Software: Ubuntu on Virtual Box

I created test account in geth terminal (rinkeby network), i.e., but I am not finding keystore, or json file in


Please assist

can someone point me in the right direction

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Did you specify the datadir parameter (eg, geth --datadir "your directory" account new) where you are storing the chaindata? If you didn't specify a datadir parameter so it's probably in the default geth location. The datadir parameter is different to the ipcpath parameter. Or you could run a search on your computer for directory names "chaindata" or "keystore" .

  • No, I didn't. This is first I am hearing of --datadir
    – Marium
    Nov 25, 2019 at 15:44
  • check my updated answer.
    – mzaidi
    Nov 25, 2019 at 15:45
  • ok let me try ....
    – Marium
    Nov 25, 2019 at 15:47
  • Ahhh, your answer helps ..... I'm gonna start over (teaching myself this fascinating technology!)
    – Marium
    Nov 25, 2019 at 17:57

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