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Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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Help retrieving my old wallet

So i made my first bitcoin wallet with multibit a long time ago and it didn't require wallet words to create the wallet (aka i don't have wallet words for that wallet). I do however have the wallet ...
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I am unable to sync with the network because I have too little disk space

I downloaded Bîtcoin Core on a laptop without knowing it takes up a lot of space and my laptop has only 128 GB disk space. It keeps saying "low disk space" so it won't sync. I sent lots of bitcoins ...
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Unsure where to look

Here is an odd situation, I believe. I THINK I created a Bitcoin account many years ago. It seems there was a site that gave bitcoin to people who signed up. It was just a few. My sister sent me a ...
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Which derivation paths are used by the Abra wallet?

Abra have stated in a reddit comment that their non-custodial HD wallet uses custom derivation paths to convert the user's BIP39 mnemonic seed into cryptocurrency address/key pairs. Has anyone figured ...
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Recovering a wallet from a lost device onto newly bought device

Please, in case my device get lost, broken, or abundoned, what can I do to recover my lost wallet address with my bitcoins onto my new device?
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How to retrieve Trezor wallet with recovery seed?

I've been at this for days now without finding the links to click on. I have a Trezor wallet that I bought years ago. It has some bitcoins on it. I have the recovery seed, but I lost the pin. From ...
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Store Bitcoins offline

I have some bitcoins and ether at Blockchain.info and I am really scared of losing them. How do I best secure them? Right now I have a paper with the code to restore my wallet, but my coins are still ...
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Help! I Synced an empty JAXX wallet over one that had funds in it

I got a new phone and tried to snyc my Jaxx Wallet with my old phone, because they were both Samsung S5's I downloaded the Jaxx wallet on my new phone and tried to sync it with the old one, the ...
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Is there any way to recover a bitcoin private key using some parts of the key ?

I have a bitcoin wallets private key , but it's incomplete like you can say it's 70% of the private key , there is some alphanumeric missing for the middle of the key , is there anyway to recover it ...
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Restore Block.io multisig wallet in Electrum

I've exported my private keys from Block.io. They're compressed WIF keys (starting with L...). Additionally I've got the following data from Block.io: Address type: P2SH (obviously) Redeem script ...
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Help! I've sent ltc to bcc address

I've been stupid.. I've sent ltc's from one wallet (litebit) to a bcc address from my other wallet (btc.com) by mistake. The btc.com wallet only supports BTC and BCC The address is ...
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Old blockchain info wallet password lost

I have a very very long time not used my blockchain info account (it is from before blockchain info has new version) and I forgot my password + my second password, but I find this saved data from my ...
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Recover Wallet password (MultiBit Classic Version : 0.5.14) MAC

Back in 2013 my parents bought 2 BTC, put a password on the wallet and haven't touched it sense. I am 80% sure I have the password correct, but no luck. But they were smart enough to back up all of ...
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18 word mnemonic seed that contains words outside of BIP39 wordlist, struggling to recover BTC

I recently recovered a document containing information relating to some BTC I purchased in 2015. I only have: a passphrase/password, an 18 word mnemonic phrase(the majority of which are not in the ...
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Balance zero after recovering wallet from seed-phrase

I recently got help my some experts on how i can recover my wallet using my private key, so i went ahead and downloaded brd wallet and block chain, then proceeded to recover wallet in the first and ...
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Electrum 2.7.9 setup never went through the password and seed setup, now I can't send coins

I installed the Electrum 2.7.9 wallet and it never went through the password and seed setup. I ended up with a default standard wallet. I then uninstalled the Electrum wallet and then reinstalled it. ...
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what is type of wallet with 18 words seed?

1) I have 18 words seed spray inject... (18 worlds total) 2) And i have some password/secret key or private key GVzPYhu....... (35 letters total) What type of wallet and what crypto ...
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Old Wallet, Private key and known public address

This is the scenario I have an old wallet This wallet misses a transaction. This transaction was confirmed several times in 2014 I have the public address of that transaction If I ask to my friend ...
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Recover bitcoin wallet with old Private Key

about 3 years ago I created my bit coin wallet and purchased few bit coins. I have done couple transactions with my wallet paying for things I bought in the internet. I have no record of my wallet ...
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Lost my Bitcoin wallet and have only 11 out of 12 mnemonic seed phrase words. How can I get my Bitcoins?

I am new to the whole Bitcoin thing, and I am having my first attempt almost going sour. I lost where I created my wallet. I have my Bitcoin address and only 11 of my mnemonic seed phrase words (of 12)...
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funds in hd wallet

I have a doubt on HD wallets, I have generated a sequence of address. how to check the balance of each address or how we can look for balance. Did the amount move to the base address as like monero ...
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Would I be able to recover coins if Trezor went out of business?

I'm considering a Trezor wallet. I've read through their info about recovering if I lose the device or forget my PIN. What if the company were to go out of business. Would I still be able to recover ...
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Lost bitcoin because of deleted receiving wallet id

Is it possible to recover the bitcoin that was sent to a wallet that generated using payeer which I deleted on accident? The transaction also shows completed from the other wallet.
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How to remove password from encrypted wallet with password? [duplicate]

Without using dumpwallet nor dumpprivkey, is there a way to take an encrypted wallet and making it decrypted so it can be used without entering a password?
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How to restore wallet from 15-word seed mnemonic?

