I have an existing .wallet on my PC. I want to use this with MultiBit HD. Is it possible to use this wallet instead of creating a new one?

  • What software did you use to create the original .wallet file?
    – Nick ODell
    Nov 15, 2015 at 22:55

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This is because the two versions use two different types of key management systems.

Multibit HD is hierarchical deterministic key management. All keys generated can be recovered from a seed since the keys are generated deterministicly.

Older multibit clients used single key management where you could not recover all keys unless you had a back up of your wallet or private key.

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