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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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What happens to wallet.dat if I uninstall and re-install on Windows Bitcoin desktop client?

If I uninstall Bitcoin Core desktop client, what happens to the wallet.dat? Is this erased or left in place? If I install Bitcore Core desktop again, does my wallet.dat get overwritten?
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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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Can I recover my bitcoins from an Armory paper wallet even if Armory ceases to function?

I just created an M-of-N offline fragmented backup paper wallet through Armory. I plan to put most of my BTC here. Before I do, I want to know that if anything should happen to Armory -- if they stop ...
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Blockchain.info Paper Wallet

I created a Blockchain.info paper wallet back in 2014. At the time I used a passphrase which only contained 8 words as the recovery seed as per the instructions. When I try to scan the public key QR ...
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how to import my wallet from blockchain.info into bitcoin-qt?

I have read the related discussions about how to import a wallet and though they are close, the answers does not help with this problem so I'm asking it here and now. I have my bitcoin public ...
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MyMonero wallet recovery with phrase

I'm sorry to both you with this. Mymonero.com has been down for several days and I'd like to remove the monero from my wallet on that website. All I have is the original phrase I set it up with ...
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Where do exactly bitcoins exist?

If Someone has bitcoin in a Wallet, then suppose that the company of the wallet get closed or finished work or destroyed, how could one restore his bitcoin? Where exactly do the bitcoins exist? Are ...
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How can I import my BitGo wallet backup into Electrum?

I went through several similar question poster previously, but couldn't figure out what the issue is. A year ago, I had generated a paper wallet. I am not sure how I can sweep it to my electrum wallet....
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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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The first bitcoin wallets?

I am trying to track down my old wallet, and I can't remember what kind of wallet it was! I am wondering what some of the first most popular wallets were, from the start of bitcoin in 2009 to about ...
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How can I recover my bitcoin

I bought bitcoins from coin.mx and I understand that the government shut them down,what happens to the wallet and the bitcoins
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View recovered wallet.dat contents without sync?

After recovering a wallet.dat file, and replacing the default wallet.dat file Bitcoin-Core created after a fresh install, should I be seeing the amount of BTC in the wallet even before a full sync? ...
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I have an issue with my wallet. it is giving me fatal error

Sorry to ask it here because I can not find a better place.. This question is related to my Dogecoin wallet ... I accumulated some dogecoin in the past, but I have not been able to recover them for ...
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Old (2010) Wallet - Can't figure out best and safest way to extract

The following is based on my very limited understanding of the software involved in Bitcoin (I have a reasonable understanding of the structure of Bitcoin itself at a high level). I read an article ...
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Bitcoin Cash Wallet Recovery

I just realized that I have an old Electrum wallet with a small amount of Bitcoin. I'd like to claim the Bitcoin Cash, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do this. I do have the original ...
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Using bitcoin-qt. Address with my funds does not show up. Can I import it?

I have bitcoin-qt and was just recently aware that it changes addresses all the time. I am afraid that my last wallet.dat backup was before my last transaction, at which the receiving address was ...
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Bitcoin Cash accidentally sent to Bitcoin address. Can I get them back? [duplicate]

I managed my Bitcoins Cash in a Electrum Cash wallet on my PC. From there, I accidentally sent them to another internet based wallet, but didn't notice that this wallet is for Bitcoin and not Bitcoin ...
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Have a bunch of wallet.dat files. What alt-coins do they have (and may be how much)?

A few years ago I mined a couple of alt-coins. Now I have approximately 5 wallets which are named in non-suggestive way: wallet_01.dat, wallet_02.dat, ..., wallet_05.dat. Each of them has reasonable ...
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Restore android wallet on a mac

Ok, so I have this bitcoin wallet backup. I have the 12 word seed I have a password I have a number in this format ****/** that I wrote down. I made this backup on an android tablet. Not sure which ...
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Need someone to rescue my bitcoins

I am looking for a proven expert to rescue some bitcoins. Here's my predicament... The bitcoin are stored on a 2011 version of multibit, on a macbook pro. The macbook doesn't work anymore. It cuts ...
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How can I find a Bitcoin private key that I saved in a text file?

I certainly saved my private key in a text file previously, but I don't know where now. Is there any way to recover my private key?
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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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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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Where are my bitcoins?

In 2013 I purchased bitcoins. I have the public key, terminal number, customer Id. Today I went to the company I purchased them from and after logging in, they show I have no balance. I used a ...
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Found my Multibit.key wallet back up, but I do not remember the password, what next?

