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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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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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“Inspect the TREZORs memory with an electron microscope” documentation bug?

TREZORs documentation about the device being stolen and then examined by an election microscope says: In the end, the bitcoins will be gone already because the original owner will have changed ...
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20 word seed phrase

Approximately 3.5 years ago I backed up some Lite Coins with a crypto wallet. I don't remember which one and now I want to restore the .dat file that I have on disk. I tried Electrum but the seed ...
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How to recover blockchain wallet on iPhone with address & PIN?

My iPhone crashed and I lost access to blockchain app. I have my savings in that wallet which I can't access anymore. Is there anyway I can recover my previous wallet? I have the transaction history ...
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Recover old ufasoft coin wallet from a wallet.db file

I found a wallet.db on my computer which was used with the Ufasoft Coin application. Of course I want to see if there is anything left in this wallet so I downloaded the Ufasoft software from some ...
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How can Electrum restore a wallet?

I've some questions about the technique of storing and restoring a wallet using Electrum. I found out that Electrum stored a file on my PC. This file has my wallet's name so I think this file ...
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Restore Wallet From Jaxx to Coinomi: ETH missing (but BTC and LTC are fine)

I have some BTC, ETH and LTC in a wallet created with Jaxx, but I want to use Coinomi instead. I downloaded Coinomi and chose Restore Wallet and entered my 12 words. My BTC and my LTC popped right up, ...
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Is the seed everything I need to recreate a wallet?

During creation of my wallet, I was given a list of 12 words ("the seed") that I scribbled somewhere. Let's assume that I lose all my storage, everything related to my wallet -- except for the seed. ...
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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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Can I retrieve missing Bitcoins that failed to process as Wallet is corrupt?

I have been using an old wallet until last year - Bitcoin Version v0.8.5-beta. QT Version 4.8.3. I stopped using it as it has become corrupt. I had made several transactions that were not successful ...
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Cold storage, transferable to hardware wallet

As far as I understand, hardware wallets generate a deterministic key space using standard algorithms: starting with a (random) passphrase (and more security tokens?), they are able to rebuild the ...
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Why is this 12-word mnemonic deemed invalid by multiple wallets?

I have a 12-word mnemonic from a Blockchain.info wallet created in May 2013. But now the Blockchain recovery page[1] tells me this is an invalid seed. I'm sure this is not user error, since the ...
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Is having a copy of my wallet.dat file enough to recover lost Bitcoin? [duplicate]

I have been using Bitcoin-qt to mine bitcoin. I am a little worried about losing my coins on my computer, so I have made a backup of my wallet.dat file and put it somewhere safe. Is this the right ...
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Help please recovering a wallet from a 17 word mnemonic phrase and other info

4 years ago I bought bitcoin and I have a 17 word mnemonic phrase an identifier a bitcoin address and what I believe is a password Does anyone know how I can access this bitcoin?
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Is a wallet simply a folder of private keys?

I try to understand how a wallet actually works. I know there are lots of resources around the internet, but I still can't find simple and concise answers for basic questions about wallets and ...
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Recover Bitcoin From Transaction ID

Back in 2013 I bought some bitcoin for a relatively low price, and stored them in an Electrum wallet on my PC. However, I changed PCs a year or two later, and forgot to copy the bitcoin wallet over. ...
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What happens when a hardware wallet, like Trezor, suffers a hardware damage?

What happens when my hardware wallet e.g. http://trezor.io stops working? It would be great if someone could outline the procedure. And if there are multiple ways I would like to compare by ...
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Can I restore a blockchain.info wallet into a electrum wallet?

If I have a blockchain.info wallet, I got the 12 words. Can I use these 12 words to restore into a new Electrum wallet? After that, will the blockchain wallet still operational? Say, can it still ...
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Unable to Connect Trezor [closed]

My trezor worked fine until the other day it wouldn't connect. I tried myehterwallet, trezor app in Chrome, and the trezor.io site--nothing. I've tried using different cables, different computers, ...
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Need help retrieving bitcoin from an old phone

I recently replaced my iPhone. A friend tried to erase the old phone to use it for himself but was told it still had a live bank account - I assume my bitcoin account. How can I retrieve my account ...
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Cash reward for help retrieving my 0.5 bitcoin

Mainly due to utter curiosity I purchased 0.5 bitcoin in 2013 and I have a piece of paper with 3 different passwords on. however, I've recently opened the wallet I had the coin in, but nothing shows ...
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Old wallet backup filename

Years ago I forgot the password of a wallet, and didn't care much about it because its value was low anyway. A few months ago I suddenly remembered a likely password, but now I'd have to find the ...
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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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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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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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reviveing a bitcoin core wallet

In 2013 I installed a BITCOIN CORE (V0.10.2) wallet in my netbook computer and purchased 1 bitcoin. Recently I have wanted to sell but found the wallet out of sync and needing to download the entire ...
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Need help recovering lost bitcoins from a crashed computer's wallet file

Hi so a few years back I purchased 25 bitcoins, after I purchased them I placed them in a wallet, my computer crashed and I got a new one forgetting about the bitcoins, now seeing the high price for ...
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Can I access a BCH wallet with a BTC seed phrase?

