# Which directory does monero-blockchain-import, by default, use to store the imported blockchain?

I am not sure if this makes sense or not. I was using an old version of the Monero GUI and I was stuck at block 140001. I thought it was a sycning problem so I downloaded the raw blockchain from getmonero. Then I followed these instructions

When I followed those instructions, my terminal gave me an error (after loading most of the blockchain) that there wasn't enough space to load the block chain on my computer. I check my HD and I had 9GB left. I started with 32GB. My GUI program was on my 32GB HD and the blockchain was located on a 2TB HD.

So now that I've updated my GUI to the newest version, it's syncing fine, but I still only have 9GB left on my Mac HD. Where do delete the files that were created during the failed bootstrapping?

Thanks for any help

This question basically pertains to where monero-blockchain-import stores the imported blockchain by default. monero-blockchain-import uses the following default directories to store the imported blockchain:

Windows:

C:\ProgramData\bitmonero\lmdb

Linux and Mac OS X:

~/.bitmonero/lmdb

Note that, by default, both C:\ProgramData\bitmonero\lmdb and ~/.bitmonero/lmdb are hidden directories. On Windows, you have to use the explorer to manually navigate to aforementioned directory. On Mac OS X, you can typically use cmd+shift+. to unhide directories. On Linux, you can typically use ctrl+H to unhide directories.

Where do delete the files that were created during the failed bootstrapping?

Thus, to delete redundant data, you should delete aforementioned directory.

monero-blockchain-import also allows one to import the blockchain to a custom data directory. This is done as follows:

Windows:

Open a new command prompt from the same directory as monero-blockchain-import.exe. This is done by first making sure your cursor isn't located on any of the files and subsequently doing SHIFT + right click. It will give you an option to "Open command window here". If you're using Windows 10, it'll, most likely, give you an option to open the Powershell.

Subsequently, type the following command in the command prompt:

monero-blockchain-import.exe --input-file path\to\blockchain.raw --data-dir path\to\preferred\data\directory


If that doesn't work in the Powershell, type:

.\monero-blockchain-import.exe --input-file path\to\blockchain.raw --data-dir path\to\preferred\data\directory


If that doesn't work either in the Powershell, type:

./monero-blockchain-import.exe --input-file path\to\blockchain.raw --data-dir path\to\preferred\data\directory


Linux and Mac OS X:

Open a new terminal from the same directory as monero-blockchain-import.

Sidenote: On Mac OS X, you probably can only open a terminal from the desktop. As a result, you have to use cd to navigate to the directory of monero-blockchain-import first. For example, if monero-blockchain-import is located in ~/Applications/monero-wallet-gui.app/Contents/MacOS you'd have to type cd ~/Applications/monero-wallet-gui.app/Contents/MacOS to ensure the terminal is in the proper directory.

Subsequently, type the following command in the terminal.

./monero-blockchain-import --input-file path/to/blockchain.raw --data-dir path/to/preferred/data/directory


Where do delete the files that were created during the failed bootstrapping?

Thus, if you used the --data-dir flag, you should delete the directory you specified to delete redundant data.