I created a Multibit wallet back up many years ago and it was saved as multibit.key. I am now trying to import this back into MultiBit Classic and it is asking for a password. I have forgotten the ...
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Can I spend my bitcoin without knowing how to get into my bitcoin wallet?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I bought bitcoin about 2 years ago. Put it in coinbase wallet. I have the lost my ability to log in and cannot remember my old phone# to reopen the wallet. I ...
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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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Is it possible to use the same BIP39 list of seed words to create addresses for different crypto assets?

Currently, as a matter of convenience, I'm holding small about of crypto assets on various exchanges. It's not ideal - I'd much rather store them locally, have access to the private keys, be in full ...
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Litecoin Core wallet.dat

I am trying to recover my old LTC account. I still have the address (on blockchain I can still see the correct amount of LTC) and I still hold the old wallet.dat file, which I saved in the past. I'...
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How can I recover a blockchain.info wallet from a 17 word phrase?

I have a wallet at blockchain.info which I've opened about 4 years ago. Right now I cannot access it. It looks like the site is sending me a verification email, but sadly I don't know which address it ...
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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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Is there another wallet that can restore from MultiBit's seed words?

We've had a lot of questions revolving around stuck transactions due to apparently non-existent fee estimation and unconfirmed balance bugs on MultiBit in the past weeks. Some get resolved by using ...
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Trying to recover a blockchain.info wallet from 2013 w/ a 29 (or 13?) word phrase

I'm trying to check in on some BTC I stored in a blockchain.info wallet 4 years ago (12/2013). I can log into my account just fine, but the wallet with my coins still needs a private key. I've got a ...
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Is the Electrum seed compatible with other wallets?

Apologies if this is a simple question - a newbie here! I'm trying to understand backups. If I use Electrum to make a back up (including the 12 word seed password), will I then need to use Electrum to ...
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Tools for converting recovery phrase?

I have a wallet on Breadwallet which I wish to move to Mycelium. Both apps support recovery phrases, however Breadwallet uses BIP39 phrases, while Mycelium uses BIP44 phrases. Is it possible to ...
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Blockchain: Using same blockchain based application on different systems

I am building a Blockchain-based project on supply chain management, where each user and company would have to sign up with their email addresses and will have a usual password. Each time a new ...
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How do I extract get money off a local wallet with only the key words?

I am a bit new to BitCoin and as it happened, I just transfered some money into my wallet when I noticed that my client (MultiBit HD) won't let me log into it anymore. Apparently it's a thing since ...
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I have lost my blockchain password and recovery phrase, how can I recover my wallet? [closed]

I forgot my blockchain password and recovery phrase because it was saved in my phone— and i have lost my phone. please help me if there are any chances for recover my funds that was in blockchain
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How do you get back the private keys you used, after you deploy your wallet with a 12 word seed?

If I change computers and use the 12 word seed to use my wallet, how will the client know which private key I used in the previous computer?
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Reddcoin Paper Wallet

I am new with crypto and need your help! I create a Reddcoin Paper Wallet with a generator from walletgenerator.net I already deposited an amount there! Now I have another reddcoin address where I ...
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Spendable balance went to zero after unconfirmed transaction

I made a Bitcoin payment, which was unconfirmed for two days. The fee on this transaction was set by MultiBit, and it was a pretty normal fee. I then reset the blockchain on my MultiBit wallet— not ...
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How do you apply “-zapwallettxes” for multbit 0.5.15

I made a transaction a few months ago but the transaction is still not confirmed, the Bitcoins are debited from my account and the balance in my wallet is zero. Information on the transaction The ...
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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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How to recover an electrum wallet from seed

A service I used some years ago is shutting down. I withdrew some coin but it went to an old address. I believe it was my old electrum wallet that I only have the seed for. How to recover my bitcoin?
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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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Ripples stucked in old Android wallet

Recently I found some ripples in an Android wallet called RippleWallet. This application doesn't exist on the Play Store anymore and I don't remember where I downloaded it (dumb I know but it was 2 ...
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Identifying wallet file among soup of recovered .dat files

Hello my friends! Here is my situation: I accidentally deleted a partition on my HDD containing the only copy of my bitcoin wallet. Facepalm. After running data recovery tools, I've found and ...
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Multibit HD wallet - cannot open or restore, I have password and secret words

I can't open either of my 2 Multibit HD wallets. It says "Password did not unlock the wallet" on both. I have tried restoring from all the possible backups, my passwords are correct and my secret ...
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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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What happens to the original bitcoin after a wallet restore?

I'm thinking of buying some bitcoins. Before I do I want to be sure that I can backup and restore my wallet - Bitcoin Core. This seemed to go ok, the bitcoin loaded into the new wallet which was on a ...