Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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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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What is the best way to restore an old Multibit wallet to the new version (and also different OS)?

My files from Feb 2014 (on a dusty old usb) are as follows, all in a directory called MultiBit. directories: multibit.log (containing a log file) multibit-data, containing four backup directories ...
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File structure of wallet.dat

I have a corrupted wallet.dat that is unreadable by pywallet and db5.3-util. Having a look in the corrupted wallet in a hex editor, its easy to find the plaintext pubkeys. Is the structure of the dat ...
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Recovering 2 of 2 multisig HD Wallet with bip38 encrypted private key

I have been trying to figure out if it is possible to restore my wallet with the current information I have. The wallet is a 2 of 2 multisignature HD wallet The first key is Bip38 and requires a ...
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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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Trying to open an old bitcoin core wallet.dat file fails

I am trying to open an old (~2012) bitcoin core wallet.dat with a bitcoin.com wallet, and it says that my password is incorrect, although it works great on my bitcoin core wallet. Was there any ...
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Cold storage, transferable to hardware wallet

As far as I understand, hardware wallets generate a deterministic key space using standard algorithms: starting with a (random) passphrase (and more security tokens?), they are able to rebuild the ...
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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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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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Crossing borders: security scheme ideas

More and more airports force you to decrypt your data, they will also dump your stuff keeping a backup. This could happen in just about any border you try to cross. It is only safe to expect this to ...
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How to recover my Copay app

I cannot access my copay app because I forgot my PIN number. My app is locked with the PIN number. How can I recover it?
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Why bother with 'account' in derivation path?

After lots of wallet testing, I'm thinking that only account level 0 should be used. Especially, when you consider restoring a wallet from the seed phrase. m / purpose' / coin_type' / account' / ...
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Adroid Blockchain wallet ver 4.0.12 recovery

Just repaired my old Android phone, with Blockchain wallet version 4.0.12. It is asking for either the four digit PIN or the password, which I have both forgotten. Is there any way to recover this now ...
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Unable to recover an old Android Bitcoin Wallet backup

So here's the thing. I have an old Bitcoin Wallet backup from 2015 that I'm trying to restore. However when I try to import it back into the android application, even though I'm 99.9%** sure I got the ...
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Old Electrum wallet, encoded text document and non-functional seeds

I am trying to recover an old Electrum wallet that I used to use to buy "things" in college, circa 2016 or so. I remember having 10 to 30 dollars left in it back then that I never thought ...
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How to best practice restoring a wallet in bitcoin core

I have a test wallet in bitcoin core that I want to play around with and get comfortable with before I move my btc from blockstream green wallet. I primarily use that wallet because so far it has been ...
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18 word mnemonic seed that contains words outside of BIP39 wordlist, struggling to recover BTC

I recently recovered a document containing information relating to some BTC I purchased in 2015. I only have: a passphrase/password, an 18 word mnemonic phrase(the majority of which are not in the ...
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Question about modify Vanitygen

I follow the instruction on this post to create bitcoin address from given hex private key In vanitygen.c Replace EC_KEY_generate_key(pkey); with BIGNUM *res; BN_init(&start); ...
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Locked balance in my wallet

I have transferred bitcoin form copay to my friend wallet 4 months ago and I just realized that my coin never sent to my friend's wallet and status in Copay wallet is "Locked Balance". My question is ...
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Claiming Bitcoin Gold from BTC address private key using Coinomi gives an error - “the private key does not contain any funds”

When I create a new wallet in Coinomi and try to sweep my old BTC private key (BTC since transferred to another address) I get an error - "The private key does not contain any funds". I'm receiving ...
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Ho to spend bitcoin in MultiBit Classic in these times of high transaction fees?

I bought some bitcoin back in 2013 and transferred it to my private wallet managed by MultiBit classic 0.5.17. I have successfully used the system and spent some of the funds in MultiBit Classic as ...
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Why is SegWit disabled and old address gone when recovering an Armory paper wallet?

I wanted to make absolutely sure I could recover my Armory wallet with M of N recovery keys. So instead of doing just a test, I deleted the wallet and restored it. But now Segwit for getting receiving ...
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I sent litecoin to my bitcoin address, on my nano ledger

So I am very new to cryptocurrencies and have already made my first mistake. I used shapeshift.io to transfer bitcoin to litecoin, and entered a bitcoin address as the recipient to receive the ...
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how to import my wallet from blockchain.info into bitcoin-qt?

