I'm a newbie with Cardano. Anyone can tell me how to move the Daedalus blockchain data folder from AppData to another drive?

I want to keep my C-drive's space by moving DB to another drive.

2 Answers 2


First solution

After installing the wallet, look for the file called daedalus.bat inside Daedalus installation directory. Open it and change the following line:

-n --db-path ^

for anything like this:

-n "%APPDATA%\Daedalus\DB Wallet" ^

If you've already synced, move the ledger database to the new location.

Second solution

You can find the second solution here.

  • 1
    Sorry, I can't find the daedalus.bat file in my installation directory.
    – 3ORZ
    Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 11:11
  • C:\Program Files\Daedalus\daedalus.bat
    – Andy Jazz
    Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 11:14
  • Yes, there's no file in my dir.
    – 3ORZ
    Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 11:22
  • Updated my answer.
    – Andy Jazz
    Commented Nov 3, 2021 at 11:41

I'd use directory junction ( aka. Hard Link). Stop Daedalus, open and elevated command prompt and type:

mklink /J C:\Users\YOURUSER\AppData\Roaming\Daedalus D:\Daedalus

YOURUSER = Your Windows User running Daedalus

D:\Daedalus = Your path where you will store the Daedalus folder

In this way you don't have to modify any config file in Daedalus.

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