I created a ethereum wallet ages ago. However, I noticed when I open the ethereum wallet it does not prompt for a passphrase like alethone. Does this mean my keystore is not encrypted?


You only need to enter your passphrase when you want to transfer some ethers from your accounts / addresses.

Your encrypted keys will be stored in the following directories with one individual file for each account:

  • Mac: ~/Library/Ethereum/keystore
  • Linux: ~/.ethereum/keystore
  • Windows: %APPDATA%/Ethereum/keystore
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