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Questions about converting wallets between different formats.

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Import wallet.dat into a new Bitcoin-Qt client

I had Bitcoin-Qt on my computer with several bitcoins in my wallet, using Vista. Then my computer crashed. Finally I was able to get my computer fixed and download a new version of Bitcoin-Qt. Now I ...
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How can I transfer a Bitcoin-qt wallet to Electrum?

I am switching from bitcoin-qt to Electrum, and it seems as if I will need to download the blockchain again. Can I copy and paste my wallet.dat into Electrum's files?
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What is the proper way to import a wallet from a file after removing it completely

Just wanted to ask a question about "importwallet" bitcoin-cli command. After starting my bitcoind daemon, created a wallet, protected with a passphrase and made a backup to a file: bitcoin-...
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Can I import my wallet from my bitcoin core for electrum? [duplicate]

Bitcoin-qt, now bitcoin core is insane. It consumes 40GB hard disk space. It hogs network. I am thinking of using Electrum or something like that. I want to use another bitcoin client. Electrum is ...
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Found my multibit.key file, what now?

I used BitCoin for the 1st and final time so far about 2-3 years ago. I thought I had lost my wallet but I found an old backup of my hard drive and it contains a file "multibit.key". I installed a ...
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Dumping private keys from wallet.dat from command line (pywallet.py alternatives)

I have somewhere in my hard disks some copies of old wallets which I need to analyse. My idea was importing them into blockchain.info, but to do that apparently you need to dump them with pywallet.py,...
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How to import my wallet?

I used to run bitcoin on Ubuntu and I have a wallet with 1 coin in it. I took a backup of my ~/.bitcoin directory which includes a wallet.dat file. Now I'm running on a mac, using the bitcoint-qt ...
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How do I import a Multibit HD wallet with seeds into Electrum?

I installed Electrum to replace the broken and intolerable Multibit HD. I entered my 18 seed words, but it wouldn't allow me to click Next. I clicked Options > BIP 39 and it enabled Next. It created ...
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How to import a HD wallet from an extended private key

I'd like to export a derived private key from my Electrum HD wallet, and use it as a HD wallet master key in a Mycelium wallet. I used bx to get the key like this (m/2'/0) (where m is the unencrypted ...
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How do I import my 12 Breadwallet seed words into Electrum?

When I write them into Electrum during the restore from seed box, the Next button is disabled.
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MultiBit with multiple addresses to Electrum

I have an old MultiBit Classic wallet, where I have received some BTC to two addresses (same wallet). When I import the private key from MultiBit (seems it's the compressed variant) to Electrum ...
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Import private key on multiple computers

I decided to make some custom addresses for personal use and I have two computers running bitcoin clients. I imported the private key of the wallet I generated to the wrong computer and then I ...
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How can I sign a bitcoin address that is on a paper wallet?

I have a bitcoin address that shows I held the BTC prior to December 2019. I need to verify this but as the address refers to a paper wallet I don't seem to be able to do so. If I move the coin to ...
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