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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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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 ...
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Problems restoring wallet

First of all .. yes im stupid. Now .. I had some BTC a few years ago. Thought I had kept it safe, now I seem to have reinstalled the OS on that PC and wiped profile folder. I looked around for a ...
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find my bitcoin

Again. I am not sure what to do and need help. Thank You for helping me. I have a paper receipt from a kiosk (atm) that says I purchased bitcoin. It is hard to read due to sitting. I was able to get ...
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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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I have my 12 word bip39 phrase but not in the right order

I have my 12 word phrase, but when i enter it in a wallet, it brings up an empty wallet, so i think i probably wrote it down in the wrong order. What can i do to recover my wallet?
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jaxx wallett problem and jaxx customer service is terrible

so my friend sent me bit coin to my Jaxx wallet it shows in the spendable section but it does not show in the bitcoin wallett. I have contacted Jaxx and did what they said was to reset the catche and ...
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Sent BTC to Jaxx Wallet Never Received [closed]

A friend suggested I use Jaxx Wallet so I downloaded the software and sent my BTC using their QR Code from Coinbase. Looking back, I should've left it where it was! It never arrived. I also sent LTC ...
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Coins sent without downloading the full wallet

i sent bit-connect tokens to my desktop wallet and now i cant seem to see them can you please help me it says on the block explorer that it is already there but the network is updated. after that ...
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How to tell if a file is a Bitcoin wallet?

This question is very similar to this one ("Identifying wallet file among soup of recovered .dat files"), but slightly different. I ran photorec and ended up with a bunch of files. Per this answer, I ...
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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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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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Lose wallet access

how to detect the name of the wallet used with the address based on the address.I lost the smartphone.there the transfer of coin to my wallet address but I can not access the wallet caused by the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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BTC recovery from registration details without wallet.dat [closed]

I started mining march 2009, i remember registering. is there any way to get my BTC back from the registration process? I know you need the wallet.dat and the password or key to access the BTC, but is ...
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Password recovery

I have an classic Multibit wallet, but I don't remember the password. I do have 12 words that I wrote down. Is there any way I can open my wallet?
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Is it possible that one knows how much BTC is in wallet.dat without knowing password?

Someone says that he or she wants to sell his or her wallet.dat which seems to contain a lot of BTC. He shows screenshot of wallet software containing many BTCs. He says that when I place wallet.dat ...
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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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“wallet corrupt salvage failed” Error. Help with pywallet

I have an old wallet from 2013 with some BTC in it possibly. I have guesses for what the passphrase could be but not 100% sure on it. Everything I find online is to use pywallet but I unfortunately am ...
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Recovering My BitCoin Core Account/Wallet

My name is Patrick and I need assistance recovering my account. My brother sent me some bitcoin to my bitcoin core wallet. I am unable to access this due to my laptop becoming infected with a virus ...
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Desperate need of help - Face ID stopped working on blockchain wallet app and I don't remember password [closed]

First of all, apologies if this is the wrong forum for this. I've contacted blockchain support and twice all I have gotten was a standard form response that says they cannot reset passwords, which is ...
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Seed restore from one wallet to another

Researching about restore walletS using seeds, I have one question: I have 1 Jaxx wallet and the seed assigned to it. Then, let´s say that I find another wallet that I like more, that supports the ...
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I must have written my 24 seed words incorrectly, options?

I have 24 seed words for a wallet (greenaddress), and also had access to that wallet with a simple passphrase on my machine. I wrote down two backups of the seed words which are identical, yet I must ...
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Lost Private Keys

I have this old wallet which has funds in it. I was a bit out of business and went out of town. I recently try to create get back but poor me I miss place my credentials lucky I was able to fine my ...
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Recovering funds after I lost my wallet.dat

I have received the bitcoin way back in 2013 in Bitcoin Core. At that time I don't know about the importance of wallet.dat - I have formatted my hard disk and install Bitcoin Core again in 2017 but ...