Yesterday someone transfer by accident some btc to my old address not used since 6 months. I knew i deleted all this, but last spent hour I was able to find my walltet. So I installed bitcoin core, few months before it looked different but ok, and replaced my walltet.dat , then when I launch it, it says : scanning, and then it starts but there is no any receiving address, can I somehow restore it ?

  • With what did you replace your wallet.dat? If there is no private key or wallet left, it is gone. Don't you have a copy on a USB drive and forgot about it?
    – Mathias711
    May 4, 2014 at 7:48
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    Go to the debug console in Bitcoin Core, and type 'validateaddress [address]'. If it says 'ismine : true', the wallet considers that address its own (which may be the case even without it being listed as a receive address). May 4, 2014 at 8:27

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Unless you have your private key, you will not be able to access that address.


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