Deleting Desktop Wallet Chain Data

Deleting Ether-1 chain usually resolves wallets not syncing or not connecting to the network.

Multiple users have reported their Ether-1 wallets have stop syncing. Usually the reason behind this is a corrupted chain. Users can easily remedy this by following this guide to delete the chain data and resync their wallets. Doing this will force the wallets to download a full, healthy version of the Ether-1 blockchain.

Regardless of whether you use the original Ether-1 desktop wallet for Windows or the new wallet by @Taegus, the location of the chain data is the same as well as the process of clearing it.

Windows

Step 1 - Locate Chain Data Folder

Before beginning this process, make absolutely sure you don't have the Ether-1 wallet running. The surest way to ensure it is to reboot your computer and start with the steps below.

Locate the lightchaindata folder. By default this will be located in C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Ether1\geth

Replace [username] with the name of the user you're currently logged in as. The username will show up on the top-left of the start menu.

Example lightchaindata folder found within the Ether1\geth folder

Step 2 - Delete Lightchaindata

Delete the folder lightchaindata. This will clear the blockchain and enable you to resync your wallet.

DO NOT DELETE ANY OTHER FILES BESIDES ''LIGHTCHAINDATA''

DOING SO MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF ACCESS TO YOUR ETHO.

Step 3 - Launch the Ether-1 Wallet

Relaunch your Ether 1 wallet. You will not need to enter any keys, but it may take a while depending on your computing setup.

macOS

Step 1 - Locate Chaindata Folder

Before beginning this process, make absolutely sure you don't have the Ether-1 wallet running. The surest way to ensure it is to reboot your computer and start with the steps below.

Locate the chaindata folder. By default this will be located in

~/Library/Ether1/geth/chaindata

Open a Finder window and navigate to Go > Go To Folder on the menu bar at the top

In the address bar input the location highlighted above in gray

Example chaindata folder found within the ~/Library/Ether1/geth/chaindata folder

Step 2 - Delete Chaindata Contents

Select all objects within the chaindata folder and delete them.

Step 3 - Launch the Ether-1 Wallet

Relaunch your Ether 1 wallet. You will not need to enter any keys, but it may take a while depending on your computing setup.

Original content provided by Ether-1 discord community member @almightyrosenberg#3994