I have about 5 BTC stored in Wallets created under different versions of Bitcoin, all encrypted with multiple backups. I downloaded latest Client and it doesn't work with the wallets, I've gone back to an earlier client and it works ok. I assume there have been changes over the past year or so.
I don't have time to figure this all out and try out which Older client works with which backup wallet so I can send my few BTCs to a Brainwallet address and dump the old wallets.
Can I assume that because they are in wallets with backups, encrypted etc that the coins are safe and I just need to go through the trouble of recovering them. I've heard about pywallet and have tried manually dumping the private keys so I can transfer the coins but so far no luck, it's all Greek to me.
Can I assume the coins are safe (providing the wallets are not iredeemably corrupted, and that one day soon, when I have time I should be able to recover them.