I've tried brute forcing it. Doesn't work.

0.02 BTC in the wallet.

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    No. Fortunately, there is no way to recover a password. Otherwise, it was not secure and someone else could have stolen your bitcoins. The best you can do is waiting a few days. Maybe you remember the password or you remember where you wrote it down. And for the case that you remember in 10 years -> don't delete your wallet.
    – hardfork
    Dec 22, 2017 at 18:44
  • If you could brute force it, someone else can. Unless you've had a revelation and remembered your passphrase, there is nothing you can do.
    – Monstrum
    Dec 22, 2017 at 23:28

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No. The whole point of strong encryption is that it is impossible to recover the data without the passphrase.

You can:

  • Keep trying to brute force (maybe with faster computers, or a better initial guess at the passphrase)

  • See if you have a backup of the wallet.dat file that isn't encrypted

  • Try really hard to remember

  • Give up, and resolve to be more careful with strong encryption next time.

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