How To Mine Litecoins On Windows

How To Mine Litecoins On Windows

Setting up a miner on a Windows machine can be hard, if you are not very tech savvy. In this guide I will explain step by step how you can set up a miner for the online cryptocurrency Litecoin. If you still couldn’t get the Litecoin miner to work, then please drop a comment on the bottom of this page, and I will answer it as fast as possible.

Downloading The Litecoin Miner

The Litecoin miner we will use in this tutorial is called Litecoin-Qt. This mining client can be downloaded from the official Github page. If your Windows installation is 32 bits, download the win32 version, and if it is 64 bits, you can download the win64 version. You need to download the .zip folder, and create a new folder on your desktop which you call “LTC”. Extract the files from your downloaded .zip folder, to the LTC folder on your desktop. After you have done that, it is time to download the binary’s for the mining client. Go to this page, and download the binary which matches your operating system (32 or 64 bits). Extract the .zip file in your LTC folder, in the same directory that your Litecoin-Qt client is stored.

Now go to a stable working pool, which is quite popular. I can highly recommend you Create an account, and put in your wallet ID on your account to make sure you are the one receiving the Litecoins. Example of a wallet ID: LiTakTnY9Qv71GqQbpGpEbN39e5aQyqLGX

Setup Litecoin Miner

Open up your mining client, and go to the tab “mining”. You can see a few options, and I advice you to set them as follows. The first thing you need to do is to switch “Solo Mining” to “Pool Mining”. Then it is advicable to put the threads on 4, and the scantime also to 4. If you use as your mining pool, insert the following details (Example details below).

Server: (european users need to use Port: 6332 Worker name: bitcoinboard.1 Password: 12345

Click on “Start mining”, and you should see see some output after a few minutes. On the bottom right corner of your mining client, the Mining symbol will light up, and you can hover over that symbol with your mouse to see at which hashrate your miner is going.


  1. It says [14:29:19] – Miner failed to start. Make sure you have the minerd executable and libraries in the same directory as Litecoin-Qt.
    Any help would be appreciated

    • Move the Binary’s you have downloaded from Github into the same folder your Litecoin-Qt.exe file is stored.

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