Is it possible the file is corrupt? The file size is 96kb. I just spend 2 weeks downloading Bitcoin Core, and when I replaced the wallet file in there with the wallet.dat file I saved on my computer a couple years ago, and then restarted Bitcoin Core, no luck! It still tells me I have 0 bitcoins. Also, I regrettably took someone's advice to empty my %APPDATA%\BITCOIN file (when placing my wallet.dat into it), and now it looks like Bitcoin Core is making me download the entire damn ledger again!! Please help me out here. If I can actually get this bitcoin, I will paypal 100 dollars to the person who figures it out for me.

  • "Because blockchain.info says so" - for which address? Are you sure that address is in your wallet? If you delete your blockchain it will need to download it again. – Pieter Wuille Dec 9 '17 at 20:27
  • So you delete your wallet.dat? – Petr Dec 9 '17 at 20:28
  • How would I confirm that that address is in my wallet? Like I said, I do have the wallet.dat file on hand. (Thanks for the help, by the way, Pieter!) – Max Dec 9 '17 at 20:50
  • No- I deleted the wallet file that was in the Bitcoin Core program that I downloaded... then I inserted my wallet.dat file into that location (%APPDATA%\BITCOIN) – Max Dec 9 '17 at 20:56
  • In other words, I definitely still have my wallet.dat file. – Max Dec 9 '17 at 20:58

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