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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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why did blockchain .info recovery not recover all transactions?

My phone was stolen. I went to recover my bitcoins that were in my Blockchain.info wallet with my pass phrase. I recover the wallet but it doesn't contain any of the transactions of the last 7 months. ...
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Possible to restore an Electrum wallet with partial (12/13) seed?

Long story, but I need to restore an Electrum wallet (version 2.x). I have the seed, except the first word which got ripped off a legal pad. So with 12 of the 13 seed words, what can I do to restore ...
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Computer broke, how to obtain the private key?

I tried to install Bitcoin Core on my PC. The synchronization was not completed when my computer crashed. I am unable to restart it. I had bitcoins in the wallet already. I have the Bitcoin address ...
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Unrecoverable Funds

If I have sent funds from one wallet to another, but locked myself out of the wallet I sent them to due to the fact I do not remember my PIN and did not write down my pass phrase. Is there any way to ...
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I've lost my MultiBit data, is there a way to access my wallet?

I have lost access to my wallet. My hard drive is dead and I don't have access to any backup files. Does MultiBit back up everything automatically to the cloud? I know my passcode key and I can see my ...
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transfer my bitcoins

I'm trying to get my bitcoins that I bought years ago, but my Bitcoin QT never synchronized to receive! I have now downloaded bitcoin core and I was informed that once I did it should automatically ...
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reinstalled multibit wallet

I had to remove a copy of multibit wallet from my system & after multiple times of trying to get it to work on my 64 bit system I can now open multibit wallet. I guess when I removed the program ...
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Passphrase lost for my wallet.dat

I need help to unlock my passphrase. I don't remember setting up one, but now there is a pasphrase. Eitherway I am unable to send out coins from my LitecoinQt to the exchange.
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Recover BTC sent to unrecoverable wallet

Disclaimer: I know I'm not likely to get an answer that will result in my getting the coins back, I'm just sing my due diligence in trying. I sent coins from my Paxful wallet to an Electrum wallet to ...
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What year did bitcoins come out?

I purchased one in 2009 or 2010 . I want to know how I would recover it. I was sent to prison I would like to know asap please and thank you .
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Which derivation paths are used by the Abra wallet?

Abra have stated in a reddit comment that their non-custodial HD wallet uses custom derivation paths to convert the user's BIP39 mnemonic seed into cryptocurrency address/key pairs. Has anyone figured ...
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Recovering a wallet from a lost device onto newly bought device

Please, in case my device get lost, broken, or abundoned, what can I do to recover my lost wallet address with my bitcoins onto my new device?
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Lost bitcoin because of deleted receiving wallet id

Is it possible to recover the bitcoin that was sent to a wallet that generated using payeer which I deleted on accident? The transaction also shows completed from the other wallet.
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Lose wallet access

how to detect the name of the wallet used with the address based on the address.I lost the smartphone.there the transfer of coin to my wallet address but I can not access the wallet caused by the ...
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Imported Multibit HD wallet into electrum - Bitcoins are gone!

I got locked out of my multibit HD wallet and couldn't restore it with the seed phrase (even though it said they're valid) so I installed electrum and used the seed words to import the wallet. It ...
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How to get private key from 12-word backup and public key? [duplicate]

It turned out, to one 12-word backup, billion address could belong. It is not always sure app like Copay found all the address contains money. Is it a way to infer the private key from 12-word ...
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Address is not imported while restoring 12-word backup [duplicate]

I tried to restore my 12-word backup with Copay and Electrum but non of them listed the addresses my money is stored in. What to do in this case?
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Wallet Host Error

I have a little bit of a bitcoin in Rushwallet. Rushwallet is closing on April 15, 2018, but last night there is a Host Error and it's still not connecting today with the same Host Error. If I have ...
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How can I recover BTC sent to BCC wallet from Bitcoin Core Wallet? [duplicate]

I sent BTC from my Core Wallet to my BCC Wallet on my phone. The BCC wallet still shows a 0 balance. How can I recover it?
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What will happen to my bitcoin if my Ledger or any bitcoin hardware wallet will damaged?

