How do I delete my wallet and start over?
For safety reasons, the keys to your Exodus wallet are stored in a location on your computer that is separate from the wallet program's data. This design decision allows users to upgrade easily, and makes it difficult for new users to accidentally remove those important files from their computer.
If you would like to uninstall Exodus, or erase your wallet and start over, you can follow these steps.
Locate the data folder containing your digital asset keys and wallet data on your computer. The data directory is located in different places depending on if you are on a PC, Mac or Linux.
- Mac: Open the Exodus menu and follow this path: Developer > Data Folder > Open Data Folder
- Alternatively, you can also get here by opening finder and pressing Command + Shift + G. Copy and Paste this into the Go To Folder text field: ~/Library/Application Support/Exodus
- Windows: You can also access the folder from the Exodus wallet by opening the developer menu and following this path: Developer > Data Folder > Open Data Folder. Alternatively, you can follow the path C: > Users > YOUR-USERNAME > AppData > Roaming > Exodus
- Windows users may need to show hidden files to access this folder. Here's how to open the developer menu.
- Linux: home > YOUR-USERNAME > .config > Exodus. Linux users may need to show hidden files to access this folder. On most Linux platforms you can turn on hidden files by typing Control + H
Close Exodus and remove this folder. Once this folder is removed, opening Exodus should lead straight to the portfolio page and there will be no funds in there.
If your goal was just to delete your wallet either because you have already restored it on a new computer or maybe because it was compromised, you can at this point uninstall/delete the Exodus application altogether. But if your goal is to start over on the same computer, then follow these next 2 steps instead:
- Download the latest version of Exodus from https://www.exodus.io/download/
- Launch Exodus and you will now have a brand new wallet. This wallet has new private keys and a new 12-word phrase, so if you begin to use this new wallet, be sure that you complete the backup process again because you will have a new 12-word recovery phrase. If you deleted your wallet to secure it from a hack or phishing theft, you're now secure and ready to send any remaining funds back into Exodus.