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I have a client/wallet on a work machine of which I cannot control the proxy and allow the client to synchronise properly. Before I knew this however, I sent coins to the wallet. How do migrate this wallet to my home machine, so I can receive the transaction?

I am using Bitcoin-Qt.

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Copy the wallet.dat onto another machine, put it in the appropriate folder and either sync your Bitcoin from the Genesis Block with the network, or run it with -rescan option.

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    -rescan is probably unnecessary. According to sipa, from a certain version (much earlier than what the OP is using) the wallet.dat file keeps track of which is the latest block it knows, and automatically rescans from that point onward. – Meni Rosenfeld May 11 '12 at 10:07
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    Since 0.3.21, in fact (april 2011). – Pieter Wuille May 11 '12 at 10:18

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