I want to buy a hardware wallet for storing bitcoin because it is safe than an online wallet but at the same time, I am thinking that what will happen to my stored bitcoin if my hardware wallet ...
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it seems i bought bitcoins but they weren't associated to by wallet.. is this possible?

my wallet has the same receiving address in the unused addresses as the bitcoin transaction in the blockchain however the bitcoins are not in my wallet. How can I recover them.
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Recover bitcoin wallet with old Private Key

about 3 years ago I created my bit coin wallet and purchased few bit coins. I have done couple transactions with my wallet paying for things I bought in the internet. I have no record of my wallet ...
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Is it possible to recover coins after clicking on Reset Options button?

I use emercoin windows wallet - Emercoin Core version v0.6.3emc (64-bit) I clicked the button - Reset options. The app restarted, and balance changed to 0. The wallet was completely out of sync ...
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Recovering My BitCoin Core Account/Wallet

My name is Patrick and I need assistance recovering my account. My brother sent me some bitcoin to my bitcoin core wallet. I am unable to access this due to my laptop becoming infected with a virus ...
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Help. Lost my backup phrase, but I have access to my wallet

When I downloaded the wallet on my phone I was asked to write down a strange, meaningless phrase on a paper so I could access my bitcoins if they were lost, and I did so. I know pretty good why does ...
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Unsure where to look

Here is an odd situation, I believe. I THINK I created a Bitcoin account many years ago. It seems there was a site that gave bitcoin to people who signed up. It was just a few. My sister sent me a ...
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Old Wallet, Private key and known public address

This is the scenario I have an old wallet This wallet misses a transaction. This transaction was confirmed several times in 2014 I have the public address of that transaction If I ask to my friend ...
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Bitcoin Wallet for Android - permission denied decrypting the wallet backup file using OpenSSL

I've followed the advice found on the https://github.com/bitcoin-wallet/bitcoin-wallet/blob/master/wallet/README.recover.md, but I'm having issues decrypted a wallet backup file When I run below line ...
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How to recover blockchain.info legacy wallet? [duplicate]

I gathered that Blockchain switched to new-style HD wallets sometime in 2016. At that time they used to have logins for both new-style and legacy wallet IDs. They no longer support logins with legacy ...
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Bity IPhone App gone

I had a couple of bitcoins in a iPhone “Bity” app wallet. I hadn’t accessed that wallet in a few years. After hearing the recent bitcoin value, I decided to get into my wallet to see how many ...
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Help! I Synced an empty JAXX wallet over one that had funds in it

I got a new phone and tried to snyc my Jaxx Wallet with my old phone, because they were both Samsung S5's I downloaded the Jaxx wallet on my new phone and tried to sync it with the old one, the ...
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Restore Block.io multisig wallet in Electrum

I've exported my private keys from Block.io. They're compressed WIF keys (starting with L...). Additionally I've got the following data from Block.io: Address type: P2SH (obviously) Redeem script ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can I get back my bitcoin from a backup folder

I want to restore my bitcoin wallet which backup in 2013, I have the backup folder and a password(not secure words). Anyone know how to do?
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How do I restore a wallet from a backup file in MultiBit HD when you have the words and cloud backup?

I have read this: How do I restore a wallet from a backup file in MultiBit HD? and have the words and mbhdxxxx.aes files in my cloud storage and the wallet password.... but the next button is not ...
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Will reinstalling bitcoin core give me access to the previous wallet?

If I reinstall Bitcoin Core, will my previous bitcoin wallet still be accessible or will I get a new wallet? The previous wallet backup became corrupted. Will reinstalling give me back my old wallet ...
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Help retrieving my old wallet

So i made my first bitcoin wallet with multibit a long time ago and it didn't require wallet words to create the wallet (aka i don't have wallet words for that wallet). I do however have the wallet ...
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what is type of wallet with 18 words seed?

1) I have 18 words seed spray inject... (18 worlds total) 2) And i have some password/secret key or private key GVzPYhu....... (35 letters total) What type of wallet and what crypto ...
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How to recover my Copay wallet using the 12 word seed phrase

I'm new to Bitcoin/Copay. I decided to signup at coinbase deposited $80. I read you needed a wallet. I decided on copay. Transferred the funds to my wallet. Everything processed smoothly and my copay ...