Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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When importing a wallet from private key or seed phrase, how do you guess the correct address format?

I am building a bitcoin wallet. I can derive addresses using the derivation paths. How do I determine the derivation path for the seed when importing it?
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Retrieving bitcoin from old seed [closed]

In January 2016 I bought a bitcoin but I don't remember what program I used. I used the seed code and now I entered a wallet. However, it is empty. And it also says there haven't been any transactions ...
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How to recover bitcoin wallet from messed up seeds [duplicate]

I have a ledger nano s wallet that is broken , when i tried to recover wallet from 24 recovery word i got error that says the recovery phrase is incorrect, i think the place of some words is incorrect ...
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Is a 'seed phrase' independent of the type of wallet?

I have had a few things happen on my PC and for the moment can't directly call up my bitcoin in its old wallet. There are files from various wallets sitting in my home directory but before I try to ...
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Why does my wallet.dat file contain scripts starting with 0014?

I am trying recover coins from old (2012) wallet.dat. I don't know the addresses. So I dumped several wallet.dat files from Bitcoin Core. I have checked over 25,000 addresses which contain 0 BTC. ...
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How does the 12 keyword back phrase works and how does it allow the creation of infinite number wallet address across multiple cryptocoins?

I wonder how crypto wallet like BitPay works? They claim to be an offline wallet that you can back up with simply a 12 words phrase. Yet, they allow you to create an infinite number of wallets across ...
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How to best practice restoring a wallet in bitcoin core

I have a test wallet in bitcoin core that I want to play around with and get comfortable with before I move my btc from blockstream green wallet. I primarily use that wallet because so far it has been ...
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Recover the bitcoin using my bank account transaction details

I lost my wallet and i purchased using my internet banking and Is there possible way to recover my bitcoin using my bank account transaction.
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HD wallet lost my private keys?

I just had a computer crash, and when I restored the computer I upgraded from I think Bitcoin 0.17 to Bitcoin 0.19.1. The wallet was gone, so I restored an old copy of the wallet. It's an HD wallet. ...
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Saved bitcoin dat file, unfortunately converted to Adobe

Is there a way to convert back or what do I do? I would have thought that the old dat files would still be somewhere on my PC. I never put them in a wallet ( .1 BC) so it was just a bunch of files. ...
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Offline Bitcoin Wallet [closed]

I would like to have bitcoin and store them as safely as possible. I want bitcoin data to be stored on my disk -- I don't want to some online service to manage my wallet. I also would like to have ...
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Have 10 of 12 of my mnemonic along with the BTC address, how can i automate recovery?

So I wrote down my mnemonic on a piece of paper and somehow the last 2 words got ripped off and I cannot find where it went. I do have 10 out of the 12 word phrase still (along with the order, they ...
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Recovering an armory wallet from paper

Nice to meet you :) I'm struggling to recovering a relative old armory wallet (1.35 paper backup with 4 lines). Apparently there is an error in line one but check it up and rewrite it many times. No ...
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Does restoring wallet.dat require the same paths and configs in servers?

I have a Bitcoin core server (Server 1) which is working well. Now I am testing backing up and restoring its wallet on a new server (Server 2). Imagine that the server 1 has these configs: ...
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Cryptocurrency wallet passphrase 10 word?

I have a pass phrase with 10 words but can't remember what wallet I used, an every one I have tried is 12. Does anyone know ?
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For over 4 hours it says payment has not been transmitted yet

Been getting message for over 4 hours that says "This payment has not been transmitted yet. Wallet version 7.47. What do I do?
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how to move my Bitcoin core wallet to electrum while syncing

How do I move my btc qt wallet to electrum while syncing? Not address by address. Removed some addresses already but I'm still missing some coins. Don't understand the discrepancy. Any help would ...
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Question about running full node electrum wallet

can you please help: 1) How can you run a full node wallet with electrum? what do you need? Or please link me to an understandable guide for that 2) Do you have to be online always or can you set ...
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btc qt syncing but taking to long/dumpwallet debug console problems

Would like to transfer my btc qt wallet to electrum but having difficulties. My node is currently syncing Tried emptying out receiving addresses and was successful but there are still more coins in ...
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how do you transfer your Bitcoin core wallet while syncing?

I would like to transfer my btc wallet to an electrum wallet. Syncing is taking to long.
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Security trade-offs between centralized wallet system and a SPV wallet?

there are many wallets on the market. And I would appreciate if someone can clarify the key technical security advantages or disadvantages when using a SPV wallet vs a centralized wallet. I am ...
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Centralized wallet systems - which methods exist to circumvent a malicious wallet provider?

I have a question about centralized wallet providers. Before I ask, I provide you my definition of "centralized": In this context, I mean by "centralized" that a wallet is ...
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How to get the private keys out of old wallet.dat without syncing blockchain

I have old wallet.dat files of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Omnicore. My Bitcoin Cash wallet.dat has unbroadcasted transactions inside, so I am afraid that others might also have unbroadcasted ...
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find bip32 seed from transaction

Based on my bip32 word list, I have a list of about 100k seed phrases that pass checksum and am trying to figure out my actual seed. Earlier, I was derivign the xpub key and searching the blockchain ...
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When will I receive bitcoins

Today I sent bitcoin to my bitcoin core wallet. I used an address under recieve bitcoins. The transaction has been cleared on the blockchain for several hours but is not showing up in my wallet. ...
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Is lack of version number really a flaw of BIP39?

