I want to backup only the private key, not the full litecoin-qt wallet for the reason that the wallet can be used only with litecoin-qt client and if I have to use it after few years or on other machine, I do not want to wait the client to fully download the full blockchain.

Could anyone please let me know how to extract the private key from the wallet file?

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Go in the console and type : dumpprivkey litecoinaddress

Use the help if nessassary.

The console is in : Help\Debug Windows

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    and if there is passphrase for the wallet, type the following cmd before it: walletpassphrase <your_pass_phrase> – ghalways Jan 21 '14 at 3:47

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