The Destkop Wallet for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux is a very safe way to store your TRF coins. The TRF wallet supports encrypting the wallet.dat file with a password. This provides several benefits. You can set a password before ever sending any TRF. It also protects your TRF coins if your computer was hacked, your Hard Disk gets damaged or the wallet.dat file was stolen. The attacker would need to crack your password in order to get access to your private key and steal your coins.
If you lose your passphrase you will also lose your coins!
To encrypt your wallet, click Settings > Encrypt Wallet. You will then be asked for a password.
Use a strong password that you will never forget.
Your wallet will now close to complete the encryption process. When you re-open your wallet it will be encrypted.
You should always have a back up of your wallet. Remember that your coins are stored in the blockchain and not on your computer. The wallet is a way to access them. The private key for this wallet is in the wallet.dat file. Make sure to save it in a safe place in order to recover your wallet in another PC. You do not need to create a new backup each time you send or receive the coins because remember, they are stored on the blockchain.
Go to File > Backup Wallet and save the wallet.dat file in a safe and secure location.
To restore your wallet backup to your current or a new computer simply copy the wallet.dat file you previously backed up to to the TRF data folder for your operating system. Once you re-open the wallet, you should see all of your coins!
That’s it! Securing, backing up, and restoring your wallet is an easy process. With encryption and backups, your coins should be always safe!