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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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How to recover an old wallet.dat file

Back in 2011 when bitcoin started to make the news, I created a wallet and let it run for a bit (no pun intended). It almost fried my computer so I stopped. In the process, I think I remember I mined ...
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Restore encrypted wallet

I need to restore a wallet created with bitcoin-qt which was encrypted. I have the encrypted wallet.dat file only. Do I restore this simply by replacing the current wallet.dat with my backup wallet....
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Salvaged possible wallet from corrupt HDD … now what?

In short, I bought a few BTC years ago when they were very cheap. I reformatted my HDD and reinstalled the OS. I have used PhotoRec and http://www.cyplo.net/2012/04/01/bitcoin-wallet-recovery-...
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Corrupt wallet.dat file - Try quitting bitcoin and running this again

I have made a few major mistakes and am making a last ditch effort to recover my bitcoins. I had a wallet.dat file on a previous installation of windows, after reformatting (with no previous back up, ...
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How to restore a ripple wallet, having the security key?

If I try to login to ripple.com I get this message Fetching wallet... Payward Wallet not found (Username / Password is wrong) Local browser Wallet not found (Username / Password is wrong) It might ...
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Why does Bitcoin-Qt not launch the program, on Mac

I can't believe that I have lost my Bitcoin Wallet just because I clicked on the red spot on the window of it on my Mac. Or was this enough to loose it??? I think I have the address (does it start ...
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Installed MacOSX over HDD containing wallet [duplicate]

I formatted and re installed MacOSX on the HDD that contained my wallet.dat. I have no backup of it. Any ideas how I could possibly recover this file and my Bitcoins?
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Wallet balance zero after restoring wallet.dat

I recently restored my wallet.dat file from another machine. The wallet.dat came from a Linux machine (debian), and was restored to a Windows bitcoin install. After restoring I can see the correct ...
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There is at least one totally “offline” backup of blockchain?

I know that it can be a little paranoid yet, but anyone ever did an offline backup of blockchain in case of a kind of geomagnetic storm? Imagine if all clients of the world lost the data. I know the ...
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How to import a private key to an encrypted wallet (on standard client)

I have a standard client (QT client on OSX) with an encrypted wallet. I've tried to import keys with pywallet, but while it claimed to be importing them, when I ran again the bitcoin client, it said ...
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How to restore locally a MyWallet backup?

The website blockchain.info has an online wallet system MyWallet which creates backups with a .aes.json extension. While I understand it's a json file encrypted with AES using my passphrase, I'm still ...