Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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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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Trying to remember email

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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Unable to decrypt wallet.wallet file

I have a wallet.wallet file that I think was created with Android bitcoin wallet or Multibit. It's base64 encoded. Putting it in a decoder, it gives me this information, redacted just in case: {"...
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Does my wallet.dat file contain all wallets?

I have backed up my wallet.dat file, but now I find myself wondering if bitcoin core stores all newly generated wallets in the same wallet.dat file. Of course this is after having accidentally deleted ...
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Bitcoin Wallet Empty after importing using key phrase

I've recently tried to recover my Bitcoin wallet after changing phones however after importing the wallet using the 12 word keyphrase my wallet is empty (there was Bitcoin in the before). I've scanned ...
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How can I check if my seed matches a BTC address?

I have a seed with 12 words from Coinbase Wallet. The derivation path is: Segwit Native (p2wpkh) m/84'/0'/0' BIP84. The first address generated seems to be wrong because it does not get generated ...
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Can i recover my bitcoin id with my names [closed]

Can I use my names to recover my bitcoin ID and account? I want to recover my bitcoin account but I don't remember anything about it. I want to use my names.
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How can I recover an Exodus Wallet with lost password?

Four years ago, I bought Bitcoin for my son. I bought this via Coinbase which I then transferred to an Exodus Wallet. I lost my Exodus password. I saved a string with 34 characters containing a ...
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Decrypting Bitcoin Core wallet with password that contains special characters

I have come across a Bitcoin Core wallet that uses a special character for the passphrase. When attempting to decrypt, it accepts the password but does not decrypt part of the keys. Is there a known ...
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Can not find or remember exchange

About 4 years ago i gave my son some BTC for his Birthday.... Trying to teach him a bit of financial responsibility..... he created a wallet, on an exchange i believe, i wasnt part of that, as i ...
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is there some one expert with the btc recovery tool?

trying to use btc recovery tool , installed every thing , python 2.7 and all the required pibs . followed tutorials . actually i need to find second password so am using the command i.e c:\python27\...
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I have a txt file labelled private key, inside is what i assume to be base64 string ending with =

I have a txt file labelled private key, inside is what i assume to be base64 string ending with =, is there any way I can access the wallet I assume this is the private key for?
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How to pass passphrase to BTCRecover?

I try to use BTCRecover, because I can not recover my old Copay app. All I have 12 word a BTC address passphrase (a good guess on it) Checking this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q65eqpf4gE ...
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BTC wallet: Missing the 4th word of my 12 word pass phrase [duplicate]

I wrote down my 12 word phrase on a couple of separate sheets. 1 of those got tossed out. have it all put together from the remaining shreds, and from memory. I am literally only missing the 4th word ...
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I opened 3 different with a single email but now I can’t find my bitcoin in any of it and I have my recovery but it keeps saying error

I can’t find my bitcoin in any of the three wallet I opened with a particular wallet. I have my 12 word phrase but it keeps saying error. Even when I logged in it says no activity
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Bitcoin Core recovery with Just Passphrase and Wallet ID

I have a wallet ID and my passphrase but I have lost access to my Wallet and Keys due to a fire. Is there a way for me to recover my Wallet? The Hard drive the Wallet was on was physically destroyed ...
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I have lost the ‘seed keys’ (password) to my Mycelium soft wallet (which is on my old iPhone)

I purchased Bitcoin several years go, it is on a ‘soft wallet’ (Mycelium is the name of the wallet) on an old I phone that is no longer used. Is this Bitcoin in any way recoverable?
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Recover $220 Million Worth of Bitcoin Locked in a Self Destructing Hard Drive

A NY Times article recently ran a story of Stefan Thomas who has $220 million worth of Bitcoin locked up in an encrypted hard drive: Stefan Thomas, a German-born programmer living in San Francisco, ...
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Recovering my old bitcoin wallet

As far as I can tell, my old bitcoin wallet got corrupted. It was created in Bitcoin Core in the 2014/2015s, and I'm trying to recover it. Bitcoin Core doesn't accept it anymore (and doesn't give an ...
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Is it safe to store seed phrases (private keys) in a bank vault?

If written on a piece of paper, would the recovery seed phrase or questions for accessing a collection of web wallets and hardware wallets be safe to keep in a mini vault drawer at the bank? Do bank ...
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can not access bitcoin in an address that belongs to a discontinued wallet, although i have the 12 word phrase?

I am still a Rookie regarding bitcoins and therefore apologize beforehand if I might use some words wrong. I started a bitcoin wallet through a provider some years ago and bought some bitcoin. The ...
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Recovered wallet does not contain imported address. How can I recover my funds?

I had a few transactions sitting in my imported address and not in my actual wallet (at that time I didn’t know I had to move the funds from the imported address to the main wallet). I only found out ...
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‘Forgot Wallet’

Transferred BTC from Crypto dot com app to blockchain dot com wallet. Somehow managed to “forget wallet” in blockchain. Have my 12 words and tried to recover but no luck. It was mentioned to me that ...
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How a new wallet knows balances locked in P2SH transactions?

If my old wallet created and submitted a P2SH TX to the blockchain, and I migrate to a completely different wallet, how can the new wallet detect that that UTXO belongs to me? Since the script is ...
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I have forgotten my Blockchain account password and 12 word recovery. I have the wallet id and password to the wallet. Can i get my funds back?

I have forgotten my Blockchain bitcoin account password and 12 word recovery(possibly didn't even create one). However I do have my wallet id and the password to the wallet. Is there a way to get the ...
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Recovering blockchain.com wallet [closed]

Kind of a long story, I'll try to be consice - Back in 2013 I've opened 2 wallets at blockchain.com (back then it was blockchain.info) and I have funds in both wallets. Tried to access the wallets ...
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Found old ?BIP39 phrase - how to restore wallet

I recently managed to recover what I believe to be a seed phrase for an old bitcoin wallet. I am, however, unsure what my next steps should be. Years ago, I used (if I can remember correctly) ...

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