The current BitcoinPlus wallet requires the entire BitcoinPlus blockchain to be downloaded to your computer. This allows your computer to mine rewards using Proof of Stake. The current size of the BitcoinPlus blockchain is around 500 MB. The BitcoinPlus wallet downloads the blockchain from other open BitcoinPlus Wallets. This initial downloading and syncing of the blockchain can take several hours. Once downloaded, each subsequent opening of your BitcoinPlus Wallet will only require the part of the blockchain created since you last closed your wallet to be downloaded. 

You can send and receive BitcoinPlus to your wallet before the entire blockchain is downloaded however it will not show up until your BitcoinPlus Wallet is synced. 

Occasionally during the blockchain syncing process errors can occur. Sometimes the blockchain database can become corrupt. Especially if the BitcoinPlus Wallet was shut down unexpectedly. If you are having issues opening your BitcoinPlus wallet, 99% of the time this will be due to a corrupt database. Sometimes we may need to delete the database so that the BitcoinPlus Wallet can start again. 

A large part of BitcoinPlus code is based on Bitcoin. The location of the Data Directory for BitcoinPlus is therefore the same as Bitcoin.


Go to Start -> Run (or press WinKey+R) and run this:


Bitcoin's data folder will open. For most users, this is the following locations:

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application data\bitcoinplus (XP)

C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\bitcoinplus (Vista and 7,8,10)

"AppData" and "Application data" are hidden by default.


By default BitcoinPlus will put its data here:


You need to do a "ls -a" to see directories that start with a dot.

If that's not it, you can do a search like this:

find / -name wallet.dat -print 2>/dev/null


By default BitcoinPlus will put its data here:

~/Library/Application Support/bitcoinplus/

Once you have located the data directory you need to be extremely careful not to delete the file called wallet.dat. Especially if you have sent coins to your BitcoinPlus Wallet.

The image below is taken from a Windows Installation. 

At this point the preffered way forward here is to backup your wallet.dat. You can do this by copy/pasting the file to a secure location on your computer/USB/CD. 

Then you can delete the entire folder and simply replace the wallet.dat file at a later time.  

If you don't want to backup your wallet.dat then you can delete ALL other files/folders apart from wallet.dat. Just remember, wallet.dat is the file that contains your private keys. If you lose/delete this file you will LOSE your coins. 

Once you have deleted the data files, restart the BitcoinPlus Wallet. The wallet will need to download the entire blockchain again so be prepared to wait a few hours before being able to view all your transactions. 

Sep 9, 2017 By xbcadmin