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

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Setting up to create PSBTs using Bitcoin Core from 10 year old non-deterministic wallet

I have an old wallet from 10+ years ago. It was created using an old version of Bitcoin Core before deterministic wallets were a thing. I have it now on an offline computer that has Bitcoin Core 21.0....
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How to force close a channel at the original state, for a good cause

A few months ago I created a payment channel from my desktop node, on LND, to my mobile node, on Blixt. Then I tested a few payments between the nodes, and the final balance on the mobile phone is now ...
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Derivation path for brute forcing "25th word" on a multisig wallet

So I added a 25th word to my seed, forgot it, and am (after 6 months of on and off guessing) relegated to brute force (3rdIteration/btcrecover). Succinct question: what derivation path should I ...
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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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What format is this wallet stored in?

Background Some years ago (2017) I must have found a way to 'serialise' my wallet, because I stored the following in my password manager: Name: "Bitcoin wallet" Password: (typical generated ...
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Partial private key recovery

I had the pleasure of setting up a Bitcoin wallet using the Blue Wallet app and diligently noted down the 52 characters of my private key on a piece of paper for backup purposes. Upon revisiting the ...
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Stuck in the middle between unconfirmed transaction and empty wallet

I initially set a low fee to one transaction, trying to cancel the transaction I runned bit coin core with -zapwallettxes and all transactions in bit coin core disappeared. I still can see the ...
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How do I gain access to the on-chain funds with hsm_secret?

I had a Core Lightning node running properly, but it suddenly somehow stopped working. I force-closed the only channel I owned (from my other node), and since I can't start the lightning daemon (with ...
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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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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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How to decrypt encrypted_privkey

Background how I got here: I have a very old wallet file in .dat format (from 2017) The backup is as far as I remember just a copy of the wallet file from bitcoin-core's ~/.bitcoin directory. I tried ...
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Getting "Public key is neither compressed or uncompressed" after trying to send with imported key

I still have a private key from an old Bitcoin wallet (circa 2012), and I have a private key. I downloaded the bitWallet app for iOS, entered my private key there and my wallet with balance and all ...
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Xverse Wallet. Logs into an account with a different wallet

Such a disaster happened. I created an Xverse wallet on April 20, copied the address and sent Ordinals tokens to it (address - bc1p...). I logged in today, I was kicked out of my wallet and asked to ...
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I send sats to the Bitcoin Core wallet I created some time ago without knowing what I was doing and now facing issues with withdrawal I am clueless

Some time ago, I set up a Bitcoin core wallet and sent funds to that wallet a few times thinking they'll be safely stored. Well, they are, and probably too safely. I have a hard time getting funds out....
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Bitcoin wallet carving

I've been file carving old drives and found several bitcoin Magic number headers. My question is does the wallet.dat file have a footer? Or how can I calculate the proper size of the Berkeley db file ...
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Electrum Wallet Backup and Restore process

I guess I have misunderstood something somewhere, because this process isn't working quite as I expected. I had electrum on one laptop which I am about to reset, but before doing so, I wanted to be ...
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How To Reach My Funds From My Wallet Years Ago

I have a wallet.dat and a .txt file inside this txt file wallet number like : L1aC2... and a hash like: $bitcoin$64$a2z... How can I reach to my fund inside this wallet ? I kinda have some memory ...
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Decrypt an encrypted mkey from a corrupt Bitcoin Core wallet.dat file

I have a 94 digit encrypted mkey that I obtained from my corrupted bitcoin core wallet.dat file. I also have the password, the salt, and the number of iterations. Using the password I’m unable to send ...
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How to recover from forgotten password for Bitcoin Wallet for Android backup?

Back in 2016, I had a Bitcoin wallet with a couple of euros worth of Bitcoin. I used the Android app "bitcoin wallet" to backup my wallet but I had to use a password. This week, I found the ...
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How to import private keys from Multibit 0.5.13 to another wallet?

Can anyone help trying to recover funds from my multibit wallet? I have the key file and private keys. Is there any way I can import them into another wallet? I tried to sweep them with electrum, that ...
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Claimed Bitcoin before high security

I claimed a paper wallet on Crypto.com before the high security went into affect. I am unable to get into my account and access my currency. Pass phrases, I.D., s.s., were not part of the process at ...
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Extracting forkcoins from legacy multisig Copay wallet

In 2017, we made an m-out-of-n multisignature wallet in the Copay app. After this time, several forks have arisen. Bitpay, the successor of Copay, does have built in support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ...
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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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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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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 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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3 words out of order took me 1.8 trillion guesses. Does anybody know how to calculate 4 and 5 words out of order?

I am using btc recover to recover my wallet. It’s a 12 word phrase. I remember 9-10 words but out of order. I remember the order of 1 and 2. What is the best technique to run by recover in this case? ...
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(Mac user) Found old Multibit.key file and have installed Classic. I have imported the key and it is now syncing... what next?

From searching around I have managed to install MultiBit classic and amended the java file so it would work. Imported the key and I think entered the password correctly, it now says: importing private ...
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