This is for Windows 10 users only.
I’ve recently had to install Daedalus Wallet v3.3.2. for the fourth time! I found that after taking roughly 3 hours to sync my wallet, it works. Closing the wallet and then opening sometime later, I always ended up with the “Connecting to network…” message. No further progress is made and I’m left frustrated and p!$$3d off
After some examination of how Daedalus stores it’s session information, I think that I have finally worked out how to fix this problem. It requires doing the following things:
Make sure that you close ALL programs including the Daedalus Wallet.
Start up Windows Explorer and enter %appdata% into the address bar. You should be taken to the main Windows ‘Roaming’ folder under your user AppData folder. Open the “Daedalus Mainnet” folder.
You should find the following list of files and folders:
PLEASE BACKUP ALL FILES AND FOLDERS TO A SEPARATE FOLDER FIRST
Delete the following folders from this directory (DO NOT DELETE ‘Chain’ or ‘Wallets’)
Network Persistent State
Now in the Windows Explorer address bar, type %temp% and press enter
Delete ALL files and folders that exist in the Temp folder. If it cannot delete certain files, just skip them.
Once all the above has been done, ensure that your computer clock is correctly synchronised with the internet Time servers. Usually Windows 10 is configured to auto-sync.
Finally, restart Daedalus Wallet. If all goes well, it should resync with the blockchain and load your wallet information into memory.
I have successfully tried this twice and it has worked both times.