Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

The process of recovering lost bitcoins or private keys from a wallet/backup

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Question about Multibit Core wallet - not sync

I hope you are alright. I asked you for help. I had the Multibit Core software wallet installed on my system and after a few years I now wanted to run and transfer my bitcoin balance. From the time ...
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I have a BIP39 seed but I cannot successfully recover the wallet on Electrum

Saw a photo of a screenshot I took and uploaded to Facebook 8 years ago, the address in the picture was this https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/19ScMXCyxoL1igxuw2LqRCtfdZb5WdQGJC and turns out ...
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Recoverybitcoins [closed]

There is a Polish website which promises recovery. The owner of this website (crypto-security.online) is Gerard Majchrzak from Warsaw. Is there somebody who has positive or negative experiences with ...
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Is it possible to recover a wallet from Address and Password?

I had an Electrum wallet on my laptop that broke, contrary to the usual "forgot my password" questions, I do have my password but I don't have the seed and the laptop is on repair and the ...
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Find 2 last words in the seed Trust Wallet [duplicate]

I have multi-account Trust wallet and 10 first words of seed from 12. Also i have binance smart chain adress from this wallet. Is there any tool to find last 2 words?
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2009-2011 digital wallets

Is there away to find digital wallets online from 2009-2011. With the wallet ID - 12 words - 64 private n public - bit address - hash - signature. - my friend who died left me to remember before he ...
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Recovering an Hierarchical Deterministic wallet

Does the use of an HD wallet (with BIP 32 and BIP 39) guarantee the possibility of its recovery in an HD wallet of any manufacturer, whether it's software or hardware? Or sometimes there are cases of ...
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Can't Access funds due to derivation path

I created a seed phrase and public key via the following Node.js code: const mnemonic = bip39.generateMnemonic() const seed = await bip39.mnemonicToSeed(mnemonic) const node = bip32.fromSeed(seed) ...
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Salvaging an old, incompatible wallet with bitcoind

I have an old wallet, created with a very old version of bitcoind, which I'm trying to access once again. I'm trying to understand the various issues that might be preventing me from seeing any ...
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Obtaining private key from mnemonic keywords

A customer of us can't remember which wallet he has used before (in 2014), but he still knows his public wallet address and als the 12 words for recovery. We have a choice of 3 different wallets which ...
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Crossing borders: security scheme ideas

More and more airports force you to decrypt your data, they will also dump your stuff keeping a backup. This could happen in just about any border you try to cross. It is only safe to expect this to ...
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What type of wallet support French seed-phrases?

been struggling to find wallet to restore it as it seems most wallets support only English.
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Triying to help grandpa recover his bitcoins [duplicate]

Back in 2013 my grandfather bought BTC. Wallet.dat file was lost most likely due to pc formatting. He would like to recover his wallet or bitcoins or whatever is possible I don't understand much about ...
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Wallet from 2011

dat in an old hard drive but it seems like its overwrited with some windows sh**. Is there any way to recover it or recover other data from the other files like debug.log or db, or addr?
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Bitcoin QT restore old wallet.dat - needed for Israel supreme court

Though I am sure it's probably not the first time you get this inquiry, I am pretty sure it has some unique characteristics. My name is Roy Arav. I am from Israel. In Israel, banks totally forbid ...
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Bitcoin Recovery wallet identification [duplicate]

I bought bitcoin a few years back before it was really in applications. My phone was destroyed and I dont really have any information to track where it was purchased from. Is there any apps or ...
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How to decrypt encrypted_privkey

Background how I got here: I have a very old wallet file in .dat format (from 2017) The backup is as far as I remember just a copy of the wallet file from bitcoin-core's ~/.bitcoin directory. I tried ...
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How to recover my Copay app

I cannot access my copay app because I forgot my PIN number. My app is locked with the PIN number. How can I recover it?
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Recovering dogecoin wallet [closed]

My brother and I had some dogecoins from way back. He reformatted his hard drive at least once, maybe twice. I have no hope in recovering them but I am going to try. People are telling me to not ...
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How to share your wallet key/seed in case you are hit by a bus

This very useful answer says: Share overlapping parts of your private-key or seed phrase with several family members with instructions on what to do if you are hit by a bus this afternoon. This ...
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how to see my private key bye decrypted wallet.dat [closed]

How to decrypted my wallet.dat (Yes, I know the password) so i can see my private key? if anyone can help there is 1 LTC for them
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I mistakenly sent BTC (Bitcoin) from Coinbase to BCD (Bitcoin Diamond) at my Atomic Wallet, can i get it back?

I put in a support ticket with Atomic Wallet and they provided me with the address where the funds are, but said they were not aware of a way to get the funds back. They directed me to ask the crypto ...
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Help to recover BTC

In 2013 i purchased some BTC. From the guy that sold me i have recieved some text and password. The text has 76 signs. Starts with AAQ and has + sign. Also has upper and lower case letters and numbers ...
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Unuseful backup

I know wallet.dat needs to do back up every time after I am going a transaction, 'because the backup will become unuseful. After what else cases do I need to do backup again? What cases do my last ...
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I have an old blockchain wallet and a .txt file of 43 words, but the site wants 12 words?

I have a wallet.aes.json file and a .txt file that contains 43 random words. They were both made within minutes of each other back in early 2014, and my confirmation emails from blockchain are also ...
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Why bother with 'account' in derivation path?

