I was trying to transfer some bitcoins from my bitcoin core wallet to another online wallet. I did this transaction like 3 weeks ago. and I think I have lowered too much the fees. The transaction was showing in my wallet as "unconfirmed" with 0 nodes.

Reading few messages on this forum I have used the -zapwallettxes option, and now the transaction is no longer showing in the transaction list. but at the same time my wallet is now empty.

Have I lost forever those bitcoins ?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Even though you've deleted the transaction from your wallet, online explorers still probably have it. You can look up your recent wallet addresses in e.g. mempool.space and see if you can find the transaction and its status. (I'm assuming it's still unconfirmed, because otherwise your wallet should start showing it again.)

  • How can I look for my transaction if is not listed within bitcoin Core ? and assuming I can found it, how can I revert it if is not confirmed ? Nov 25, 2023 at 18:42
  • Bitcoin Core should still have your addresses, if you look them up in an online explorer it should lead you to the transaction itself. Nov 25, 2023 at 23:30
  • As planned, I can find the transaction on mempool, it is unconfirmed... and stuck there for weeks now. Can I increase the fee ? can I cancel the transaction ? I need that amount ... please help... Nov 28, 2023 at 9:10
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