I have read the related discussions about how to import a wallet and though they are close, the answers does not help with this problem so I'm asking it here and now. I have my bitcoin public ...
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How can I recover my bitcoin

I bought bitcoins from coin.mx and I understand that the government shut them down,what happens to the wallet and the bitcoins
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I have an issue with my wallet. it is giving me fatal error

Sorry to ask it here because I can not find a better place.. This question is related to my Dogecoin wallet ... I accumulated some dogecoin in the past, but I have not been able to recover them for ...
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Old (2010) Wallet - Can't figure out best and safest way to extract

The following is based on my very limited understanding of the software involved in Bitcoin (I have a reasonable understanding of the structure of Bitcoin itself at a high level). I read an article ...
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How to retrieve Trezor wallet with recovery seed?

I've been at this for days now without finding the links to click on. I have a Trezor wallet that I bought years ago. It has some bitcoins on it. I have the recovery seed, but I lost the pin. From ...
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How do I extract get money off a local wallet with only the key words?

I am a bit new to BitCoin and as it happened, I just transfered some money into my wallet when I noticed that my client (MultiBit HD) won't let me log into it anymore. Apparently it's a thing since ...
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Recover electrum wallet with only wallet file?

I have an electrum wallet file and I thought I created a backup of the seed, but now I cannot find it anywhere. When I try use it with the current version of electrum, it won't open it. Is there ...
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Bitcoin Core QT Fatal Error after moving block folder, can't retrieve Private Key

I have tried installing Bitcoin Core on my PC and without thinking, I went on and bought some coins (I was trying to be organized, so by the time the sync was done I would already have the coin). 90% ...
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Multibit Private Key Restore

I backed up my private key and restored it into a new copy of Multibit (difference machine). The import was successful but the public key address has not been updated with my previous address. I've ...
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Obtaining private key from mnemonic keywords

A customer of us can't remember which wallet he has used before (in 2014), but he still knows his public wallet address and als the 12 words for recovery. We have a choice of 3 different wallets which ...
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Wallet from 2011

dat in an old hard drive but it seems like its overwrited with some windows sh**. Is there any way to recover it or recover other data from the other files like debug.log or db, or addr?
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I mistakenly sent BTC (Bitcoin) from Coinbase to BCD (Bitcoin Diamond) at my Atomic Wallet, can i get it back?

I put in a support ticket with Atomic Wallet and they provided me with the address where the funds are, but said they were not aware of a way to get the funds back. They directed me to ask the crypto ...
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Help to recover BTC

In 2013 i purchased some BTC. From the guy that sold me i have recieved some text and password. The text has 76 signs. Starts with AAQ and has + sign. Also has upper and lower case letters and numbers ...
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Unuseful backup

I know wallet.dat needs to do back up every time after I am going a transaction, 'because the backup will become unuseful. After what else cases do I need to do backup again? What cases do my last ...
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Recovery Words from ~2013 Wallet Contains 4 Invalid Words

I came across my wallet from 2013 on an old external hard drive along with info like the 12 recovery words, address, etc. I've tried recovering/importing it to a bunch of different wallets, but all of ...
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I lost my wallet, can someone just help me with my investigation?

Im from Argentina, living in Spain, so im sorry for me english. I will try to explain: Back in 2013, i had a butterfly equipment...i bought one to resell in Argentina, and i did mining like few months,...
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Recovering an old Multibit wallet file (76 characters long)

I have a wallet file from 2011 back when I used to play around with Bitcoin. I used an old version of Multibit which has since long been unavailable. My wallet looks like this: # KEEP YOUR PRIVATE ...
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I had a BTC wallet and had done some mining on my laptop a few years ago, now i can't find it

So, this is the situation.... I had a BTC wallet and had done some mining on my laptop a few years ago (my now EX wife thought it was a waste of time....lol), now I can't find it and can't open ...
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Keep getting non base-58 character error when trying to recover my old wallet. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?

Basically I made a purchase with bitcoins back in ~2014 and I remember that I had a little bit leftover. However all documentation I have is a file labelled wallet with a huge string of characters. ...
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How can I recover a electrum wallet with passphrase and keystore file?

Is there a way to recover a electrum wallet without the seed? I have the adress, passphrase and the wallet file. I tried restoring it but it asks for seed/ master key. I don't have those? Is there ...
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Verify that WIF corresponds with bip32 extended public key

I have a bip38 encrypted private key that I lost the password to, and I have its corresponding extended public key. I want to brute force passwords as I have an idea of what it might be, but I need to ...
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Old wallet.dat from 2016 with some btc not confirmed or in mempool

So I backed up a my bitcoin core wallet on an external drive back in 2016 and installed a new OS. I didn't really check on the wallet until recently and am having a bit of trouble getting the coins ...
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Trying to remember email

I have a 12 word passphrase and password from blockchain.info. Trouble is that I can't remember the email I used. Is there a way to retrieve the email with these two pieces of information?
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Unable to decrypt wallet.wallet file

I have a wallet.wallet file that I think was created with Android bitcoin wallet or Multibit. It's base64 encoded. Putting it in a decoder, it gives me this information, redacted just in case: {"...