the top menu and click FILE then BACKUP WALLET
  2. Choose where (which folder) to save your Wallet file and give it a name, for example, you may choose to save it in your DOCUMENTS folder and name it ‘MyLEOcoinWallet.dat’.
  3. Now you have a new file (MyLEOcoinWallet.dat) saved on your PC and this contains all the keys and needed data of your wallet. Please pay extra attention in securing this file as losing it could result in complete loss of your funds if something happens to your current Wallet or PC.
    We strongly suggest that you keep a copy of this file on an external place such as a USB stick or external hard disk, for security purposes.
    If you have encrypted your Wallet before backup, the password used will also be needed in case you wish to use (restore) your BACKUP Wallet so please make sure you have the password used to encrypt your wallet also securely saved.

Restore LEOcoin Wallet file:

LEOcoin wallet does not have a build in feature to restore a backup of your wallet.

In order to do that, the following should be followed with EXTREME CAUTION:

  1. Your LEOcoin wallet should not be running so make sure you have it turned off. If it is minimized, make sure you click on its icon and choose exit.
  2. Open windows explorer and go to: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\LEOcoin In place of USERNAME you must put your Windows user name. This can be found if you first go to: C:\Users
    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\LEOcoin
    In that folder, you should be able to see all the files above (.log files are not necessary)
  3. On ‘wallet.dat’ file click right mouse button and choose COPY.
  4. In same folder or anywhere else, click right mouse button again and choose PASTE to create a copy of current wallet.dat file for security purposes and save that file (if same folder name will have to be different than ‘wallet.dat’, for example ‘wallet - Copy.dat’)
  5. Now DELETE ‘wallet.dat’ file (in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\LEOcoin, right click on it and choose Delete)
  6. Now you can copy the Wallet file you saved when you made a BACKUP WALLET (i.e. MyLEOcoinWallet.dat) from the folder or device (USB stick, external Hard disk etc.) it was saved before, to this folder you just Deleted ‘wallet.dat’
    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\LEOcoin
  7. Now it is time to Rename ‘MyLEOcoinWallet.dat’ file to ‘wallet.dat’ file in order for your LEOcoin wallet software to use your saved copy of the wallet.
  8. That’s it, you have just RESTORED the Wallet file you made a BACKUP at a previous time. You will notice, that the Wallet file you just Replaced, is still in that folder with name ‘wallet – Copy.dat’. We suggest that you leave that file there in case it is needed in the future.
  9. You can now restart your LEOCoin Wallet software.
  10. Make sure, you always wait for it to be fully synced in order to have the latest count of your LEOcoin total amount and all the transactions shown under Transactions.

Please note that LEOcoin-qt, the PoS wallet, downloads and stores the entire history of LEOcoin transactions. Depending on the speed of your computer and network connection, the synchronization process can take from a few hours to several days.

  1. If you already have a previous LEOcoin Wallet on your computer, then please BACKUP YOUR WALLET before upgrading to the new version. Click on the "File" Menu Tab and choose "Backup Wallet".
  2. Choose where you want your Wallet file to be saved (.dat) and give it a name.
  3. Find out your System type, 64-bit or 32-bit.
  4. Open control panel and choose the System option.
  5. Download Win64 (or Win32) version.
  6. Windows 10 security features might not allow the program to run.

    SECURITY!

    Microsoft are trying to protect you from maliciousprograms. If you clicked on the Don’t run button, because you weren’t sure about it; then you have to go back to your Downloads folder and double-click on the setup program again.
  7. Click on More infoto get the option to ‘Run anyway’.
  8. Note that even if you choose the 64-bit Windows version it installs in Program Files (x86)
  9. Windows 10 prevents network access by default.
    Click on Allow Access

    SECURITY!

