# Moving a device for the desktop app

DANGER

This operation is not recommended. This operation involves handling a device's private key (copying and moving) and therefore presents risks of compromise. Doing this operation is at your own risk.

In some cases, it may still be necessary to move a device. Feel free to contact the Seald team at support@seald.io to check if there's no other solution.

To perform this operation, you need to:

  1. close Seald on the old device;
  2. launch the Seald application on the new device to which you want to move the Seald account to, and exit once the installation wizard has started;
  3. copy the database files from the old device ;
  4. paste the database files into the new device, replacing the newly created files (backup — if present — and database/*.fdb);
  5. delete the database files from the old device to avoid issues between the two.

The location of the database directory varies between operating systems:

# On Windows

The database files consist of :

  • the database folder which is located at %APPDATA%\Seald\database, for example C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Seald\database;
  • the backup file which is located at %APPDATA%\Seald\backup, for example C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Seald\backup.

# On macOS

The database files consist of :

  • the database folder which is located at ~/Library/Application Support/Seald/database;
  • the backup file which is located at ~/Library/Application Support/Seald/backup.

# On Linux

The database files consist of :

  • the database folder which is located at ~/.config/Seald/database;
  • the backup file which is located at ~/.config/Seald/backup.