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I didn't write down my bitcoin wallet code (that long alphanumeric number that was assigned to me) when I installed the software. How do I find it?

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Which Bitcoin client are you referring to? Do you mean a Bitcoin address? –  Pieter Wuille Jan 5 '13 at 23:27
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If you are using the Bitcoin-Qt client, then the address you might remember seeing is just the first address. You can see that address, and any others that you've added by clicking "Receive". [Edit: writing this from memory, without a Bitcoin-Qt client to know if I have the right name for the tab.]

If you are using a different client, the steps will vary.

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If you are talking about bitcoind, the command line client, it was likely just a suggested password for bitcoin.conf, so it doesn't really matter.

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