So I've accidentally given someone a BTC address and she sent BCH to this address. The wallet was created post-fork. Is it possible to go through the same process as accessing BCH immediately after ...
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2013 Paper Wallet Issues

Thought I made a paper wallet in 2013 with 2 coins, just checked it is showing empty. The blockchain transaction showing unspent as of when I made the wallet in 2013. I thought it was in the paper ...
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Problem recovering lost bitcoin

I am new to the crypto world and I need your help please... My situation is challenging so I will try to simplify it in the following points: I have installed "Bitcoin ABC" and "Knots" on the same ...
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How to restore wallet from wallet words after hard drive crash with no back up?

If I lost wallets on hard drive crash, how do I restore with just my wallet words? Restoring data from back up is not working
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How to transfer bitcoins from old wallet to new wallet? Have no wallet.dat info

I've been researching and trying different things for few weeks now and I hope that you guys will be able to help me out. I'm attempting to recover my bitcoins from years ago.. but I have no wallet....
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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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Electrum Recover From Seed Not Working

I created a wallet in Electrum 2.8.2 on a Windows computer a while ago. Recently I tried to recover the wallet on another computer after installing Electrum 1.9.8 on it (newest version available in ...
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Where's my Bitcoin Cash? We followed Coinbase's advice and moved our BTC into a Jaxx wallet- No Bitcoin Cash anywhere to be found

We followed Coinbase's advice and moved our BTC into a Jaxx wallet-until the fork happened, then moved it back into Coinbase, then Gdax. We never saw any evidence of Bitcoin Cash on either our Jaxx ...
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Problem with NEON wallet

I just started using the neon wallet and everything was going fine. But after I closed it and tried to open it and login again with my key and passphrase it will go on to decrypt my key forever. What ...
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Stuck recovering what appears to be a seed for a wallet

I've been passed a piece of text from my father who's not really interested in the crypto space. He claims he bought a fraction of a coin a few years ago (about 4) and placed the wallet on a paper ...
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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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Keeping my bitcoins safe: any flaws in my strategy?

I'm looking for a very safe way to keep my bitcoins. I'm using a Trezor and used passphrase to hide additional wallets in case someone gets access to my Trezor or seed by physical coercion. I'm not ...
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Recover BTC sent to a BCC address [duplicate]

I accidentally sent my BTC to a BCC address. Is there a way to recover them? Is there somebody that can help me with this matter? If there is a charge to recover my coins, I will pay for it.
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Sent BCC to BTC wallet, read all treads, and still found no answer

I read all the threads but still no way to recover. I sent BCC from changelly to a BTC wallet. I tried to import my BTC wallet on a BCC imported wallet by inputing BTC private key while importing a ...
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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 ...
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Old Bitcoin Wallet

Is there any way to recover the bitcoins i have in this wallet? I have the wallet ID, password, and Private key. I do not have my private key password. Is there a way around this? I have tried all of ...
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I have bought bitcoin in the past but forgot which wallet it was. Anyway to find it with wallet address?

Is there any possible way? I bought it back in March, 2017 and forgot about it and now I remember I bought it in the past with coinmama but forgot which wallet it was sent to.
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How do I access my Bitcoin Cash with wallet access, but no private keys or seed words?

I'm using multibit HD, and had bitcoin there before the bitcoin cash split. After the split I moved the bitcoins over to a new wallet, so that I could safely recover the bitcoin cash. The problem is ...
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Do I have to save my private keys?

Is it a good idea to take my private key from my wallet and save them? Because I read it is not save to make your wallet shows your private keys. (It guess I do not understand that well). Edit: Are ...
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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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opening an old wallet.dat

I had about $8 USD worth of bitcoin in a wallet, and I backed up the wallet.dat to my dropbox. According to the modified date of the file this was in April 2013, so it was probaby from bitcoin qt ...
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How can I recover BCH sent to a Trezor BTC address?

I accidentally sent my BCH from Breadwallet to a BTC address from my Trezor wallet. Is there any way to retrieve that back to my BCH wallet? The BTC wallet I sent the money to is mine, so I own the ...
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I can't get into my NEO wallet

At Neo.org I downloaded then saved this file Windows.Neon.Setup.0.0.5.exe on my desktop to set up a wallet for my NEO. I closed and reopened and put neo shares here. Now when I try to open it a window ...