    Microsoft (and many antivirus programs) will recommend that you don’t connect unknown programs to the internet. Connecting on private networks only is the safest option, which is the default from Microsoft. Anti-virus programs may
  10. ONLY if you have encrypted your Wallet, you will need to click on the new checkbox before the wallet starts staking.
  11. This will appear
  12. Click on the check box again and stake mining is disabled.
    UNLESS you didn’t encrypt and lock your wallet, then PoS is running all the time.
  13. Program location is C:\Program Files (x86)\LEOcoin Program name does not include -64bit like previous version.
  14. There is no attempt to remove old versions.
    So it is entirely possible that a user’s shortcuts (made by the user not the install) could point to the wrong version.
  15. If you pinned the previous version to start menu
    The previous version is in the start menu, not the version you should be using. The new version is in the recent programs list on the left.
    Remove the pinned (old) program and pin the new one.
    If you do that before uninstalling the old version (see below) then the uninstall will not leave behind a broken link.
  16. There could be two versions in control Panel Programs and Features
    This is the old version 1.3.0
    Icon is LEO Ltd
    The latest version 2.0.0 has the LEOcoin icon, LEOcoin Project
  17. Uninstall old version.
    Right click on LEOcoin LEO Ltd and choose uninstall.
    NOTE at this point it’s still in the start menu, because there is a ‘Delete on reboot’ action pending.
    But the link should cause an error now.
    Clicking on Yes will delete the shortcut immediately instead of waiting for a reboot.
  18. Finding the wallet
    If you have an old installation of the 1.0.0 wallet then you may find it won’t sync at all, and you can’t use it to back up your wallet.
    It is in a hidden folder "AppData\Roaming\LEOcoin" under your username. So you need to change the options in Windows Explorer to see hidden items.
    Once you can view hidden items you can cause all kinds of damage – be careful!
    Here is the view of what’s in the folder. Copy that wallet.dat file to another folder, or a memory stick and keep it safe.

Happy Staking.

How to Rescan your Windows Wallet

The Rescan command verifies all the transactions in the wallet. This is the last step in installing your new wallet.

  1. Click Start -> Search
  2. Type in Command Prompt
  3. Open Command Prompt Window
  4. Open the Windows Explorer.
  5. Navigate to Main Drive -> Program Files(x86) -> LEO -> LEOcoin Please refer to the sample directory below:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\LEO\LEOcoin
  6. Drag the LEOcoin-Qt Application to the Command Prompt Window
  7. Enter the rescan command:
    C:\Users\qapc1>"C:\Program Files (x86)\LEO\LEOcoin\LEOcoin-qt-64bit.exe" -rescan
  8. Press Enter.

Once you have completed this step the installation of your new wallet is complete..

How to Resync your Windows wallet

To start the process you will first have to enable hidden files to be viewed on your PC.

  1. Open the Windows Explorer
  2. Click View -> Check the Hidden Items Checkbox

The Hidden Files will now be displayed on your Computer. .

BEFORE resyncing your new MAC OS Wallet, please make sure that you back up your wallet. .

How to back up your wallet:

  1. Open your LEOcoin Wallet.
  2. Click File -> Backup Wallet
  3. Enter the desired Filename and select the location.
  4. Click Save -> This file will be saved as filename.dat.

Resync your wallet

Deleting the blkindex.dat file will resync your wallet. .

Follow the steps below to locate this file: .

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Navigate to Main Drive -> Users -> Account User -> App Data -> Roaming -> LEOcoin Please see sample directory below:
    C:\Users\qapc1\AppData\Roaming\LEOcoin
  3. Delete the blkindex.dat file.
  4. Open your LEOcoin wallet and wait for it to Sync.

Mac

Please note that LEOcoin-qt, the PoS wallet, downloads and stores the entire history of LEOcoin transactions. Depending on the speed of your computer and network connection, the synchronization process can take from a few hours to several days.

  1. If you already have a previous LEOcoin Wallet on your computer, then please BACKUP YOUR WALLET before upgrading to the new version.
    Click on the "File" Menu Tab and choose "Backup Wallet". Then choose where you want your Wallet file to be saved (.dat) and give it a name.
  2. Download the MAC client
    It is put in the Downloads folder, and automatically unzipped, and the zip file is moved to the trash.
    So all you are likely to see in your dock is this:
  3. Open Finder
  4. Check the applications folder to see if there is an old version
  5. Click on the downloads folder, then drag LEOcoin- to the Applications folder
    Enter the administrator Name and Password.
    And there it is, done.

    SECURITY!

    Apple want to protect you from yourself, so you need to give the Administrator’s credentials to move the
  6. Now if you click on it to try to run it
    It doesn’t work, because LEO is not registered with Apple as a developer.

    SECURITY!

    Apple don’t know us, we are not registered with them, so the paranoia kicks in. So you have to override this by forcing it open, and then giving the Administrator’s credentials to prove you know what you’re doing.
  7. Hold down CTRL and click instead
    Yes, trust us, Open it.
  8. Then comes the next security question
    The wallet won’t work unless you choose Allow.

    SECURITY!

    Apple recommend that you don’t connect unknown programs to the internet. In a mastery of understatement “may limit the application’s behaviour” means the wallet won’t work without
  9. And there it is
  10. If your Wallet is encrypted, click on the check box to Unlock the Wallet for Staking
    There’s the confirmation dialog.
  11. Recommended options
    Tick both of the check boxes, and then click OK.
  12. Where did it go? How do I get it back?
    If you close the Wallet window, the application is still running and available on the dock.
    But it doesn’t follow the usual UI of reopening the window if you click on it.
    Use CTRL and click, then click on Show/Hide and you get the window back.
  13. Finding the wallet
    If you have an old installation of the 1.0.0 wallet then you may find it won’t sync at all, and you can’t use it to back up your wallet.
    On Mac OSX.
    It’s in your user Library/Application Support/LEOcoin folder.
    In Finder, press Cmd + Shift + G then type ~/Library/Application Support/LEOcoin
    Here is the view of what’s in the folder. Copy that wallet.dat file to another folder, or a memory stick and keep it safe.

