Back in 2011 when bitcoin started to make the news, I created a wallet and let it run for a bit (no pun intended). It almost fried my computer so I stopped. In the process, I think I remember I mined 0.05 BTC. Before deleting the app from my Mac, I've saved a file called
Today out of curiosity I googled the conversion rate and saw that 0.05BTC are worth about 45 USD.
What can I do to recover that file? I've opened a Coinbase account but I don't see anything about importing files. I'm on Mac OS, if it matters...
EDIT: I've now installed Bitcoin-Qt. I've replaced the wallet.dat file. It says
"wallet out of sync", balance = 0.05BT
It also says "synchronising network" but it's been 15 minutes and the progress bar barely seems to be at 1%.