PIVX Wallet out of sync and will not sync


#1

I downloaded today the PIVX wallet and it is not syncing at all. Stays out of sync all the time and no matter what I do (example go to wallet repair and choose re-sync) syncing does not start. In the meantime I transferred some coins to the wallet from Cryptopia and obviously these are not showing. I’m at a loss, and was wondering what I can do at this point. Also, I’m not a tech person so I will need simple solutions, if at all possible! Thanks in advance.


#2

Hi Shera,

probably your firewall or Antivirus is blocking the wallet. You should check that.
You could also use the Bootstrap to speed the sync up:

https://github.com/PIVX-Project/PIVX/releases/download/v3.0.5.1/pivx-chain-910000-bootstrap.dat.zip

To use the bootstrap all you have to do is:

  1. download and unzip the file
  2. Close your wallet (File > Exit)
  3. Delete the following folders: zerocoin, chainstate, blocks, sporks
  4. Place the extracted bootstrap file into your PIVX data directory (where the wallet.dat is found)

Here are some instructions where your PIVX data folder is located:
https://pivx.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/30000004664-where-are-my-wallet-dat-blockchain-and-configuration-conf-files-located-

Best regards,
Evan