Mousecoin Wallet Setup Guide
Having trouble getting your Mousecoin wallet set up?
Don’t Stress, we have you covered with our step-by-step Mousecoin Wallet Setup Guide
Whatever your reason for coming to this page, you should find everything you need to get you started in the Mousecoin Network. This guide will help you to, step-by-step, set up your very own Mousecoin wallet, and show you a few tricks to make your Mousecoin life easier.
NOTE: ALWAYS make sure you have backed up your wallet before doing anything, and regularly make sure that you back it up (particularly if there are wallet updates or you add new addresses)
Wallet Setup Guide for Windows
No matter what level of experience you have with crypto or Windows, setting up the Mousecoin wallet for Windows is actually quite simple.
To get your Mousecoin wallet up and running, simply follow these steps:
1. Download the MIC3 Wallet for Windows (which includes a blockchain snapshot*) HERE.
*The blockchain snapshot is simply a copy of the blockchain up to a certain date. Downloading this will mean that your wallet will sync with the network faster. This download also includes an updated list of nodes already in the wallet, which will allow for faster connection to more peers on the Mousecoin network. If you have no idea what any of this means, just know that it all combines to make your wallet setup quick and easy.
2. Set up your Mousecoin wallet folder
Now you have downloaded the Mousecoin wallet and blockchain snapshot, go to the folder where it was downloaded to. The downloaded file name will be MIC3-Snapshot.zip (pictured above). Right-click the folder and select “Extract All” from the menu that appears (shown below).
A window will open (shown below) asking you where to extract the files to, if left unchanged the files will be unzipped into a new folder in the same directory as the downloaded MIC3-Snapshot.zip file and will also be called MIC3-Snapshot. You can change this location to anything you desire though, as long as you know where it is.
Make sure that the “Show extracted files when complete” box is ticked and click on the “Extract” button. You should see a window pop up showing the extraction process, and when complete a new window will open displaying the un-zipped folder. In this guide as we didn’t change the location, the new (un-zipped) folder was created in the same folder as the downloaded zipped file, as pictured below.
Open the folder and you should see the following files contained within.
Now it’s time to run the wallet for the first time by double clicking on the Mic3-qt.exe file. This will start the wallet for the first time and this being the case, Windows may pop up a warning screen like this:
Don’t worry, this is normal. Simply click on the “More Info” underlined link, and the following window will appear:
Click on “Run Anyway” and this will start the wallet. If you have Windows Defender active you may also have an additional pop-up window asking you to allow the wallet through the firewall (as shown below). Just click on the “Allow Access” button and your wallet should start.
You should now have the Mousecoin Wallet window open and it should look something like this:
You will notice that the wallet is out of sync, and down the bottom right-hand side of the wallet window the network icon will show no connections. Don’t worry about any of this and close the wallet.
Now that you have run the Mousecoin wallet for the first time, a new folder called Mic3 will have been created with all of the wallet files (including you wallet.dat file) in it. This folder is created in the /AppData/Roaming/ folder of the user that was logged in during the initial setup. For example, if my user name was “Don”, location would be something like this: C:/Users/don/AppData/Roaming/Mic3/ Just replace don with your username and you should find the Mic3 Folder.
When you open the folder it should look something like this:
You will notice this folder has a file called wallet.dat (shown below), this is your wallet and you should ALWAYS have a backup of this. When you add an address or encrypt your wallet, this file changes and you will need to back it up again. For now, and as this is the first time the wallet has been run, create your first backup of this file (wallet.dat) right now. Simply copy and paste this file to a safe location like a usb drive or similar.
3. Update the files in your Mousecoin wallet folder
Now that you have a backup of your wallet, we are ready to update all of the blockchain files. To do this, select ALL the other files in your Mic3 (wallet) folder (but NOT the wallet.dat file), right-click and select “Delete”, as shown below. We will be replacing these files in the next step.
Go to the previously downloaded and unzipped folder, MIC3-Snapshot, and copy all of the files from this folder to the /AppData/Roaming/Mic3 folder where we just deleted the files in the step above. Once these files have finished copying your wallet folder should look like this:
4. The Finish Line
Finally, still in your wallet folder (/AppData/Roaming/Mic3), right-click on Mic3-qt.exe and select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut) as pictured below.
This will send a link to your desktop so you can easily start the Mousecoin wallet. Now you can close all of the windows and double-click on the Mic3-qt icon on the desktop to run the wallet. When it opens it should look something like this:
We try to keep the blockchain snapshot updated fairly regularly, but if your wallet still says it is syncing don’t worry, this should not take long. You will also notice that you should have almost immediate connection to the Mousecoin network, and should have a reasonably fast growing number of connections.
Congratulations! You now have a working Mousecoin wallet are helping to support the Mousecoin network!
If you would like to find out how to earn more Mousecoin simply by keeping your wallet open and maintaining a balance, check out our
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