I sent about $425 to an adress from my bitcoin-qt wallet and forgot to include a fee. So I googled and googled and waited around for 4 or 5 days for it to stop broadcasting but I get on my computer today to check my transaction on blockchain and its not found anymore. My bitcoin wallet is empty and on the transaction log its status is still "0/unconfirmed". What do I do to get my coins back?!

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Export the private key of the address with the stuck transaction, import the PK into something like Electrum, and transfer the entire balance to another of your addresses.

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    If the transaction didn't confirm, the funds never moved. Mar 14, 2014 at 2:54
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    Alright so I got the private key imported into Electrum and my history on electrum states that the bitcoins were recieved to the address and then sent to the address which I sent them to which still leaves me with 0 bitcoin balance in my electrum wallet. Are there any other suggestions?
    – 420blzit
    Mar 14, 2014 at 4:26
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    And the wallet that i sent the bitcoins to says that the bitcoins i sent are pending and have 0 confirmations.
    – 420blzit
    Mar 14, 2014 at 4:36
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    @David: I thought it might be a problem with bitcoin-qt not updating to remove the stuck transaction from its memory pool. Hence the advice to try to force a send from the same address using a different wallet (it's faster than a rescan). It sounds like the transaction is still hanging around in the memory pool of some relay nodes, even if blockchain.info has forgotten it. Try waiting a couple of days longer and see what happens. Mar 14, 2014 at 20:29
  • @420blzit, Is the problem still there?
    – Pacerier
    Feb 21, 2016 at 19:35

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