Instructions for backing up the Siacoin wallet.

There is no backup option within the Siacoin walle that allows for backup of your Siacoin wallet and without securing this important information your Siacoin could be lost forever in the event that something happens to your data. So it’s worth taking a few minutes to backup and secure your wallet as described below.

Firstly Close the Siacoin wallet if is running.

Create a New Folder on your computers desktop or another place of your choice. Call the folder Siacoin Wallet Backup.

You should have a text file that you created when you first setup your wallet and it includes the wallet password, seed and a receiving address (if you setup using my guide). Copy this text file into your new Siacoin Backup folder.

Next we need to backup the actual files used for your wallet and they are saved in a hidden place on your computer.

Goto the folder located here C:/Users/(Computer Name)/AppData/Roaming/Sia-UI/sia/

Swap the Computer Name folder for your the name of your machine or your user name. In my case it’s Lee


The AppData folder is a hidden folder so you might need to change your viewing options to reveal the folder.

Inside the Sia-UI folder you will see a folder called Wallet, copy this folder and it’s contents to the Siacoin backup folder you created.


You can now save your Siacoin Wallet Backup folder to a place of your choice such as USB Drive or Cloud storage, however you should note that this folder is not secured and anyone with access could restore your wallet and gain access to your funds.

To secure my wallet backups I use WinRar which compresses the folder into a single file but it can also be used to password protect the files and cannot be un-compressed without the password.


After setting the password, click ok to create your Siacoin Wallet Backup.rar file. Once completed you can keep the .rar file and delete the source folder.

You now have a password protected Siacoin Wallet Backup.



Instructions on how to install, setup and use the basic functions of the Siacoin wallet.

Step1. Download the wallet from the official Siacoin Github Repo

Direct Download Link: Siacoin Wallet Windows 64bit


Extract the downloaded zip file to a folder of your choice. The downloads or Desktop folder for example.


Run the Siacoin program called Sia_UI.exe from within the folder you extracted to.


The Siacoin wallet will open, we need to allow it access through the windows Firewall

Tick the checkbox for allowing access to private networks and click the allow access button.



The wallet will start downloading the Blockchain and synchronize with the Siacoin network.

Click the Wallet Tab on the left hand side of the Siacoin wallet.

Click the green “Create New Siacoin Wallet” button on the main display area



Write down the long password that has been automatically generated for your Siacoin wallet.

I copied & pasted the password into a notepad text document and saved it.

Don’t forget this password! It cannot be recovered if its lost or forgotten.




Wait for your wallet to be unlocked and the wallet to synchronize.



Your wallet is now ready to receive and send Siacoin.

Step9. Receiving Siacoins

Click the receive Siacoin button in the top right hand corner of the wallet to reveal your own siacoin wallet address.

Use the address displayed in your wallet to receive Siacoins.

Here’s my address for example:


To receive coins into your wallet you need to provide your friend / exchange / whoever with your siacoin address and they can send siacoin to you using the address you have provided. Use can also use this address as a receiving address for mining software or mining pool payouts.


Step 10. Sending Siacoins

Hopefully you’ve now received your first Siacoins and have a Confirmed Balance as shown in the top left hand corner of the wallet.

Example:- Confirmed Balance: 100 SC

To send Siacoin to another person you will need their Siacoin wallet address, once you have their address click the Send Siacoin button from within the wallet program.

Enter the amount of Siacoin you want to send & the address you want to send it to. Use the shortcut keys ctrl + C to copy the address and ctrl + V to paste the address.

Click the Send button.


After clicking send your transaction will be sent to the network to be processed, you’ll see details of the transaction in the main transaction window.

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