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I have a btc backup wallet.dat file. I dumped the file with pywallet.py using python. I now have the wallet.txt showing all my addresses (Legacy) with their private keys in that wallet. So there are multiple addresses each with amounts of btc in them. Can i sweep or send btc from the addresses individually to another address/wallet like electrum? And will the rest if the addresses still be in my wallet then with their btc balances? How do i do this exactly?

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Can i sweep or send btc from the addresses individually to another address/wallet like electrum?

Yes, but you sweep the private keys not the addresses.

How do i do this exactly?

By following published guidance, such as that given on the Electrum unofficial guide:

See Electrum - sweeping private keys

  • To sweep your private keys you go to Wallet menu > Private keys > Sweep:
  • Then you enter your private keys one per line:
  • Your private keys need to be in Wallet Import Format (WIF) or mini private key format. These are standard formats for private keys.
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  • Ok great thank you. Just to be clear, can i sweep the private keys individually as my wallet holds more than one address with their priv keys. Will my wallet be compromised if i sweep them individually?
    – Diee
    Oct 25, 2023 at 10:58
  • I see no reason why you couldn't sweep one key at a time. The most prudent method would be to make backups of the wallets before sweeping and test recovery from the backups on separate devices. Oct 25, 2023 at 13:01

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