Sometimes wallet data can become corrupted, causing Daedalus wallet to stop working properly, but deleting and restoring all wallets can resolve these issues. This help article explains how to delete and restore wallet data on your machine. When deleting wallet data you should also delete any secrets data to ensure there are no data inconsistencies in Daedalus wallet.
Note: Deleting your wallet does not delete your ada. Your ada are stored on the blockchain, not on your machine.
Deleting the wallet folder will mean your local installation of Daedalus no longer knows about your wallet(s). You will need to restore all your wallet(s) to regain access to them, which will require the 12-word Daedalus wallet recovery phrase. If you do not have your 12-word Daedalus wallet recovery phrase you will lose all your ada.
See also: Recovery Phrase Validation
Deleting the Wallet-1.0 and the Secrets-1.0 folders
- Open the state directory
- Locate the Wallet-1.0-acid folder and delete it.
- Locate the Secrets-1.0 folder and delete it.
- Start Daedalus and allow it to sync.
- Restore your wallets