Multiple bank accounts don't work

Hi, i have multiple bank accounts in various countries, selecting and deselecting it does not work in Bisq, the only way is to delete one and force bisq to use the only remaining one.

But::: when i add the deleted account later again, it is handled as a new fresh unknown account with very low limits.

Is there a plan to fix this? Please get the account selection work and stick!


Hi @admin461 ,
If you launch Bisq from CLI, you can specify the userDataDir parameter.
> Bisq -userDataDir=dirForAccount1
> Bisq -userDataDir=dirForAccount2

This may not solve your issue immediately (you’ll get low limits),
but if you create a directory now for each account, it should work for long term.

Warning: there may be a better solution. I’m a bit surprised that select/deselect does not work.

If the solution I suggest doesn’t fit, please feel free to open an issue on

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Thanks for offering some solution/workaround…
I am on Ubuntu 18.10, what file do i need to edit with the userdata and accounts?
Here are the 2 files i think might be needed, please help
[desktop Entry]
Comment=The decentralized exchange network.

and Bisq.cfg




You don’t need to edit any file.
And better avoid doing that if you are not sure of what you do.

The Bisq data directory locations are :
Mac OSX: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Bisq
Linux: /home/username/.local/share/Bisq
Windows 7,8,10: C:\Documents and Settings\username\AppData\Roaming\Bisq
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Bisq

My suggestion is that, for your issue, if you are happy with some tuning (concerning eg account01) of your actual data directory, then, after closing, you duplicate (or just rename) the currently used data directory accordingly, and then use this directory when you want to use specifically this account01.

But I’m really surprised that selecting/deselecting accounts doesn’t work for you ?
Which Bisq version do you use ? with which OS ?

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Yes, I think this is a known issue with this version and that it will be fixed in next release.

As for recreating an old account and keeping the limits, you can do that by carrying over account age witness.

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Thank you all for your tips and insights, very much appreciated. I have now the temp workaround, and patiently wait for the final fix.
Thanks again