So I found my old mining wallet from 2012 that I earned some 0.5BTC on, but I'm having trouble accessing the file. I've tried following the instructions here (opening an old wallet.dat), but I'm running into an error using the pywallet program. It throws
File "pywallet.py", line 852 _p = 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFEFFFFFC2FL ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax
I've tried adding it into a new install of Bitcoin Core, but it appears as though I need to download the blockchain before it will scan my wallet as it isn't showing me any info about the wallet (like previous receiving address). Let me know if I can provide more information.