Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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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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Manually extracting ledger nano s wallet public / private keys using “Mnemonic Code Converter” from ledger

I have the following example seed: morning twist board pelican denial retire middle inherit evil ritual omit fade general toddler grace evoke recipe sad minor destroy public dawn scissors cube ...
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Cloning a HW wallet's contents to one or more other HW wallets

Is it possible/feasible to clone the contents of a HW wallet to one ot more other HW wallets ( for example to have identical copies in different locations for backup )? It appears that this should ...
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How to retrieve unclaimed BTC for wallets whose private key is lost [duplicate]

How to retrieve unclaimed BTC for wallets whose private key is lost Kindly share details
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How do wallets (like jaxx) pair with each other using the mnemonic seed phrase?

I'm a bit puzzled on how a wallet pairing process works. I know you can restore you parent private key from a mnemonic seed phrase. This will give you a parent private key. Using this private key how ...
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Recover keys from legacy blockchain wallet's mnemonic?

I have an old blockchain wallet that is worth trying to salvage It seems the old password that the 18 word mnemonic originally had isn't working and another password I had listed also doesn't work. ...
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blockchain.info says password is incorrect, and wont allow me to access my BTC

I had a wallet ID through blockchain.info. I signed in, received my BTC from where I bought it, all was good. I wrote down my 12 words for recovery and have them. I changed my password to something ...
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How can I recover BTC sent to BCC wallet from Bitcoin Core Wallet? [duplicate]

I sent BTC from my Core Wallet to my BCC Wallet on my phone. The BCC wallet still shows a 0 balance. How can I recover it?
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Can I retrieve funds in a derived address with a high index?

I sent funds to a derived address, but I didn't know about the gap limit and how the addresses should be used incrementally. I've used a huge value for the index but wallets only check the first few ...
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What will happen to my bitcoin if my Ledger or any bitcoin hardware wallet will damaged?

I want to buy a hardware wallet for storing bitcoin because it is safe than an online wallet but at the same time, I am thinking that what will happen to my stored bitcoin if my hardware wallet ...
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can someone please help me I am lost i transfered coins from paxfull to bitcoin core

I bought bitcoins to pay a bill. which never happened because of something called protcal? IDK. then i read online that bitcoincore was a good wallett to transfer and pay bills. now I have no idea how ...
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How to recover my Copay wallet using the 12 word seed phrase

I'm new to Bitcoin/Copay. I decided to signup at coinbase deposited $80. I read you needed a wallet. I decided on copay. Transferred the funds to my wallet. Everything processed smoothly and my copay ...
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Lost Private Keys

I have this old wallet which has funds in it. I was a bit out of business and went out of town. I recently try to create get back but poor me I miss place my credentials lucky I was able to fine my ...
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Procedure to restore Bitcoin Core backup

I am looking for the procedure necessary to restore a backup of Bitcoin Core v0.15.1 official release version. Assuming I safely exit Bitcoin Core, take a backup of the ~/.bitcoin folder and put it ...
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Recovering a Ripple wallet on Ledger Nano

I have 20 XRP in a Ledger Nano and before I load everything onto it I want to test the recovery procedure so I am prepared in case something goes wrong down the track I have read the material here on ...
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16 word recovery phrase for blockchain wallet not working

I downloaded my blockchain wallet but now i forget the password and my recovery phrase is 16 word, so I tried them but they are not working. Can somebody please help me?
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I must have written my 24 seed words incorrectly, options?

I have 24 seed words for a wallet (greenaddress), and also had access to that wallet with a simple passphrase on my machine. I wrote down two backups of the seed words which are identical, yet I must ...
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I used the wallet out of sync and cannot find my adress

This is the first time I am buying BTC, I used my bitcoin core wallet out of sync to generate and address and then I shut down the PC after the full sync has been made. Now I cannot find the address ...
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“wallet corrupt salvage failed” Error. Help with pywallet

I have an old wallet from 2013 with some BTC in it possibly. I have guesses for what the passphrase could be but not 100% sure on it. Everything I find online is to use pywallet but I unfortunately am ...
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Copying an old private key (from 2011) into Electrum: any risks?

I have an old phone, with a version of the Bitcoin wallet from 2011. It has a few satoshis in it, which are now worth enough to be worth recovering. However, the phone can't connect to the Internet. ...
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Wallet Recovery

In 2013 I started downloading BitcoinQT and the blockchain thinking I was going to mine. I never even finished the download and eventually deleted it from the computer. I still have my wallet ID and ...
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Updating a Bitcoin wallet

I have a harddrive with an old wallet but I am not sure what I need to do to see how much BTC I have. I have read quite a few notes, but I am looking for the latest information. I want to continue ...
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it seems i bought bitcoins but they weren't associated to by wallet.. is this possible?

my wallet has the same receiving address in the unused addresses as the bitcoin transaction in the blockchain however the bitcoins are not in my wallet. How can I recover them.
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Convert P2SH to P2PKH

I'm using btcrecover to recover a Ledger BIP39 backup seed that I wrote down but seems to be wrong. The tool only accepts P2PKH addresses and my account was created very recently in this kind of ...
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Recover bitcoin wallet with old Private Key

about 3 years ago I created my bit coin wallet and purchased few bit coins. I have done couple transactions with my wallet paying for things I bought in the internet. I have no record of my wallet ...
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Is it possible to recover coins after clicking on Reset Options button?

