I'm restoring a wallet from a 25 word mnemonic, I have the block chain on my Mac already... (using GUI beta1).
The GUI seems to be "synchronising blocks"... looking at my network activity it seems to be redownloading the block chain, is this expected?
Can't it just use the copy I have already... FWIW there keys are on my desktop (rather than being in the same folder as the blockchain).
What's the issue?
It's really unusual - I moved the keys to the same folder as my main wallet. I can open my main wallet and it immediately recognises that the blockchain is up to date and shows 'Connected' and my balance.
Opening the other wallet that I requested was restored from the seed and my Macs fans kick in and it starts redownloading the blockchain...