I'm kind of mystified. Bitmonerod says it's up to date. I don't see anything in my monero folder that looks like a blockchain. I also searched, using the windows file explorer, for all files bigger than 128MB and didn't find anything. I'm running Windows 10.

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On Windows the blockchain is stored in C:\ProgramData\bitmonero\lmdb. It's a hidden folder, but if you simply copy paste aforementioned path into your Windows explorer it will go to it. The folder contains your blockchain (data.mdb).

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    Thanks..Windows search is weird. Any way to change where this is being stored? Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 19:01
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    Launch bitmonero from the command line with the --data-dir path/to/your/blockchain argument. Thus, if you want to store your blockchain in D:\Monero it would become --data-dir D:\Monero. To reiterate, make sure you launch bitmonerod from the command line. This option won't work if bitmonerod is already launched.
    – dEBRUYNE
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 19:03
  • dEBRYUNE has it right. I came here looking for where it was because when syncing the block chain it tanks my c: drive, which tanks everything else on my computer. So a little tip for anyone else looking for this for the same reason I was, you can move it to another drive by using the mklink command. I put it on a ssd, now I can use my computer again. Thought a little more info might help.
    – 00meat
    Commented Jan 14, 2018 at 5:58
  • 2018 sidenote, a more extensive guide to move the blockchain to a custom directory without losing the process: monero.stackexchange.com/questions/7225/…
    – dEBRUYNE
    Commented Jan 14, 2018 at 10:42
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    @FyodorGlebov ~/.bitmonero | Note that, by default, this directory is hidden. On Mac OS X, you can typically use CMD+SHIFT+DOT to unhide directories.
    – dEBRUYNE
    Commented Jan 15, 2018 at 9:08

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