I’ve been getting back into cryptocurrency lately, and I’ve found one of my old wallet.dat files with a very small amount of BTC. Unfortunately, I created a random password of characters and put it on a piece of paper, which I have lost by mistake. Is there any way I can send the Bitcoin to my other used wallet without the passphrase, such as by finding the private keys with PyWallet and using them? I’m using Bitcoin Core.

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No, you need the password to spend any money in the wallet.

The keys are encrypted with the password you provided.