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I found a wallet.dat file in my backup folder, which I recall last using in 2013. I'm curious to see what the BTC contents are, which I recall being a really small fraction of BTC.

In any case, is there anything preventing me from just installing Bitcoin Core and replacing the default wallet.dat to recover my backed-up wallet? What is the recommended way to recover such an old wallet.dat file?

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In any case, is there anything preventing me from just installing Bitcoin Core and replacing the default wallet.dat to recover my backed-up wallet? What is the recommended way to recover such an old wallet.dat file?

You can do just that. In fact, that's exactly the way to restore a backup.

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