# 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.

WARNING

After moving the database, it is strongly recommended to delete it from the old device. You may also uninstall Seald if the app is no longer required.

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.