After lots of wallet testing, I'm thinking that only account level 0 should be used. Especially, when you consider restoring a wallet from the seed phrase. m / purpose' / coin_type' / account' / ...
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Recovery Words from ~2013 Wallet Contains 4 Invalid Words

I came across my wallet from 2013 on an old external hard drive along with info like the 12 recovery words, address, etc. I've tried recovering/importing it to a bunch of different wallets, but all of ...
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How do i recover a past bitcoin account? [duplicate]

I invested in bitcoin the 90's, but don't remember where the account is. How can I recover and see if I still have coins?
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BTC Treasure Hunt Volume 2

Similar to Whoiszo, I too am helping a friend locate a bitcoin treasure. In a period between 2010 and 2011 my friend owned a blackberry curve 8330. At the time she was into some online gambling and ...
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Adroid Blockchain wallet ver 4.0.12 recovery

Just repaired my old Android phone, with Blockchain wallet version 4.0.12. It is asking for either the four digit PIN or the password, which I have both forgotten. Is there any way to recover this now ...
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I lost my wallet, can someone just help me with my investigation?

Im from Argentina, living in Spain, so im sorry for me english. I will try to explain: Back in 2013, i had a butterfly equipment...i bought one to resell in Argentina, and i did mining like few months,...
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Recovering an old Multibit wallet file (76 characters long)

I have a wallet file from 2011 back when I used to play around with Bitcoin. I used an old version of Multibit which has since long been unavailable. My wallet looks like this: # KEEP YOUR PRIVATE ...
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Is it actually possible to secure your coins while also allowing access to "near and dear" when you die?

I have my wallet.dat files encrypted, stored on a computer which in turn is encrypted. All storage devices where the files are backed up to are also encrypted. I strongly doubt that any human could ...
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Unable to recover an old Android Bitcoin Wallet backup

So here's the thing. I have an old Bitcoin Wallet backup from 2015 that I'm trying to restore. However when I try to import it back into the android application, even though I'm 99.9%** sure I got the ...
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Is the secret seed number also the private number?

I purchased a bitcoin in 2014 from Coinbase. I received a long alphanumeric number. No private code or seed phrase. I received a 16-digit secret seed at a later date. Is the secret seed I received a ...
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I have lost my wallet, what can I do?

I used to be interested in Bitcoin a few years ago and have recently become aware of it again. I used to have a wallet back then. Given that many years have passed, what I remember is a bit fuzzy. ...
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I had a BTC wallet and had done some mining on my laptop a few years ago, now i can't find it

So, this is the situation.... I had a BTC wallet and had done some mining on my laptop a few years ago (my now EX wife thought it was a waste of time....lol), now I can't find it and can't open ...
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Keep getting non base-58 character error when trying to recover my old wallet. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?

Basically I made a purchase with bitcoins back in ~2014 and I remember that I had a little bit leftover. However all documentation I have is a file labelled wallet with a huge string of characters. ...
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I used to mine Bitcoin back in 2015/2016 but can't find my wallet now [duplicate]

It was on an old laptop that I got fixed. The laptop works but I don't remember my the app names of the wallet I used or the mining software. I tried searching for 'wallet.dat' and it didn't find ...
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Electrum on Android - where is wallet.dat hidden?

Does anyone knows where Electrum android app saves its wallet.dat on phone/sd memory? If such files exists is it possible to transfer it between phones? I have forgotten my seed words (and do not want ...
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How can I recover a electrum wallet with passphrase and keystore file?

Is there a way to recover a electrum wallet without the seed? I have the adress, passphrase and the wallet file. I tried restoring it but it asks for seed/ master key. I don't have those? Is there ...
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Bitcoin recovery possible from some kind of private key?

back in 2012 I've acquired a small amount of bitcoins, which as far as I remember I saved in a wallet on instantwallet. I wasn't following what was happening with the bitcoin until I listened lately ...
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File structure of wallet.dat

I have a corrupted wallet.dat that is unreadable by pywallet and db5.3-util. Having a look in the corrupted wallet in a hex editor, its easy to find the plaintext pubkeys. Is the structure of the dat ...
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Verify that WIF corresponds with bip32 extended public key

I have a bip38 encrypted private key that I lost the password to, and I have its corresponding extended public key. I want to brute force passwords as I have an idea of what it might be, but I need to ...
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Recovering 2 of 2 multisig HD Wallet with bip38 encrypted private key

I have been trying to figure out if it is possible to restore my wallet with the current information I have. The wallet is a 2 of 2 multisignature HD wallet The first key is Bip38 and requires a ...
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Old Electrum wallet, encoded text document and non-functional seeds

I am trying to recover an old Electrum wallet that I used to use to buy "things" in college, circa 2016 or so. I remember having 10 to 30 dollars left in it back then that I never thought ...
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How to recover Bitcoin files from 2011 that were erased using the Gutmann method

Всем доброго времени суток. С 2011 года на жестком диске хранился файл блок биткойн с наградой в 50 btc. Супруга по не знанию о криптовалюте удалила несколько папок включая и папку с файлом биткойн. ...
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Old wallet.dat from 2016 with some btc not confirmed or in mempool

So I backed up a my bitcoin core wallet on an external drive back in 2016 and installed a new OS. I didn't really check on the wallet until recently and am having a bit of trouble getting the coins ...
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Need to find bitcoin wallet circa 2015

During this bitcoin boom I remember going to a bitcoin event and the host had me open a wallet and used an ATM to deposit $1 in it. I dug through my old photos and I took a screenshot of my passphrase ...
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How to recover blockchain.info wallet from 12-word passphrase and password

I have a 12 word passphrase and password from blockchain.info. Trouble is that I can't remember the email I used. Is there a way to retrieve the email with these two pieces of information?

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