A wallet file, with the .json or .db3 extension, stores a reference to your NEO, GAS, and account information in a database. This file is very important and must be backed up securely.
Loss of either the wallet file or wallet password will result in the loss of your assets. Please ensure that the wallet file is securely stored and remember the wallet password.
Creating the wallet database
New Wallet Database.
Browseto select the wallet file storage location, and set the file name, and then click Save.
Re-Passwordand save your own password.
OKand the wallet is successfully created, which by default comes with a standard account.
Due to the role of change mechanism, the remainder of the assets is transferred to the first address by default. Thus, there is a need to back up the corresponding private key and wallet.
Viewing the wallet information
Right-click on the account and select
View Private Key to check the account information:
Address: The equivalent of a bank account or bank card number, used to receive assets during transactions.
Private key: A 256-bit random number, kept by the user and not known publicly. This represents the user account ownership and the ownership of the assets within the account.
Public key: Each private key has a matching public key (Note: Public key, and private key information can be viewed by right clicking on the address.)
At no point should the private key be disclosed to others. Once the private key is disclosed, it may result in the loss of your assets.
You can also do the following operations by right-clicking an address of the account:
|Create New Add.||Creates a new address in the wallet|
|Copy to Clipboard||Copies the address|
|Delete||Removes the address|
Clicking on the
Asset tab you can view the assets of the account, including Assets (NEO, GAS, the user-created assets), type, balance, and the issuer.
Clicking on the
Transaction History tab you can view all the transaction records associated with the wallet.
Opening the wallet database
Every time the client is re-opened, you need to click
open wallet databaseto select which wallet file to open, as the picture shows:
Browseto select the wallet (usually the default is the last open wallet)
Select one of the file format to open: NEP-6 (.json) or SQLite (.db3)
Clients earlier than Neo GUI v2.5.2 support only .db3 files.
Enter the password, and click
OKto enter the wallet.
If opening an old .db3 wallet, you need to choose whether to upgrade the wallet to the new NEP-6 format according to the prompted message.
After upgraded, the NEP-6 wallet can be shared among multiple clients, e.g. mobile, PC, or Web site. But it cannot be opened in the clients earlier than Neo GUI v2.5.2.
You can modify the wallet password.
After changing the password, please remember to backup wallet again as any previous wallet backups will not contain the new password.
Rebuild the wallet index
This option is used to restore errors in the client when an exception occurs. The Wallet Index may need to be rebuilt in the following cases:
- After the import of a private key.
- A transaction that has not been confirmed after a long time.
- The wallet assets show errors and blockchain data does not match.
- Switching between the main net and test net.
As the current block height is very high, rebuilding the wallet index can take several minutes. Please be patient.