It seemed that BIP39 was often criticized as it lacks version number. However, wasn't BIP39 supposed to be universal, that "one single seed covers all purposes, one single seed backups everything"? ...
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Wallet Recovery with Bip39 Seed

From having a list of bip39 seeds, is there any way of recovering a wallet? In particular, I have a list of ~100 seeds--one of which is mine--and need an automate way of figuring out which is valid ...
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bip39 checksum python

Is there any Python package which will allow me to verify if the checksum of a bip39 mnemonic is valid? For instance, I have a 24-word bip39 mnemonic, and I might have made a mistake for one of the ...
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Needing to recover husband's bitcoin account

My husband passed away a few weeks ago and he had a bitcoin account. Is there any way that I can recover that and transfer it?
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If a user recovered data directory of LN node software with an old backup, what would happen? Would cooperative channel closing be possible?

As far as I know, the "Data Loss Protection" feature would just request the counterparty to unilaterally close the channel. I wonder if mutual closing is still possible, with old channel states? By ...
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Backup of a bitcoind wallet using the extended private masterkey only

If I understand correctly, bitcoind makes use of a extended private masterkey in order to deterministically generate private/public keys for a wallet. Using the dumpwallet command, I'm able to get ...
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Help recovering BitPay wallet Reward!

I had money sent to my wallet and couldn’t remember my encrypt password. I had my 12 word recovery phrase written down but it’s abbreviated. I deleted my wallet which I shouldn’t have done because I’...
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Automate Bip39 seed recovery

I recently was locked out of my Ledger NanoS when I forgot the pin code. Upon trying to reset from my recovery phrase I realized that I only have 23 of the 24 required words (not sure how it happened ...
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Restoring a Bitcoin Core wallet [duplicate]

I have a wallet.dat file from an old computer which was last accessed around February 23, 2012 which I need to restore into a newly installed Bitcoin Core program on a new computer. Can I just ...
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How to recover funds from a force-closed Lnd lightning channel?

I lost my Lnd channel backup in a boating accident, but I still have the mnemonic. I had one freshly opened channel to my own c-lightning node which has never been used. I force closed the channel ...
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Why does bitcoin-core wallet generate a new wallet during transaction? [duplicate]

I wonder why bitcoin-core wallet automatically generated a new wallet address during transactions. If you see this transaction, https://btc.com/...
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Wallet recovery history

My Blockchain Wallet Has Been Hacked By Recovery Words.and my wallet id changed How Can I Get Access To My Wallet Recovery History?
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My husband died, I have lots of codes and words… help

I will not post any of the codes here so please don't ask. So, my husband has a number of apps in a folder - Tronwallet Telegram Guildchat Coinbase Biance Google authenticator He kept going on ...
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Is the “recovery phrase” generated by a wallet app platform independent?

I recently started a wallet with Coinbase Wallet, and I was asked to backup a 12 word "recovery phrase" that is supposed to be able to recover my wallet in the event that I delete the app from my ...
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Can't decrypt bitcoin core wallet, did I made a backup at the wrong time?

I am confused on why my bitcoin core wallet password would not work. I am 90% sure I tried the right password(s). wallet has many receiving addresses (10 000), I generated them with Linux from ...
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Wallet recovery from seed phrase [duplicate]

How does a wallet become recovered based on a seed phrase? From what I understand, the seed phrase is another way of representing the private/public keys. Since address reuse is frowned upon, and we ...
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Help get specific address private key

I want to know if someone can help me with this situation: Two years ago I changed the password of my Bitcoin-Core wallet and forgot it. I sent my wallet.dat to some person, who claimed that will ...
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are checksums included in mnemonic seed phrases?

say i have 24 words. Out of those 24 words, is the 24th one the checksum. say i have: a1 b2 c3 d4 e5 f6 g7 h8 i9 j10 k11 l12 m13 n14 o15 p16 q17 r18 s19 t20 u21 v22 w23 x24 is x24 the checksum? or ...
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Used 12 word recovery seed phrase to restore wallet, then remembered my password to the old wallet

I can now log in using both the old wallet id and password for one, and the new wallet id and password for the other. Both wallets have the same funds from various crypto currencies. Is there a way to ...
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recovering wallet [duplicate]

0 I am not exactly sure what I need to do and I do not want to accidentally overwrite my disk. I may have already done so. After searching my web history I have found the BTC address that my BTC is ...
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How does Trezor recover all public keys from different blockchains?

I understand that the Trezor is a HD wallet, meaning private-public keys are generated through a deterministic, hierarchical expansion of the root seed. However, when I am in a process of recovering ...
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How do I restore use of my wallet.dat file, last used in 2013?

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 ...
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Recovery of a corrupted wallet

I have a very old wallet.dat that I've put into my .bitcoin folder. When trying to run bitcoind, the service stops giving the following error 2019-06-11T18:14:02Z Using wallet directory /home/nom/....
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Wallet no longer shows Bitcoin balance

I checked my wallet (Monarch wallet) about a week ago and I had a small amount of bitcoin in it. I looked at it again a few days ago and it had vanished. I tried recovery, uninstalled wallet and ...
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Can a BIP39 12-word mnemonic be used to restore a wallet through bitcoin-cli?

I could not find documentation on using a 12-word BIP39 Mnemonic to restore a wallet through bitcoin-cli. It seems that importprivkey might be the right RPC call but when I provide the 12 words, it ...

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