How to create a new wallet

Using a hardware wallet? See these instructions here instead.

Looking to restore a wallet from seed or keys? See the instructions here instead.

If the wizard isn’t already open, go to File → New/Restore.

On the wizard, select Create new wallet.

On the next page, the wallet seed is shown. You may notice that the seed is shorter than other standard 25 word Monero seed. Feather uses Polyseed for 16 word seeds. To learn more about Polyseed and the benefits compared to 25 word seeds, see the information here.

The seed allows you to recover your funds in case you lose access to your wallet files. We recommend writing it down on a piece of paper that is stored securely. Do not save it to your computer or send it anywhere online.

Click next after you have verified that you have written down all words in the correct order.

In the Name field, type a name for your wallet. You may name the wallet whatever you want. Feather will automatically fill in a name that hasn’t already been used.

The Directory field shows the default location for the wallet files. We recommend leaving it as the default. If you want to store all files relative to the executable, follow the steps here to enable portable mode.

On the next page, choose a password to encrypt your wallet files with. It is recommended to use a strong password generated with a password manager, such as KeePassXC.

Click on Create/Open wallet to finish wallet creation.