How to Open multibit.wallet?

multibit.wallet is the default wallet file created by Multibit Classic when it is launched for the first time. Multibit Classic is a Bitcoin wallet that was popular in the beginning of the 2010s, but it has been abandoned since then. Should you have this file in your computer or in one of your backups, you should check if it contains Bitcoins!

If you don’t have Multibit Classic on your computer, the first step is to download it. You can do so by reading my article “Where to Download Multibit Classic?” Once Multibit Classic is installed, open it. In the menu, click on File and on Open Wallet.

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You will be prompted to select a file. Choose multibit.wallet. If you are asked for a password, enter it. If you have forgotten your password, [read my article on how to recover your Multibit wallet] (/en/posts/how-to-recover-multibit-wallet/).

If your multibit.wallet file does contain Bitcoins, congratulations! Now, you need to transfer them to a more modern software since Multibit Classic is not maintained anymore. This can be done by exporting your private keys from Multibit to another software. I recommend Electrum.

How to find multibit.wallet?

The location of the multibit.wallet file depends on your operating system. By default, you can find it at the following paths:

  • On Windows: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\MultiBit or C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\MultiBit
  • On Mac OS: /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/MultiBit

In the MultiBit folder, you might find other files that end with the .wallet extension. I suggest you try to open them to see if they contain Bitcoins.