I have the original version of Bitcoin-qt and have been trying to update as I cant access my wallet. It has been running for weeks but when my internet drops out, the process starts again. I there anyone in the Brisbane region who could assist sorting this out ? Below are the details of the software

Bitcoin Core version v0.11.1 (32-bit)

Copyright (C) 2009-2015 The Bitcoin Core Developers

This is experimental software.

Distributed under the MIT software license, see the accompanying file COPYING or http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php.

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit https://www.openssl.org/ and cryptographic software written by Eric Young and UPnP software written by Thomas Bernard.

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    Save a wallet backup, install a newer version, drop a copy of your wallet backup inside, try running the newer version.
    – Mercedes
    Jan 3, 2023 at 11:05

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According to https://bitcoincore.org/en/releases/23.0/

How to Upgrade

If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes in some cases), then run the installer (on Windows) or just copy over /Applications/Bitcoin-Qt (on Mac) or bitcoind/bitcoin-qt (on Linux).

Upgrading directly from a version of Bitcoin Core that has reached its EOL is possible, but it might take some time if the data directory needs to be migrated. Old wallet versions of Bitcoin Core are generally supported.

I would definitely make a wallet backup before doing this. At the least, make a copy of wallet.dat on a different computer and double check that it is a good copy (e.g. run a checksum program on it and compare with a checksum of the original).

  • Thank you, I will see how I go
    – jex hed
    Jan 14, 2023 at 19:59

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