I have retrieved the private key (bitcoin wallet) that I had stored somewhere a couple of years ago. Now I am trying to load it to bitcoin core but doesn't seem to work.

Stored the key into wallet.dat inside /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin and tried rescanning it, but doesn't seem to work /Applications/Bitcoin-Qt.app/Contents/MacOS/Bitcoin-Qt -rescan

Any sort of assistance would be highly appreciated.

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    Does this answer your question? How can I import a private key into a pruned node?
    – user103136
    Oct 13, 2021 at 5:12
  • Close Bitcoin Core, move the wallet into the wallets sub dir inside the Bitcoin Application Support dir, boot Bitcoin Core, ask it to load the wallet, it will complain that there is no BerkeleyDB support.
    – Mercedes
    Oct 13, 2021 at 18:30


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