I looked everywhere and couldn't find where KDE Wallet information is stored. I would like to back it up but kwallet-query and kwalletcli doesn't seem to be able to export everything. Anyone has any idea?

PS.: I know that KDE Wallet Manager can export the database but that would be through the GUI. I'm looking for something that can be automated.

  • Hi, kwalletcli author here: the KWallet API does not have a method to export, unfortunately. I looked for it some time ago but it is a very bare-minimum API.
    – mirabilos
    Commented Oct 21, 2023 at 0:57

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It seems that wallet files are stored inside $XDG_DATA_HOME/kwalletd which defaults to $HOME/.local/share/kwalletd.

  • That’s interesting. I don’t have the env variable $XDG_DATA_HOME but I have a kdewallet.kwl in that folder. I will try restoring it on another machine and if all goes well I back up that folder. Thanks Commented Mar 3, 2021 at 17:02

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