How do I delete my current wallet and create a new one?

Objective

Delete your current wallet and create a new one.

Time Required

Less than one minute

Things you'll need

  • Your computer with Sia-UI installed
  • Privacy – you're new seed will be displayed on the screen and must be kept private.
  • A way to safely store your new seed.
This process generates a new wallet with a new Sia seed. This is not recommended if you currently have Siacoin in your wallet, unless you've already forgotten your Sia seed. Any Siacoin in your current wallet will no longer be accessible unless you have your previous seed and restore from it.

Deleting your wallet and starting over

  1. Go to the Terminal tab
  2. Type: wallet init --force
Note: There are two dashes before the word force.

This will immediately erase your old wallet and create a new one. You will also see your new seed instantly in the Terminal window. Make sure you safely store your new seed.

Go back to the Wallet tab, and use the new seed to unlock your wallet. Since this is a brand new wallet, your Siacoin balance will be 0 SC.

Learn more about the importance of your seed.


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