Data directory

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The location where Bitcoin's data files are stored, including the wallet data file.

Default Location

  • Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application data\BitCoin
  • Windows Vista, 7
  • Mac
~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin
  • Linux

Directory Contents


  • database


  • .lock
  • blk0001.dat
  • blkindex.dat
  • __db.001
  • __db.002
  • __db.003
  • __db.004
  • __db.005
  • __db.006
  • db.log
  • debug.log
  • wallet.dat

The data, index and log files are used by Oracle Berkeley DB, the embedded key/value data store that Bitcoin uses.

See Also