I have an Android wallet key and I want to load it onto my windows desktop. I am using Bitcoin-Qt, but i dont see an import option anywhere. How can this be done?
The backup file produced by the Android Bitcoin app is a text file containing lines of the form
The first field is the private key. This can be imported into bitcoin-qt using the
importprivkey command. Choose "Help > Debug window", go to the "Console" tab, and enter:
where you paste in the private key from the file. bitcoin-qt will be unresponsive for several minutes while it searches the blockchain for existing transactions involving the new address; this is normal.
This guide was the only one that worked for me. My encypted backup file didn't had the mentioned format, and other guides that explained how to export the nmonic seed didn't work either with wallets like electrum or electron cash, but the exported private key as described here did:
Please follow the documentation here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_to_import_private_keys_v7%2B