While mucking about with Bitcoin a couple years ago, I setup a Bitcoin address and added a couple bitcoins.

I have the Bitcoin address and possibly a private key, but I cant remember how or where I set it up. Using blockchain I can see the wallet and its contents.

Is it possible to access the wallet and retrieve the coins?

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    Address only? No. Private key? Yes.
    – Tim S.
    Jan 30 '14 at 21:07

If you have a private key, you just need to import it into your client. After that you'll get access to your coins from the old wallet.

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