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

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can not access bitcoin in an address that belongs to a discontinued wallet, although i have the 12 word phrase?

I am still a Rookie regarding bitcoins and therefore apologize beforehand if I might use some words wrong. I started a bitcoin wallet through a provider some years ago and bought some bitcoin. The ...
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‘Forgot Wallet’

Transferred BTC from Crypto dot com app to blockchain dot com wallet. Somehow managed to “forget wallet” in blockchain. Have my 12 words and tried to recover but no luck. It was mentioned to me that ...
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How a new wallet knows balances locked in P2SH transactions?

If my old wallet created and submitted a P2SH TX to the blockchain, and I migrate to a completely different wallet, how can the new wallet detect that that UTXO belongs to me? Since the script is ...
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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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Transaction not received [closed]

My verification is "Under Review" I shared my address with a person who sent me the balance but I didn't receive the balance and neither did I got any notification regarding the payment. Can ...
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Recovering blockchain.com wallet [closed]

Kind of a long story, I'll try to be consice - Back in 2013 I've opened 2 wallets at blockchain.com (back then it was blockchain.info) and I have funds in both wallets. Tried to access the wallets ...
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Found old ?BIP39 phrase - how to restore wallet

I recently managed to recover what I believe to be a seed phrase for an old bitcoin wallet. I am, however, unsure what my next steps should be. Years ago, I used (if I can remember correctly) ...
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Can I obtain my bitcoin wallet files back from my HDD from the old OS?

So i guess now its good time again to give my lost wallet files another attempt. I'm an idiot for doing such a thing but then I heard perhaps I can unformat my HDD and retrieve my files back. I ...
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Can I check if an old *.aes.json file has some value?

Several years ago after 2012 I was doing some bitcoin work, had some accounts but then stopped doing anything after 2017. Now, I just came across a file in my file system called "...
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New Bitcoin Core installation. Wallet overwritten?

I have a really old wallet which I recall had a tiny fraction of a bitcoin and I just was wondering if it was worth anything. I installed the newest version of bitcoin core in my old directory but I ...
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In a multisig wallet setup what needs to be backed up and why?

In a multisig wallet setup what needs to be backed up and why?
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Retrieve Bitcoin from Deleted Mycelium Wallet

Good morning, There have been a few threads about this but none particular to my situation. I have an old Samsung Galaxy S4 that had some Bitcoin on a the Mycelium Wallet app in 2015. Something ...
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BTC Treasure hunt

Alright, I’m new to Bitcoin/Crypto, and this might be a long story but worth it. My life long friend had a $50 Visa gift card back in 2009-2011. His friends were over the house one day and mentioned ...
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Jaxx and Exodus wallet out of sync for BTC

I was using both Jaxx wallet and Exodus in parallel using the same passphrase. However my Jaxx wallet was configured to generate a new address on every transaction and Exodus wallet had a fixed ...
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Corrupted old bitcoin wallet. !!!file unknown has LSN!

I have a corrupted UN-ENCRYPTED bitcoin wallet from 2013. what I have tried so far with both wallet: 1, with old and new version of bitcoin client the wallet just creating a .bak file and not showing ...
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Ledger: is the private key tied to the device or the wallet?

Context: I have a Nano S since before, with one recovery phrase and a wallet with some minor BTC on it. Bought a Nano X, set up with a new phrase, and a new wallet, and put some coins in that. Then I ...
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Master Seed from Mycellium does not concord with address Mycellium app generated for me

Created MYCELLIUM wallet in 2017 - copied down Master Seed, been transacting ever since. Upgrades of various phones, always reinstalled latest Mycellium and used master-seed to restore, no issues. ...
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I've inherited BTC, how do I recover and sell it?

Update>>> I have the 12 word phrase and the 34 letter and number address for wallet... Mom passed away the day after Thanksgiving. I have all her paperwork and mine as I was her only child. I ...
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Can I restore old MultiBit wallet with receive address and password?

I have the multibit receive address and the password, from maybe 2014 or so. The actual wallet is on a drive I will have to have recovered. Is there any way to recover with and/or without having the ...
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Couple years ago, I accidentally sent Bitcoin Cash to my BTC wallet on Binance. How can I recover it? [duplicate]

Maybe it's happened in 2017. I accidentally sent BCH to BTC wallet on Binance. So, i sent an email to Binance and got a reply that it was technically impossible. Plz, i wanna hear from people in ...
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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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Recover Greenbits address - I have the 24 words (checksum matches too)

In April 3rd, 2018, I created a bitcoin wallet with Greenbits and sent 0.02 BTC to it (tx) I wrote down the 24 words in 2 columns in a paper, alternatively in each column. So the 1st one in the 1st, ...
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Can I recover my Bitcoins bought in 2009? [closed]

I am a complete novice to the whole Bitcoin thing. Can someone advise me please? I bought Bitcoin in 2009 when it was first launched. I had downloaded the wallet(been told it was a Bitcoin qt wallet)...
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What is this 18-word seed of random letters?

