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

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I have lost my wallet, what can I do?

I used to be interested in Bitcoin a few years ago and have recently become aware of it again. I used to have a wallet back then. Given that many years have passed, what I remember is a bit fuzzy. ...
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Bitcoin Cash accidentally sent to Bitcoin address. Can I get them back?

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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Are there Bitcoin password crackers I can use to recover forgotten passwords?

I've lost the password to one of my wallets (it's a small one, don't worry). I was sure I remembered the password ... but evidently I don't. Is there a program that I can use to brute-force my ...
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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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How can I restore my wallet?

I just purchased a new laptop and I want to decommission my old one. I have a back-up of my wallet.dat file copied to my new PC. What do I need to do to restore it to my Bitcoin (Windows) client? ...
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Is there a 'BTC Refund Department'?

I have been scammed 6 months ago. Now someone is calling me from BTC REFUND DEPARTMENT. He said that I have under my name the bitcoins that have been scammed. But the way to take this amount is to ...
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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 ...
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Lost my Bitcoin wallet and have only 11 out of 12 mnemonic seed phrase words. How can I get my Bitcoins?

I am new to the whole Bitcoin thing, and I am having my first attempt almost going sour. I lost where I created my wallet. I have my Bitcoin address and only 11 of my mnemonic seed phrase words (of 12)...
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How to restore from backup of Android Bitcoin Wallet

Bitcoin Wallet for Android allows you to back up your wallet. It asks for a password when doing so. After much faffing, I finally managed to.. dum, dum, dum! .. copy the file to the SD card, and ...
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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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opening an old wallet.dat

I had about $8 USD worth of bitcoin in a wallet, and I backed up the wallet.dat to my dropbox. According to the modified date of the file this was in April 2013, so it was probaby from bitcoin qt ...
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Wallet gone and lost recovery phrase, how to get back my bitcoins?

I lost my phone where I stored my 12 word recovery phrase. How can I get back my bitcoins?
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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 restored ...
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How do I restore a wallet from a backup file in MultiBit HD?

If I have a backup file like mbhd-*.zip.aes how do I restore it using only my password? When I click on Restore Wallet, it only asks for the wallet words, not the file path or password.
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How can I import a private key into a pruned node?

I am trying to restore my Bitcoin Core wallet, but I only have the private key and passphrase, I don't have a wallet.dat file. I tried using importprivkey privatekey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx which gave ...
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How can I recover the missing end of my private key?

I found this paper among my old stuff. What can you do with it? Is there any way to fill in the missing part?
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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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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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Difficulty of brute-forcing a seed with missing words?

Given a 12 or 24 word seed with one one or more missing words what would be the difficulty of brute-forcing the missing words? E.g. for: one missing word two missing words three missing words By ...
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BRD Wallet Recovery - Only have the first 11 words

I went to recover the wallet from my backup 12 word recovery phase, but it turns out I only have the first 11 words. The last word was replaced with the " character. I must have had the notepad ...
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Have 10 of 12 of my mnemonic along with the BTC address, how can i automate recovery?

So I wrote down my mnemonic on a piece of paper and somehow the last 2 words got ripped off and I cannot find where it went. I do have 10 out of the 12 word phrase still (along with the order, they ...
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How to transfer from unsync'd Bitcoin core wallet to Electrum?

I would like to transfer my btc wallet to an electrum wallet. Syncing is taking to long.
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How to restore wallet from 15-word seed mnemonic?

The wallet was created around Feb 2013, using unknown wallet software. All that is known is a passprase, and 15 words. I suspect the passphrase was used to encrypt the wallet, and is probably ...
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Automate Bip39 seed recovery

I recently was locked out of my Ledger NanoS when I forgot the pin code. Upon trying to reset from my recovery phrase I realized that I only have 23 of the 24 required words (not sure how it happened ...
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How can I recover BCH sent to a Trezor BTC address?

I accidentally sent my BCH from Breadwallet to a BTC address from my Trezor wallet. Is there any way to retrieve that back to my BCH wallet? The BTC wallet I sent the money to is mine, so I own the ...
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I forgot my bitcoin core passphrase. Is there anyway I can recover?

I've tried brute forcing it. Doesn't work. 0.02 BTC in the wallet.
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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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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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I'm trying to find out if I invested in bitcoin years ago, how can I find my bitcoin?

For whatever reason I remember investing in bitcoin when it first got started, unfortunately I don't have my old computer or old files anymore. If there is anything you could do to help that would be ...
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Question about Multibit Core wallet - not sync

I hope you are alright. I asked you for help. I had the Multibit Core software wallet installed on my system and after a few years I now wanted to run and transfer my bitcoin balance. From the time ...
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I have forgotten my Blockchain account password and 12 word recovery. I have the wallet id and password to the wallet. Can i get my funds back?

I have forgotten my Blockchain bitcoin account password and 12 word recovery(possibly didn't even create one). However I do have my wallet id and the password to the wallet. Is there a way to get the ...
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My bitcoin atm purchased paper wallet QR code & private key is not working from paper wallet to mobile wallet... why

The paper wallet was printed on slick paper... like the old fax machine paper-the toner print smears or smudges easily even gently getting from a physical wallet. You CANNOT get a replaced public addy ...
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What is the controversy with Ledger's new recovery service?

There has been a lot of controversy recently over Ledger's new recovery service which will shard your seed out to third parties for storage. What is the controversy? This question was posed by ...
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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 a ripple wallet, having the security key? [closed]

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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Is the "recovery phrase" generated by a wallet app platform independent?

I recently started a wallet with Coinbase Wallet, and I was asked to backup a 12 word "recovery phrase" that is supposed to be able to recover my wallet in the event that I delete the app from my ...
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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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bip39 checksum python

Is there any Python package which will allow me to verify if the checksum of a bip39 mnemonic is valid? For instance, I have a 24-word bip39 mnemonic, and I might have made a mistake for one of the ...
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Is a 'seed phrase' independent of the type of wallet?

I have had a few things happen on my PC and for the moment can't directly call up my bitcoin in its old wallet. There are files from various wallets sitting in my home directory but before I try to ...
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I've deleted my wallet and never backed up my files. How can I recover my coins?

I've deleted my wallet when I wiped my computer recently and never backed up my files. The only thing I've done was convert money into bitcoins and it was sitting in my wallet never touched. I reached ...
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Backup of a bitcoind wallet using the extended private masterkey only

If I understand correctly, bitcoind makes use of a extended private masterkey in order to deterministically generate private/public keys for a wallet. Using the dumpwallet command, I'm able to get ...
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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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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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Recover BTC sent to a BCC address [duplicate]

I accidentally sent my BTC to a BCC address. Is there a way to recover them? Is there somebody that can help me with this matter? If there is a charge to recover my coins, I will pay for it.
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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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I have my 12 word bip39 phrase but not in the right order

I have my 12 word phrase, but when i enter it in a wallet, it brings up an empty wallet, so i think i probably wrote it down in the wrong order. What can i do to recover my wallet?
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How to restore a wallet with only the master private key

The wallet is damaged, I only have the encrypted master private key and password, is it possible to recover the wallet?
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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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Transferring bitcoins out of an old multibit wallet

A few years ago I bought bitcoins and I've kept it in a Multibit 0.5.15 (Mac OSX) wallet. Now I want to either sell thes bitcoins or send it to a different wallet. I already made a transfer but since ...
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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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