I use emercoin windows wallet - Emercoin Core version v0.6.3emc (64-bit) I clicked the button - Reset options. The app restarted, and balance changed to 0. The wallet was completely out of sync ...
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Bitcoin Recovery Email or Hard Drive

I received 100 bitcoins from a donor around 2009 but do not remember name of donor, their email address or password etc to recover the bitcoins! Any suggestions or advice? I am seeking someone to ...
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Why do people go looking for old hardware that has a wallet?

Don't you just need the recovery phrase to get your bitcoins back if your computer is lost or damaged? I don't understand these stories of people trying to find old computers with wallets on them at ...
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Recovering My BitCoin Core Account/Wallet

My name is Patrick and I need assistance recovering my account. My brother sent me some bitcoin to my bitcoin core wallet. I am unable to access this due to my laptop becoming infected with a virus ...
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Help. Lost my backup phrase, but I have access to my wallet

When I downloaded the wallet on my phone I was asked to write down a strange, meaningless phrase on a paper so I could access my bitcoins if they were lost, and I did so. I know pretty good why does ...
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Unsure where to look

Here is an odd situation, I believe. I THINK I created a Bitcoin account many years ago. It seems there was a site that gave bitcoin to people who signed up. It was just a few. My sister sent me a ...
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Old Wallet, Private key and known public address

This is the scenario I have an old wallet This wallet misses a transaction. This transaction was confirmed several times in 2014 I have the public address of that transaction If I ask to my friend ...
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Deleting and restoring wallet

Is it safe to delete my bitcoin wallet (coinomi) and restore it from 24 words phrase when ever i need it (once a year)
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Bitcoin Wallet for Android - permission denied decrypting the wallet backup file using OpenSSL

I've followed the advice found on the https://github.com/bitcoin-wallet/bitcoin-wallet/blob/master/wallet/README.recover.md, but I'm having issues decrypted a wallet backup file When I run below line ...
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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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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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does 24-word recovery seed recover just bitcoins or all coins?

I keep Bitcoins, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum (via My Ethereum Wallet) and Litecoins on a Trezor. Question 1: In the event that my Trezor is lost or destroyed, will my 24 word recovery ...
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I forgot my bitcoin core passphrase. Is there anyway I can recover?

I've tried brute forcing it. Doesn't work. 0.02 BTC in the wallet.
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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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How to recover blockchain.info legacy wallet? [duplicate]

I gathered that Blockchain switched to new-style HD wallets sometime in 2016. At that time they used to have logins for both new-style and legacy wallet IDs. They no longer support logins with legacy ...
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Will bitcoin core have to re-sync the whole block chain if I replace my wallet?

I have an old wallet from 2013. After backing up and replacing my current wallet with the new one, will it require the client to re-sync and re-download the whole blockchain? Last time it took about a ...
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Password recovery

I have an classic Multibit wallet, but I don't remember the password. I do have 12 words that I wrote down. Is there any way I can open my wallet?
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Bity IPhone App gone

I had a couple of bitcoins in a iPhone “Bity” app wallet. I hadn’t accessed that wallet in a few years. After hearing the recent bitcoin value, I decided to get into my wallet to see how many ...
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Difficulty of brute-forcing a seed with missing words?

Given a 12 or 24 word seed with one one or more missing words what would be the difficulty of brute-forcing the missing words? E.g. for: one missing word two missing words three missing words By ...
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How to restore wallet from 15-word seed mnemonic?

The wallet was created around Feb 2013, using unknown wallet software. All that is known is a passprase, and 15 words. I suspect the passphrase was used to encrypt the wallet, and is probably ...
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Help! I Synced an empty JAXX wallet over one that had funds in it

I got a new phone and tried to snyc my Jaxx Wallet with my old phone, because they were both Samsung S5's I downloaded the Jaxx wallet on my new phone and tried to sync it with the old one, the ...
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Is there anyway to check if someone has a bitcoin wallet?

My son passed away years ago and it has been brought to my attention he may have bought a sum of bitcoin years ago. Can someone please tell me how I can check to see if his wallet is still active?
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Unable to get private key for Blockchain wallet

I am new to BTC and I have a question: How to get private key from Blockchain wallet for a "Watch only" address? I have been trying for days with no positive results. Thanks.
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Just got back into bitcoin but theres almost no way for me to use my bitcoins, please help!

I recently got back into bitcoin after 3 years and I want access to my wallet I saved on my HardDisk a while back. It seems the wallet manager I used (multibit wallet) is out of date. However NO other ...
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Found my wallet on my external HDD but it has changed the adress and it was empty after synchronising. I can see in blockchain.info that its not empty

Can anyone help me,i found my wallet from 2013 on my HDD. I noticed that it has changed its adress and there were no BTC on it after synchronising on my laptop. I can see in blockchain.info.com that ...

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