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 +# Creating a wallet on Particl Desktop
  
 +<​lead>​
 +Whether you want to use [Particl Open Marketplace](learn:​market:​) or just receive and spend PART coins, you'll need a working wallet first
 +</​lead>​
 +
 +When you launch [Particl Desktop](tutorial:​particl-desktop:​) for the first time, you'll be prompted to create a new wallet. After all, without a working wallet, your Particl Desktop won't be very useful.
 +
 +If you already have a working wallet and want to create another one, you can easily do so by clicking on `+` icon in the left sidebar.
 +
 +
 +## Creating new wallet
 +
 +When creating new wallet, you'll be greeted with a **Create or restore wallet** setup wizard.
 +
 +- Click on `Create new wallet`
 +- Choose an encryption password for your wallet and click on `Continue`
 +
 +<callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​
 +**This password is going to encrypt your `wallet.dat` file**. You will need it each time you want to unlock your wallet and will also be required if you want to restore a backup of your wallet file.
 +</​callout>​
 +
 +<block group>
 +<block half column>
 +{{ :​tutorial:​market:​create-wallet-01.png?​direct |Create new wallet}}
 +</​block>​
 +<block half column>
 +{{ :​tutorial:​market:​create-wallet-02.png?​direct |Choose encryption password}}
 +</​block>​
 +</​block>​
 +
 +- Carefully note the Recovery Phrase somewhere safe and click on `Continue`
 +
 +<callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​
 +**This 24-word seed allows you to [restore your wallet](tutorial:​backup-restore-wallet)** without requiring the `wallet.dat` file nor your encryption password. [Keep this Recovery Phrase somewhere safe](tutorial:​passphrase-security).
 +</​callout>​
 +
 +- To ensure you've properly noted your Recovery Phrase, enter the missing words in the empty fields
 +
 +<block group>
 +<block half column>
 +{{ :​tutorial:​market:​create-wallet-03.png?​direct |Save your Recovery Phrase}}
 +</​block>​
 +<block half column>
 +{{ :​tutorial:​market:​create-wallet-04.png?​direct |Confirm you saved your Recovery Phrase}}
 +</​block>​
 +</​block>​
 +
 +- (Optional) Pick a [Recovery Password](tutorial:​good-password) and click on `Continue`
 +
 +<callout type="​warning"​ icon="​true">​
 +**This password encrypts your Recovery Phrase**. If you opt to add a password and lose it, your seed becomes unusable. This password prevents someone to have access to your funds if they find your Recovery Phrase, but if you forget about the password, you will permanently lose access to your funds. It is advised to leave this field empty if you are not experimented.
 +</​callout>​
 +
 +- Let Particl Desktop setup your wallet – this step shouldn’t take more than a few minutes
 +
 +<callout type="​info"​ icon="​true">​
 +**If the client gets stuck and does not progress** to the next step after more than 10 minutes, you can close and reopen it. This will give you access to your wallet, but you will need to manually generate public and private addresses by going to the receive tab and click on `New public/​private address`.
 +</​callout>​
 +
 +- Click on `Finish setup` to have access to your newly created wallet.
 +- Let the blockchain sync completely. You can track the progress by looking at the progress bar at the bottom left corner of the client.
 +
 +<block group>
 +<block half column>
 +{{ :​tutorial:​market:​create-wallet-06.png?​direct |Wait for setup to finish}}
 +</​block>​
 +<block half column>
 +{{ :​tutorial:​market:​create-wallet-07.png?​direct |Wait for blockchain to synchronize}}
 +</​block>​
 +</​block>​
 +
 +
 +## Verify your wallet was properly created
 +
 +Go to the **Receive** page and verify that you indeed have a public and a private address. If you don't, generate the addresses by clicking on `New public/​address address` in the respective tabs.
 +
 +Congratulations!
 +
 +Your new wallet in Particl Desktop has been successfully created. Now you can freely explore everything Particl has to offer!
 +
 +
 +
 +{{tag>​Particl-Desktop}}
 +
 +<well size="​sm">​
 +=== Related pages ===
 +{{topic>​Particl-Desktop}}
 +</​well>​
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