Happy Staking.

BEFORE installing the new MAC OS Wallet, please make sure that you back up your wallet.

How to back up your wallet:

  1. Open your LEOcoin Wallet.
  2. Click File -> Backup Wallet
  3. Enter the desired Filename and select the location.
  4. Click Save -> This file will be saved as filename.dat.

After you have backed up your wallet, you can proceed with the installation of the new wallet.

Installing your new wallet:

  1. Go to Finder -> Application -> Look for the LEOcoin-Qt Application
  2. Drag the LEOcoin-Qt Application to the Trash folder
  3. Download the NEW LEOcoin-Qt Application -> You can go to http://leocoin.org/ to download the latest MAC OS Wallet. Go to the About LEOcoin Section and select MAC OS Wallet.
  4. Open the Downloads page where you have downloaded the NEW LEOcoin-Qt Application.
  5. Drag the NEW LEOcoin-Qt Application to the Applications folder
  6. Open the NEW LEOcoin-Qt Application by double clicking on it.
    This pop-up window will appear that will give a message that the application is from an unidentified developer. Click OK.
  7. Go to System Preferences -> Security and Privacy.
  8. On the Security Privacy, click on the LOCK below in order to make the necessary changes.
  9. A pop-up window will be displayed. You have to enter your credentials in order to proceed with the changes. Click Unlock.
  10. Select "Anywhere" on the section "Allow apps downloaded from:". Click the Lock button again to Save the Changes.
  11. Go to Finder -> Applications -> Open the LEOcoin-Qt Application.
  12. Click the "Open" button. This will open the LEOxChange Application and will start the syncing process.

Please note that if the wallet sync doesn’t start, you can find out how to start it in the document entitled "MAC LEOcoin Wallet Resync Instructions.".

How to Rescan your MAC OS Wallet

The Rescan command verifies all the transactions in the wallet. This is the last step in installing your new wallet.

  1. Go to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
  2. Open the Terminal Application
  3. Go to Applications -> Click on LEOcoin-Qt.
  4. Click the Settings Icon (Gear/Wheel) -> Click Show Package Contents.
  5. Click Contents -> MacOS -> LEOcoin-Qt
  6. Drag the LEOcoin-Qt Application to the Terminal Application.
  7. LEOcoin-Qt Application directory will be displayed on the Terminal.
  8. To the directory line on the Terminal, add –rescan
  9. Click Enter. The LEOcoin Wallet Application will be automatically launched.

Once you have completed this step the installation of your new wallet is complete.

How to Resync your MAC OS Wallet

To start the process you will first have to enable hidden files to be viewed on your PC.

  1. Go to Application -> Utilities -> Terminal.
  2. Open the Terminal Application.
  3. Enter the following command: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Close the Terminal Application.

The Hidden Files will now be displayed on your Computer.

BEFORE resyncing your new MAC OS Wallet, please make sure that you back up your wallet.

How to back up your wallet:

  1. Open your LEOcoin Wallet.
  2. Click File -> Backup Wallet
  3. Enter the desired Filename and select the location.
  4. Click Save -> This file will be saved as filename.dat.

Resync your wallet

Deleting the blkindex.dat file will resync your wallet.

Follow the steps below to locate this file:

  1. On the Homescreen, click Go -> Computer.
  2. Select the Main Drive of the Computer.
  3. Select Users -> Account where the wallet is currently installed (in my case, the Account Name is Ameen).
  4. Select Library -> Application Support -> LEOcoin Folder.
  5. Drag the blkindex.dat to the Trash Folder.
  6. Empty the Trash Folder
  7. Open your LEOcoin wallet and wait for it to Sync.

Please note that this application can only be installed on iPhone and iPad only. Requires minimum iOS version 7.1.2.

  1. Open the Safari Browser on your iPhone/iPad
  2. Enter ios.leocoin.org on the URL link. The download page will be displayed.
  3. Click the iOS Share button.
  4. Click Add to Home Screen button.
  5. Click Add button. The LEOcoin Elite Wallet Icon will be displayed on Home Screen.
  6. Click on the LEOcoin Elite Icon. Your LEOcoin Elite Wallet is now ready. Please make sure that you create a back-up of your wallet.