Like many people, I created a paper wallet on BitAddress.org for the first time a month ago. I chose to use BIP38 encryption like an idiot. I'm not sure if I typed in my password wrong, but I have entered every password I can think of to no avail. First off, why would this website not have a "confirm password" section, and 2nd, how in the heck am I supposed to retrieve my first purchase ever from this paper wallet if the passcode I believe I used, is not working? A keystroke of bad luck, is what that was! Any ideas? Is there any place I can send this just using a private encrypted key? Thanks! Us noobs. Need to be looked out for.
how in the heck am I supposed to retrieve my first purchase ever from this paper wallet if the passcode I believe I used, is not working?
Sadly, if you created a BIP38 paper wallet and lost the password, then your bitcoins are locked away forever. A password protected wallet would be kinda useless if there was a way to circumvent the password protection. With financial sovereignty comes responsibility, hopefully you only have a small amount locked away in that wallet.
If it was just a matter of one wrong keystroke, you can maybe look up some sort of password brute-forcing software online. This might end up being a fair bit of work, but it may be possible to recover your funds this way.
Best of luck.
If the password was not strong enough and has only few characters, you can try the below script to brute force: