I just realized that I have an old Electrum wallet with a small amount of Bitcoin. I'd like to claim the Bitcoin Cash, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do this. I do have the original wallet password & seed phrase. I've also transferred the associated Bitcoin to a new address.

According to the Electrum site, I shouldn't install Electrum Cash on the same computer as Electrum. Unfortunately I don't have another computer to work with. I do have an iPhone & a Trezor, but I haven't figured out how to sweep my Electrum address into one of those devices.

What are my options for recovering the Bitcoin Cash without installing Electrum Cash?

  • If you still have the seed of the electrum wallet, you could setup the trezor using that seed, then use it to send the bcash wherever you want. – Loreno Heer Aug 8 '17 at 22:52
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Easy steps :
1. Start up Electrum where your Bitcoin is.
2. Save the Wallet Private Key somewhere safe.
3. Move your Bitcoin to your Trezor or Ledger (you really should have a hardware cold wallet).
4. Now install ElectronCash from electroncash.org (it's fine on same PC)
5. Start up ElectronCash & login with SAME password as your Electrum.
6. You'll see the Bitcoin Cash sitting there.
7. Transfer Bitcoin Cash into Ledger or Trezor (using the Beta Trezor Wallet here : https://beta-wallet.trezor.io/)
8. You're all set.

Cheers!

Just did it. Easy Pezzy work. Copy the Seed/secret key from my electrum (original BTC) wallet and used it in "I already have a seed" option in electrum cash wallet. It will login and show you your remaining Bitcoin Cash.

Ps: I have Electrum and Electrum Cash wallets installed in the same PC. Didnt have any problem during transfer. I did transfer my original BTC to another wallet for safety. But i doubt i needed to do that coz i doubt any reply problem will occur since they are separate blockchains.

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