The wallet was created around Feb 2013, using unknown wallet software. All that is known is a passprase, and 15 words. I suspect the passphrase was used to encrypt the wallet, and is probably ...
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If a bitcoin wallet service provider terminates a users account, what happens to the funds?

A friend of mine has/had a bitcoin wallet service provided by an online marketplace. Sounds like he had some kind of disagreement with the site administrators and they terminated his account. At that ...
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Can I recover my own wallet from the public key? [duplicate]

I made a wallet years back. It has a good amount of Bitcoin then I wiped and sold my laptop. Now somehow I found my wallet address public key. Is it possible to get the private key somehow?
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16 word recovery phrase for blockchain wallet not working

I downloaded my blockchain wallet but now i forget the password and my recovery phrase is 16 word, so I tried them but they are not working. Can somebody please help me?
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Unsure order of 12 word mnemonic

I have a 12 word mnemonic but I'm unsure of the order, I know that the BIP39 mnemonics use a checksum, are there any tools I can use to re-order the 12 words correctly so that they pass the checksum?
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Question about modify Vanitygen

I follow the instruction on this post to create bitcoin address from given hex private key In vanitygen.c Replace EC_KEY_generate_key(pkey); with BIGNUM *res; BN_init(&start); ...
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How to restore my old wallet from address and privatekey?

Few years ago I created a bitcoin wallet. I did it with some command line util which generated bitcoin address from template. At the bottom of output util tells me to store this in private place. I ...
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Imported Multibit HD wallet into electrum - Bitcoins are gone!

I got locked out of my multibit HD wallet and couldn't restore it with the seed phrase (even though it said they're valid) so I installed electrum and used the seed words to import the wallet. It ...
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Login Problems with Greenaddress

I need help desperately! I am trying to get to BTC that is locked in a greenaddress wallet. I can log into the view only. When I put in the mneumonic & password, the system runs through ...
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How to generate recovery phrase from private key

I created a brain wallet with a non standard phrase. So I have that, the private and public keys. Now this wallet app wants a 12 word recovery phrase to set up the wallet. How can I convert what I ...
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Will reinstalling bitcoin core give me access to the previous wallet?

If I reinstall Bitcoin Core, will my previous bitcoin wallet still be accessible or will I get a new wallet? The previous wallet backup became corrupted. Will reinstalling give me back my old wallet ...
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Electron Cash wallet password not working!

I downloaded the wallet software from electroncash.org, version 2.9.4. I then transferred some Bitcoins from Coinbase using shapeshift to my new BCH wallet and after a few minutes, saw my tokens ...
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Is the unencrypted copy of the wallet still usable after a copy is encrypted?

My wallet is not protected with a password, I have a few receiving addresses generated and a some funds in it, then I make a copy of the wallet and I set a password on this one. Will the old ...
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Bitcoin Core Old Wallet.dat Vulnerability

Own a wallet.dat file from 2010-2011. Yesterday I saw there was a vulnerability which is makes attacking somewhat easier if your wallet is generated by old client and I'm pretty sure my wallet is ...
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I used the wallet out of sync and cannot find my adress

This is the first time I am buying BTC, I used my bitcoin core wallet out of sync to generate and address and then I shut down the PC after the full sync has been made. Now I cannot find the address ...
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Multibit Private Key Restore

I backed up my private key and restored it into a new copy of Multibit (difference machine). The import was successful but the public key address has not been updated with my previous address. I've ...
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does 24-word recovery seed recover just bitcoins or all coins?

I keep Bitcoins, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum (via My Ethereum Wallet) and Litecoins on a Trezor. Question 1: In the event that my Trezor is lost or destroyed, will my 24 word recovery ...
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How do I restore a wallet from a backup file in MultiBit HD when you have the words and cloud backup?

I have read this: How do I restore a wallet from a backup file in MultiBit HD? and have the words and mbhdxxxx.aes files in my cloud storage and the wallet password.... but the next button is not ...
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What is the best way to restore an old Multibit wallet to the new version (and also different OS)?

My files from Feb 2014 (on a dusty old usb) are as follows, all in a directory called MultiBit. directories: multibit.log (containing a log file) multibit-data, containing four backup directories ...
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I have the identifiers for my wallet, but I don't know how to access it

I am a cryptocurrency novice, so I apologize in advance if this question is too basic. About a year or so ago I created 2 bitcoin wallets and put a small amount of money in them. I forgot about them ...
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Trying to open an old bitcoin core wallet.dat file fails

I am trying to open an old (~2012) bitcoin core wallet.dat with a bitcoin.com wallet, and it says that my password is incorrect, although it works great on my bitcoin core wallet. Was there any ...
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How can I get back my bitcoin from a backup folder

I want to restore my bitcoin wallet which backup in 2013, I have the backup folder and a password(not secure words). Anyone know how to do?
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I have a old version of Bitcoin QT on Apple

Which I think is about 3 years plus old but it was on my old computer which died. I have now recovered the drive at the bitcoin-qt application but it won't run on my current computer either due to the ...
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Storage exceeded in middle of synch

A friend gave me a few bitcoins a number of years ago. Yesterday, I read an article about bitcoin and it reminded me I had some. I went online to check the value and to possibly spend them. I tried to ...
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Bitcoin Wallet for Android - permission denied decrypting the wallet backup file using OpenSSL

I've followed the advice found on the https://github.com/bitcoin-wallet/bitcoin-wallet/blob/master/wallet/README.recover.md, but I'm having issues decrypted a wallet backup file When I run below line ...