First launch

Once you start DeuterCoin Wallet, it will automatically create your new address and start synchronizing with the network.

It is highly recommended that you encrypt your new wallet with a password. Leaving the wallet unprotected makes it vulnerable in case your system is compromised.

To encrypt your wallet, choose “Settings” menu and then “Encrypt wallet”.

DeuterCoin Wallet files

DeuterCoin Wallet introduces several new files stored in the standard DeuterCoin folder:

Windows: C:\Users\%user_name%\AppData\Roaming\deuter\
OSX/Linux: ~/.deuter/

The most commonly used files are the following:

  • deuter.wallet – a default wallet keys file that is created on the first startup of DeuterCoin wallet and gives access to your fresh DeuterCoin address.
  • wallet.log – a log file for the node that is running inside DeuterCoin Wallet.

Wallet file format

Unlike DeuterCoin Reference Client, DeuterCoin Wallet uses .wallet files instead of legacy .keys files to store your private keys for each wallet.

DeuterCoin Wallet is able to import .keys files (with the existing password), but it will create a .wallet file for further operations.