Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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If I restore my electrum wallet from seed will I lose my pending transaction

So I have seen everywhere that boosting fees can be a scam and I do not have enough techy knowledge to do so anyhow or for that matter to directly delete my transaction using pythonwallet. Whilst ...
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Do I understand correctly that mnemonic seeds are specific to individual wallet software and its versions?

I know mnemonic passphrases are used to derive a master key that can then be used to procedurally generate your addresses. If you lose everything except the mnemonic, you can regenerate everything and ...
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Can't open my bitcoin wallet

Help please. In 2013 I could not remember my password. I just recovered my password. I try to open the same wallet I used before but only get a message from Adobe Reader "unable to open because ...
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Recovery of a corrupted wallet

I have a very old wallet.dat that I've put into my .bitcoin folder. When trying to run bitcoind, the service stops giving the following error 2019-06-11T18:14:02Z Using wallet directory /home/nom/....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using Bitcoin Core Wallet, encrypted it, now it won't recognize password

I typed in the password very carefully, the same 5 digit password I use on another program. I know and remember exactly what I typed, I didn't type anything incorrectly. I got an error message saying ...
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How to import wallet.dat.txt file, to convert a txt document into usable BTC?

this will be my first time posting here so please forgive any newbyness. A friend recently gave me an old thumbdrive with a wallet.dat.txt file on it. He had bought a full BTC but didn't know what he ...
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MULTIBIT: How to restore wallet with following information?

I am a noob to this whole BTC thing, so please bear with me. I reformatted my computer and lost everything on it. I decided I want to restore my multibit wallet but I only have the following info: ...
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Lost bitcoins on smartphone after resetting it, although I backed it up before

I lost my bitcoins after resetting my android smartphone. Is it possible to get hold of my lost bitcoins?? I did back up my smartphone before I reset it. So after I reset the phone all my apps were ...
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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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Restoring a Bitcoin Core wallet [duplicate]

I have a wallet.dat file from an old computer which was last accessed around February 23, 2012 which I need to restore into a newly installed Bitcoin Core program on a new computer. Can I just ...
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Recovering a Ripple wallet on Ledger Nano

I have 20 XRP in a Ledger Nano and before I load everything onto it I want to test the recovery procedure so I am prepared in case something goes wrong down the track I have read the material here on ...
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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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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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Litecoin Core wallet.dat [closed]

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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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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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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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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How does the Ripple recovery key work? [closed]

I want to understand the process that occurs when a recovery key is used with Ripple. Can anyone explain either the old process (wallet) or the new process (trade)... there was a massive change in ...
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Transaction was rejected - Bitcoin QT, recovered wallet.dat

I recently installed a new version of Windows on a new HDD, but I'm having problems getting my old wallet.dat to work. Here's what I've done: Install latest Bitcoin Core. Copied over the blocks and ...
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Can I recover btc sent to an incorrect address? (electrum)

So I have an electrum wallet and I sent about $150 in btc to it. That all worked but when I tried to send it to another address, it didn't go through. Looking at the transaction, the btc went to an ...
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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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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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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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Bitcoin disappeared after resetting the blockchain and transactions

I'm looking for some advice on trying to recover bitcoins. I transferred some bitcoin to my multibit wallet, it came through but still didn't confirm after 20 hours. So I tried resetting the ...
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If hardware wallet provider disappears, can I still manage my coins?

I don't fully understand how hardware wallets work, there are two major brands, I will not name them. I see they give you a seed and you can restore from that seed, but... I understand these wallets ...
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Can a BIP39 12-word mnemonic be used to restore a wallet through bitcoin-cli?

I could not find documentation on using a 12-word BIP39 Mnemonic to restore a wallet through bitcoin-cli. It seems that importprivkey might be the right RPC call but when I provide the 12 words, it ...
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How to retrieve unclaimed BTC for wallets whose private key is lost [duplicate]

How to retrieve unclaimed BTC for wallets whose private key is lost Kindly share details
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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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How do I restore use of my wallet.dat file, last used in 2013?

I found a wallet.dat file in my backup folder, which I recall last using in 2013. I'm curious to see what the BTC contents are, which I recall being a really small fraction of BTC. In any case, is ...
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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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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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Impossible to restore Copay wallet on new phone

I just changed my phone and reinstalled Copay. I'm trying to restore my BTC Wallet from the 12 words key phrase i saved, but copay keeps telling me "impossible to import.Wallet Recovery sentence is ...
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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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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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Deleting and restoring wallet

Is it safe to delete my bitcoin wallet (coinomi) and restore it from 24 words phrase when ever i need it (once a year)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When importing a wallet from private key or seed phrase, how do you guess the correct address format?

I am building a bitcoin wallet. I can derive addresses using the derivation paths. How do I determine the derivation path for the seed when importing it?
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How does the 12 keyword back phrase works and how does it allow the creation of infinite number wallet address across multiple cryptocoins?

I wonder how crypto wallet like BitPay works? They claim to be an offline wallet that you can back up with simply a 12 words phrase. Yet, they allow you to create an infinite number of wallets across ...

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