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

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Is it not possible to have password reset feature in Bitcoin Core Wallet?

I would like to know why there is no feature to retrieve forgot password or reset with a new password ? Thanks
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Get Wallet balance from SeedPhrases

does anyone know how to get a Crypto wallet balance wit just SeedPhrase without having to log in to the account.
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Wallet phrase recovery

I already have 12 phrase for my wallet but they are not in order.Is there any program to re-arrange the wallet phrase?
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Setting Up Multisig Correctly

I'm looking into setting up a multisig setup using Sparrow, and wanted to see if anyone can find any flaws in my set up, and potentially accessing my funds if I lose a key. set up = 2 of 3 Key store 1 ...
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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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Does a 12 word recovery phrase offer the same security as 24 words?

Watching this Q&A with andreas he states that a 12 word recovery phrase offers the same amount of security as a 24 word seed phrase as the output is 128 bits either way. If this is the case, why ...
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I have all 12 phrase words, but can't figure out the order of the last six words. What do I do?

I'm trying to recover my Trust Wallet account. I have all 12 words of my phrase. For 6 of them I strongly believe that I know the right order but the remaining 6 words are completely random. Is there ...
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If I sent the USDT to the scammer's ERC20 &TRC20 addresses, is there any chance to get them back? [closed]

I was scammed by a man from an online dating site, I lost everything but even in debt... After he got my trust and started teaching me how to invest in Bitcoin. He sent me a fake platform link, I ...
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Identify Wallet based upon word phrase

I have my 12 words and used Trust wallet to import my (unidentified) wallet but I'm not sure of which wallet site it comes from. Is there anyway to identify which wallet it is by my 12 words in using ...
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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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How to write down an entire Bitcoin Core wallet through text

I have unclear ideas and I write because I would like some good soul to clear them up. I'm looking for a way to be able to recover a wallet created with Bitcoin Core, having only a short sequence of ...
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What are the formats of a private key?

I copied my private key to a file and I can't remember what the string begins with. Can you help me by giving me the different types of private key: number of characters and and with which characters ...
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One seed phrase for multiple currencies on HW wallet

If I use a hardware wallet with multiple cryptocurrencies, then I guess it uses multiple addresses to store them, right? Now I'd like to back up this wallet on a piece of paper in case it's destroyed. ...
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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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Electrum wallet.dat

I have an old Electrum wallet.dat that is password protected. I know the password, but the seed is lost. Can this be recovered? When trying to open the wallet in Electrum, there is an error:
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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 a BIP39 seed but I cannot successfully recover the wallet on Electrum

Saw a photo of a screenshot I took and uploaded to Facebook 8 years ago, the address in the picture was this https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/19ScMXCyxoL1igxuw2LqRCtfdZb5WdQGJC and turns out ...
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Is it possible to recover a wallet from Address and Password?

I had an Electrum wallet on my laptop that broke, contrary to the usual "forgot my password" questions, I do have my password but I don't have the seed and the laptop is on repair and the ...
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2009-2011 digital wallets

Is there away to find digital wallets online from 2009-2011. With the wallet ID - 12 words - 64 private n public - bit address - hash - signature. - my friend who died left me to remember before he ...
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Recovering an Hierarchical Deterministic wallet

Does the use of an HD wallet (with BIP 32 and BIP 39) guarantee the possibility of its recovery in an HD wallet of any manufacturer, whether it's software or hardware? Or sometimes there are cases of ...
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Can't Access funds due to derivation path

I created a seed phrase and public key via the following Node.js code: const mnemonic = bip39.generateMnemonic() const seed = await bip39.mnemonicToSeed(mnemonic) const node = bip32.fromSeed(seed) ...
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Salvaging an old, incompatible wallet with bitcoind

I have an old wallet, created with a very old version of bitcoind, which I'm trying to access once again. I'm trying to understand the various issues that might be preventing me from seeing any ...
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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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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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What type of wallet support French seed-phrases?

been struggling to find wallet to restore it as it seems most wallets support only English.
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Triying to help grandpa recover his bitcoins [duplicate]

Back in 2013 my grandfather bought BTC. Wallet.dat file was lost most likely due to pc formatting. He would like to recover his wallet or bitcoins or whatever is possible I don't understand much about ...
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Bitcoin QT restore old wallet.dat - needed for Israel supreme court

Though I am sure it's probably not the first time you get this inquiry, I am pretty sure it has some unique characteristics. My name is Roy Arav. I am from Israel. In Israel, banks totally forbid ...
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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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How can I recover my Copay app after forgetting my PIN?

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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Recovering dogecoin wallet [closed]

My brother and I had some dogecoins from way back. He reformatted his hard drive at least once, maybe twice. I have no hope in recovering them but I am going to try. People are telling me to not ...
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How to share your wallet key/seed in case you are hit by a bus

This very useful answer says: Share overlapping parts of your private-key or seed phrase with several family members with instructions on what to do if you are hit by a bus this afternoon. This ...
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how to see my private key bye decrypted wallet.dat [closed]

How to decrypted my wallet.dat (Yes, I know the password) so i can see my private key? if anyone can help there is 1 LTC for them
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how to recover funds from blockchain

I forgot my password of Blockchain Wallet and i tried to recover from (12 word backup phrase key but it has generated a new wallet) on the same 12 word backup key and it has different (wallet ID) but ...
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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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I have an old blockchain wallet and a .txt file of 43 words, but the site wants 12 words?

I have a wallet.aes.json file and a .txt file that contains 43 random words. They were both made within minutes of each other back in early 2014, and my confirmation emails from blockchain are also ...
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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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BTC Treasure Hunt Volume 2

Similar to Whoiszo, I too am helping a friend locate a bitcoin treasure. In a period between 2010 and 2011 my friend owned a blackberry curve 8330. At the time she was into some online gambling and ...
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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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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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Is it actually possible to secure your coins while also allowing access to "near and dear" when you die?

I have my wallet.dat files encrypted, stored on a computer which in turn is encrypted. All storage devices where the files are backed up to are also encrypted. I strongly doubt that any human could ...
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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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Is the secret seed number also the private number?

I purchased a bitcoin in 2014 from Coinbase. I received a long alphanumeric number. No private code or seed phrase. I received a 16-digit secret seed at a later date. Is the secret seed I received a ...
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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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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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I used to mine Bitcoin back in 2015/2016 but can't find my wallet now [duplicate]

It was on an old laptop that I got fixed. The laptop works but I don't remember my the app names of the wallet I used or the mining software. I tried searching for 'wallet.dat' and it didn't find ...
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Electrum on Android - where is wallet.dat hidden?

Does anyone knows where Electrum android app saves its wallet.dat on phone/sd memory? If such files exists is it possible to transfer it between phones? I have forgotten my seed words (and do not want ...
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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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