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I first installed Mist, which downloaded 23GB of blockchain data, and the deleted all the blockchain data and mist-related files.

Then, I installed the parity on my windows 10 machine. Within a 10 min, parity shows that chain data is synced. However, I cannot find any chain data on my PC. The remaining storage has not been changed. I cannot find the folders mentioned in this answer: Location of parity blockchain in Windows

I could send and receive ETH with parity. So, I guess the parity client does not download any chain data.

I was wondering whether my guess is correct or not. If it is getting the blockchain from the web, would it be safer option than the Mist?

Thanks.

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%LOCALAPPDATA%/Parity/Ethereum/chains/<network>

It was moved to this location from the original location of %APPDATA%/* because AppData/Roaming (which is where %APPDATA% points) is synced over the network on login/logout while AppData/Local (where %LOCALAPPDATA% points) is not.

  • Is that location configurable? I don't want to fill up the system SSD. – mikezter Oct 19 '17 at 12:37
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    Yes. The parity wiki has information on how to redirect the various folders. It does require a bit of manual work, it currently isn't possible to change via UI. – Micah Zoltu Oct 19 '17 at 16:17

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