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How exactly does -rescan work?

-rescan is a command line argument that is passed to the bitcoin client after restoring wallet.dat from backup. Which files get recalculated? Which files does the rescan command read? Why is it a ...
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How can I import a private key into a pruned node?

I am trying to restore my Bitcoin Core wallet, but I only have the private key and passphrase, I don't have a wallet.dat file. I tried using importprivkey privatekey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx which gave ...
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What exactly did `Bitcoin-Qt -rescan -reindex` do?

I spent a ton of time today trying to get Bitcoin-Qt to sync using the bootstrap.dat file and could not get it to work. I found an answer on this forum saying to use: /Applications/
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How to debug a failed restore of a Namecoin wallet?

I bought some Namecoins a while back. With the upcoming Merged Mining patch, I reinstalled Namecoin on my newly formatted computer, copied my wallet.dat from my backup to the right folder, ...
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What to do about a "stuck" transaction?

I started the standard client with --rescan instead of -rescan after switching wallets and before synchronizing with the latest blockchain, and made an going transaction. This transaction got "stuck",...
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