Importing the Monero Blockchain from an outside source

Importing the Blockchain to Monero GUI wallet (Windows)

Step 1

Download the Current bootstrap from; you can skip this step if you are importing the Blockchain from another source.

Step 2

Find the path of your Monero wallet (the folder where you extracted your wallet). For example mine is:


Your path may be different depending on where you decided to download your wallet and what version of the Monero wallet you have.

Step 3

Find the path of your downloaded Blockchain for example mine was:


Yours might be different depending on where you downloaded the Blockchain to.

Step 4

Open a Command Prompt window. You can do this by pressing the Windows key + R, and then typing in the popup box CMD

Step 5

Now you need to navigate using the CMD window to the path of your Monero wallet. You can do this by typing:


It should look something like:

cd D:\monero-gui-

If your Monero wallet is on another drive you can use DriveLetter: for example if your Monero wallet was on your D drive then before using the cd command you would do D:

Step 6

Now type in your command prompt window:

monero-blockchain-import --verify 1 --input-file C:\YOUR\BLOCKCHAIN\FILE\PATH\HERE

For example I would type :

monero-blockchain-import --verify 1 --input-file C:\Users\KeeJef\Downloads\blockchain.raw

If you downloaded the Blockchain from a trusted, reputable source you may set verify 0 this will reduce the amount of time to sync the Blockchain.

Step 7

After the Blockchain has finished syncing up you can open your Monero wallet normally. Your downloaded blockchain.raw can be deleted.

Author: Kee Jefferys