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

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How do I export a private key from my Bitcoin-QT wallet if the wallet isn't synced? [duplicate]

I started syncing a bitcoin-qt client, and had somebody send me funds to an address generated in the client. I then stupidly decided to speed up the syncing process and downloaded a torrent of ...
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How to import old wallet to Multibit?

I had 2 Bitcoins on my old PC and got a virus so did a format. But I also did a backup of my bitcoin wallet. Now I want to sell these bitcoins but when I went to the site, the official client was ...
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Recovering Bitcoin / Litcoin wallet with partial PyWallet recovery

My wallet disappeared over a year ago with 200+ LTC in it, possibly due to me running CCleaner for Mac over my machine (which looks for and deletes .dat files as part of its sweep as far as i can tell)...
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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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Restore encrypted wallet

I need to restore a wallet created with bitcoin-qt which was encrypted. I have the encrypted wallet.dat file only. Do I restore this simply by replacing the current wallet.dat with my backup wallet....
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Salvaged possible wallet from corrupt HDD ... now what?

In short, I bought a few BTC years ago when they were very cheap. I reformatted my HDD and reinstalled the OS. I have used PhotoRec and http://www.cyplo.net/2012/04/01/bitcoin-wallet-recovery-...
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Corrupt wallet.dat file - Try quitting bitcoin and running this again

I have made a few major mistakes and am making a last ditch effort to recover my bitcoins. I had a wallet.dat file on a previous installation of windows, after reformatting (with no previous back up, ...
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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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Why does Bitcoin-Qt not launch the program, on Mac

I can't believe that I have lost my Bitcoin Wallet just because I clicked on the red spot on the window of it on my Mac. Or was this enough to loose it??? I think I have the address (does it start ...
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Installed MacOSX over HDD containing wallet [duplicate]

I formatted and re installed MacOSX on the HDD that contained my wallet.dat. I have no backup of it. Any ideas how I could possibly recover this file and my Bitcoins?
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Wallet balance zero after restoring wallet.dat

I recently restored my wallet.dat file from another machine. The wallet.dat came from a Linux machine (debian), and was restored to a Windows bitcoin install. After restoring I can see the correct ...
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There is at least one totally "offline" backup of blockchain?

I know that it can be a little paranoid yet, but anyone ever did an offline backup of blockchain in case of a kind of geomagnetic storm? Imagine if all clients of the world lost the data. I know the ...
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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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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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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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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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