So I added a 25th word to my seed, forgot it, and am (after 6 months of on and off guessing) relegated to brute force (3rdIteration/btcrecover).

Succinct question: what derivation path should I specify in the --bip32-path argument?

  • Hardware: Original Trezor

  • Wallet creating software: Electrum in 2017

  • Wallet setup: 2o3

  • Wallet current software: Electrum in 2021

  • the mpks are known

Electrum 2021 shows:

  • script type, p2sh
  • cosigner 1 [HW] trezor1 m/45'/0
  • cosigner 2 [HW] trezor2 m/45'/0
  • cosigner 3 unknown unknown.
  • addresses, previous sends, balance (though maybe these are stored and not derived??)

I am trying to crack cosigner 2.

It is possible I copied the mpk from an old wallet so I am questioning the guarentee that m/45'/0 is the correct derivation path. This is a multisig wallet. In electrum the walletinfo pane lists a derivation path of m/45'/0. Is this a derivation path I can use to crack my xpriv > xpub? Or is this misleading me and is instead a derivation path from xpub x 3 > multisig addresses (in this case my xpriv > xpub path could be anything)?

I've gone through most of the character spaces which I think my passphrase could occupy so I am hoping I am doing something wrong or the transition from 2017 to 2021 electrum has introduced a variation I have missed.

Any tips on what to double check? Notably this post lists m/44'/0/

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    btcrecover command: python3 btcrecover.py --tokenlist tokenlist2.txt --mpk "xpub69XXX" --bip32-path "m/45'/0" --mnemonic "24 words verified to match my trezor --bip39"
    – nate
    Nov 26 '21 at 0:20

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