I have an Bitcoin QT v0.8.5-beta wallet (downloaded in 2013) which it seems that I now have sucsessfully upgraded to the latest Bitcoin Core wallet. The Bitcoin QT wallet did not disappear with the upgrade, and now I also got the Bitcoin Core Testnet wallet that automatically followed the Bitcoin Core wallet upgrade.
About 1/15 of the blockchain is now downloadet in the wallets, and I bought half a bitcoin in 2013 that I do not have catched in in my wallet yet. So I plan to download an Electrum wallet, and then import the private keys from the Bitcoin Core wallet, to the Electrum wallet, so I faster can get my half an bitcoin.
The Core wallet has now, for some hours, reindexed blocs on disc, so I think I should wait until that is ready.
My Bitcoin Core wallet is encrypted with a password, So should I decrypt the wallet before exporting the keys? The problem then is then that I can not find a place in the Bitcoin Core wallet to quit the password, but only change the password.
And is it a problem that I do not have catched in the whole blockchain yet to the Core wallet before exporting the keys?
Should I export the keys from the Core wallet, or should I import the keys from the Electrum wallet, and where in the right wallet do I find the option?
Other problems a Newbie like me can stumble upon at this project?