I have a seed from a few years ago that looks like this: this is not the actual seed, but it's random letters just like this: nasd oasi lksn oifd nwee ckvj osdi pwer asem pasd werw nase nwqe noas pmrr ...
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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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Bitcoin fund disappeared from my Mycellium account

I've recently made a purchase of some BTC through KuCoin. Transaction was approved and I then proceeded to transfer that money to my Mycelium account. 1Cht7fCGg7Kw2m5qAtRyrx7s9AjstGkX13 (transaction ...
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I had bitcoin stored on my phone, but then lost my phone, please help [closed]

I had some bitcoins stored on my cell phone, but then it was stolen from me. How can I recover the bitcoins? Please help me!
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Brute force a wallet.dat file

I have a wallet.dat file which is encrypted and I can remember that I have put only numbers as password(4 or 5 digits, not more, not less). My friend suggested to do brute force on it using python. ...
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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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Does a Bitcoin Core wallet backup cover receiving addresses?

I have a Bitcoin Core wallet installed on my computer (from https://bitcoin.org/en/download). When I create a backup, will it also back up my receiving addresses? For example, I have give my address ...
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Can I “duplicate” a wallet using a backup phrase (12 words)?

My understanding is that a wallet isn't a wallet at all*, it doesn't hold my coins, but its a key store; my coins are of course "stored" as records of the events on the blockchain. Imagine I ...
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How does the security of a mobile wallet work?

Let's assume we have a non custodial hd mobile wallet. Where is the master key stored? What are the components of the telephone that allow the derivation of keys?
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Restoring private key from old bitcoin wallet

I have old bitcoin wallet with some (not very huge) amount (last transaction was on 2014). It was created in Multibit (Classic, I guess, then I had old computer with old OS). Now I have new device, ...
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If I only know my private key, can I still login to my wallet, even if this requires some calculations?

I keep my 12 word mnemonics carefully off line. But suppose I just had my private key left after some disaster or other could I then, after some procedures, log in to my wallet ? I can see that I can ...
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anyone can help me recovering my bitcoin bip38 password? [duplicate]

i have bitcoin wallet with more than 1 btc but i cant import it without losing this amount cos i forgot the bip38 password public key: 1CZosSHnf87ZqZ3fRiAuikpzdCZhAKsi3y private key: ...
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Restoring old wallet

I am trying to restore an old bitcoin backup i found in my google drive. The original backup date is 2013, and i am quite interested to see if there is any money on it :) I tried to follow this https:/...
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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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Help me please, restore a deleted Bitcoin Wallet

While cleaning the memory on the phone, I accidentally deleted the wallet and the backup copy of Bitcoin Wallet. I tried to re-download the wallet, restore deleted files (backup), but it was useless. ...
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Wallet download issues, cannot restore backup

greetings everybody ..... I hope everybody is safe. I have a problem recovering my wallet, earlier this year there was a link on the website that make me able to access my wallet and recover the ...
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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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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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Wallet Recovery Help

I’m seeking help from the Bitcoin community to recover lost funds from a wallet.dat file. Someone I know asked me to help recover their lost funds - but I’m stumped and now seeking help from the ...
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HELP ME WITH BITCOIN TIME STAMPS

OK, so I had several backed up .dat files on google which I put in opentimestamps I could see that these files had time stamp data... so I uploaded and *****below is what the results were. What does ...
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so how many possibilties for 3 random missing words?

I have a combination of 24 words made from 2048 words. I have 21 of these words known and in order. I am missing 3 words that can be placed in any slot from the 24. How can I work out the number of ...
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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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Retrieving bitcoin from old seed [closed]

In January 2016 I bought a bitcoin but I don't remember what program I used. I used the seed code and now I entered a wallet. However, it is empty. And it also says there haven't been any transactions ...
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How to recover bitcoin wallet from messed up seeds [duplicate]

I have a ledger nano s wallet that is broken , when i tried to recover wallet from 24 recovery word i got error that says the recovery phrase is incorrect, i think the place of some words is incorrect ...
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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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Why does my wallet.dat file contain scripts starting with 0014?

I am trying recover coins from old (2012) wallet.dat. I don't know the addresses. So I dumped several wallet.dat files from Bitcoin Core. I have checked over 25,000 addresses which contain 0 BTC. ...
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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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