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I have recently purchased some ETC (ethereum classic tokens). I wanted to stored them in Parity. I have installed the Parity (Homestead?-same). Then I tried to convert to ETC chain by CD>parity--chain classic.

I get the message "Parity is not recognised as an internal or external commands operable program or batch file". What should I do? As I am new I appreciate very much if you can give me a step by step guide. Thank you.

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Try the following:

"C:\Program Files\Ethcore\Parity\parity.exe" --chain classic

If that doesn't work.

If the above doesn't work it means that Parity is installed in a none-default location, and we need to find it.

Step 1:

Open the Windows Start pannel:

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Step 2

Type "Parity" into the search bar.

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Step 3

Right click the file named Parity and click "Open file location"

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Step 4

The folder in which Parity is installed will appear.

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Step 5

Click in the top part of the folder screen where the location of the file is displayed. Then press Ctrl + C

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Step 6

Open your command line interface (CLI)

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Step 7

Right click on your CLI and press "Paste"

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Step 8

The location of your parity installation will appear in the CLI

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Step 9

Then complete the location by typing parity.exe --chain classic after the text you have just pasted into the CLI.

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  • Hi Samuel. Thank you for your reply. However, "C:\Program files.....--chain classic" is not or cannot be located in my computer. What should i do next? Was there any problem during my downloading or installing? – goh Mar 22 '17 at 4:15
  • I've updated my answer, to show you how to find the parity installation if it is present on your machine. – Samuel Hawksby-Robinson Mar 22 '17 at 11:10
  • Hi Samuel. I followed your instructions and the location is : C:\Users\Acer\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools OR C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Ethcore. Still the same problem appears even with the addition "Parity.....--chain classic". Thank you. – goh Mar 23 '17 at 2:35
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On Windows it is parity.exe, please note the file extension. So try:

parity.exe --chain classic

In your command prompt.

  • Hi . Thank you for your reply. However, "C:\Program files.....--chain classic" is not or cannot be located in my computer. What should i do next? Was there any problem during my downloading or installing? – goh Mar 22 '17 at 4:16
  • Which path did you install Parity in? The default path is C:\Program Files\Ethcore\Parity\parity.exe – Waqar Lim Mar 22 '17 at 9:25

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