I am using geth on test network and I have wallet with test ETH there. Is there some step-by-step instruction how to migrate from geth to parity?
I didn't manage to find a way how to

  • a) select TEST-NET
  • b) import my geth account, this is all I have found in the interface:

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I have mist installed on my Windows 7 machine.

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parity should have automatically detected your account(s), but you can also import the .json files that geth creates. I believe the wallets in Windows live in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Ethereum\Keystore (someone please correct me if I'm wrong; I don't use Windows). You may need to store the wallet as a decrypted file temporarily if parity does not support importing encrypted .json accounts. If you're not already using full disk encryption, I recommend creating a RAM disk to store the keys to prevent leaking key information.

You can select the chain parity uses using the --chain option. From the parity help:

  --chain CHAIN                    Specify the blockchain type. CHAIN may be either a
                                   JSON chain specification file or olympic, frontier,
                                   homestead, mainnet, morden, ropsten, classic, expanse,
                                   testnet, kovan or dev (default: foundation).

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