Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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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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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

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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am unable to sync with the network because I have too little disk space

I downloaded Bîtcoin Core on a laptop without knowing it takes up a lot of space and my laptop has only 128 GB disk space. It keeps saying "low disk space" so it won't sync. I sent lots of bitcoins ...
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Software wallets and what happen if you break your computer

I've been reading about wallets, web wallets, software wallets, hardware wallets...and there is one question that I could not clear up from other threads: Your bitcoins are stored in the chain. Use ...
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On a shared wallet, if one of the recipients deleted their wallets off their phone, is there a way to rejoin? [closed]

We only had one 12 word backup for the main holder on their phone. The second person, on their phone didn’t get one(me). That I know of, I guess. But I deleted the wallet by accident. Now, is there a ...
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Login Problems with Greenaddress

I need help desperately! I am trying to get to BTC that is locked in a greenaddress wallet. I can log into the view only. When I put in the mneumonic & password, the system runs through ...
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How do wallets (like jaxx) pair with each other using the mnemonic seed phrase?

I'm a bit puzzled on how a wallet pairing process works. I know you can restore you parent private key from a mnemonic seed phrase. This will give you a parent private key. Using this private key how ...
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Recover keys from legacy blockchain wallet's mnemonic?

I have an old blockchain wallet that is worth trying to salvage It seems the old password that the 18 word mnemonic originally had isn't working and another password I had listed also doesn't work. ...
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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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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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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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Copying an old private key (from 2011) into Electrum: any risks?

I have an old phone, with a version of the Bitcoin wallet from 2011. It has a few satoshis in it, which are now worth enough to be worth recovering. However, the phone can't connect to the Internet. ...
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Updating a Bitcoin wallet

I have a harddrive with an old wallet but I am not sure what I need to do to see how much BTC I have. I have read quite a few notes, but I am looking for the latest information. I want to continue ...
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Convert P2SH to P2PKH

I'm using btcrecover to recover a Ledger BIP39 backup seed that I wrote down but seems to be wrong. The tool only accepts P2PKH addresses and my account was created very recently in this kind of ...
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Is there anyway to check if someone has a bitcoin wallet?

My son passed away years ago and it has been brought to my attention he may have bought a sum of bitcoin years ago. Can someone please tell me how I can check to see if his wallet is still active?
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Unable to get private key for Blockchain wallet

I am new to BTC and I have a question: How to get private key from Blockchain wallet for a "Watch only" address? I have been trying for days with no positive results. Thanks.
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Just got back into bitcoin but theres almost no way for me to use my bitcoins, please help!

I recently got back into bitcoin after 3 years and I want access to my wallet I saved on my HardDisk a while back. It seems the wallet manager I used (multibit wallet) is out of date. However NO other ...
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Found my wallet on my external HDD but it has changed the adress and it was empty after synchronising. I can see in blockchain.info that its not empty

Can anyone help me,i found my wallet from 2013 on my HDD. I noticed that it has changed its adress and there were no BTC on it after synchronising on my laptop. I can see in blockchain.info.com 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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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 ...