Run Ethereum Mist Wallet for Windows

This section describes how to run 'Ethereum Wallet' command to start Ethereum Mist.

After installing "Ethereum Mist for Windows", I started to run it in a command line window to check its version:

C:\>"\local\win-ia32-unpacked\Ethereum Wallet.exe" -v

[INFO] main - 0.9.3

Then I started to run it with default options:

C:\>"\local\win-ia32-unpacked\Ethereum Wallet.exe"

[INFO] main - Running in production mode: true
[INFO] EthereumNode - undefined 'fast' 'fast'
[INFO] EthereumNode - Defaults loaded: gethmain fast
[INFO] main - Starting in Wallet mode
[INFO] Db - Loading db: 
C:\Users\herong\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum Wallet\mist.lokidb
[INFO] Windows - Creating commonly-used windows
[INFO] Windows - Create secondary window: loading, owner: notset
[INFO] updateChecker - Check for update...
[INFO] Windows - Create primary window: main, owner: notset
[INFO] Windows - Create primary window: splash, owner: notset
[INFO] ipcCommunicator - Backend language set to:  en
[INFO] (ui: splashscreen) - Web3 already initialized, re-using provider.
[INFO] (ui: splashscreen) - Meteor startingup...
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Initializing...

[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Checking for new client binaries config from:
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - No "skippedNodeVersion.json" found.
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Initializing...

[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Resolving platform...
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Calculating possible clients...
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - 1 possible clients.
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Verifying status of all 1 possible clients...
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Verify Geth status ...
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Checking for Geth sanity check ...
[INFO] ClientBinaryManager - Checking sanity

You should see the Ethereum screen displaying messages about starting a new node and downloading blocks.

As of 2018, Ethereum has more than 5,000,000 transaction blocks. Ethereum Mist needs to download all of them, before it can start to serve an Ethereum Wallet.

So we have to wait for a long time to get Ethereum started.

Below is the "Ethereum Mist" screen downloading Ethereum blocks:

Ethereum Mist Warning on Download BlockChain
Ethereum Mist Warning on Download BlockChain

Last update: 2017.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Ethereum

 Ethereum Blockchain

Ethereum Mist Wallet

 What Is Ethereum Mist Wallet

 Download Ethereum Mist for Windows

Run Ethereum Mist Wallet for Windows

 Ethereum Mist Wallet Data File Location

 Ethereum Mist Wallet Command Options

 geth - Go Ethereum

 Testnet - Ropsten network

 Private Ethereum Network

 64-Bit "geth" for Private Ethereum Network

 Private Network with Custom Genesis Block

 Transferring Funds between Ether Accounts

 MetaMask - Browser Based Ethereum Wallet

 Managing Ethereum Account - Mining Ether with Browser


 PDF Printing Version