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

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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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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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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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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 recover Bitcoin files from 2011 that were erased using the Gutmann method

Всем доброго времени суток. С 2011 года на жестком диске хранился файл блок биткойн с наградой в 50 btc. Супруга по не знанию о криптовалюте удалила несколько папок включая и папку с файлом биткойн. ...
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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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BitcoinCore cant load wallet

I have retrieved an old wallet.dat file from my harddrive that crashed about 5 years ago. I have downloaded the new version of bitcoincore and downloaded the blockchain. I have then copied the wallet....
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Need to find bitcoin wallet circa 2015

During this bitcoin boom I remember going to a bitcoin event and the host had me open a wallet and used an ATM to deposit $1 in it. I dug through my old photos and I took a screenshot of my passphrase ...
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How to recover blockchain.info wallet from 12-word passphrase and password

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: {"...
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Does my wallet.dat file contain all wallets?

I have backed up my wallet.dat file, but now I find myself wondering if bitcoin core stores all newly generated wallets in the same wallet.dat file. Of course this is after having accidentally deleted ...
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Bitcoin Wallet Empty after importing using key phrase

I've recently tried to recover my Bitcoin wallet after changing phones however after importing the wallet using the 12 word keyphrase my wallet is empty (there was Bitcoin in the before). I've scanned ...
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How can I check if my seed matches a BTC address?

I have a seed with 12 words from Coinbase Wallet. The derivation path is: Segwit Native (p2wpkh) m/84'/0'/0' BIP84. The first address generated seems to be wrong because it does not get generated ...
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How to decrypt Bitcoin private key that is encrypted with PKBDF2-SHA256 and iterations and salt

I have exported wallet with encrypted keys and that wallet provider is closed. Is there a way to decrypt priv that is encrypted with PKBDF2-SHA256, iterations and salt. I think I remember the password ...
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Can i recover my bitcoin id with my names [closed]

Can I use my names to recover my bitcoin ID and account? I want to recover my bitcoin account but I don't remember anything about it. I want to use my names.
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How can I recover an Exodus Wallet with lost password?

Four years ago, I bought Bitcoin for my son. I bought this via Coinbase which I then transferred to an Exodus Wallet. I lost my Exodus password. I saved a string with 34 characters containing a ...
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Decrypting Bitcoin Core wallet with password that contains special characters

I have come across a Bitcoin Core wallet that uses a special character for the passphrase. When attempting to decrypt, it accepts the password but does not decrypt part of the keys. Is there a known ...
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Can not find or remember exchange

About 4 years ago i gave my son some BTC for his Birthday.... Trying to teach him a bit of financial responsibility..... he created a wallet, on an exchange i believe, i wasnt part of that, as i ...
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is there some one expert with the btc recovery tool?

trying to use btc recovery tool , installed every thing , python 2.7 and all the required pibs . followed tutorials . actually i need to find second password so am using the command i.e c:\python27\...
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I have a txt file labelled private key, inside is what i assume to be base64 string ending with =

I have a txt file labelled private key, inside is what i assume to be base64 string ending with =, is there any way I can access the wallet I assume this is the private key for?
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How to pass passphrase to BTCRecover?

I try to use BTCRecover, because I can not recover my old Copay app. All I have 12 word a BTC address passphrase (a good guess on it) Checking this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q65eqpf4gE ...
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Bitcoin Core recovery with Just Passphrase and Wallet ID

I have a wallet ID and my passphrase but I have lost access to my Wallet and Keys due to a fire. Is there a way for me to recover my Wallet? The Hard drive the Wallet was on was physically destroyed ...
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I have lost the ‘seed keys’ (password) to my Mycelium soft wallet (which is on my old iPhone)

I purchased Bitcoin several years go, it is on a ‘soft wallet’ (Mycelium is the name of the wallet) on an old I phone that is no longer used. Is this Bitcoin in any way recoverable?
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Recover $220 Million Worth of Bitcoin Locked in a Self Destructing Hard Drive

A NY Times article recently ran a story of Stefan Thomas who has $220 million worth of Bitcoin locked up in an encrypted hard drive: Stefan Thomas, a German-born programmer living in San Francisco, ...
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Recovering my old bitcoin wallet

As far as I can tell, my old bitcoin wallet got corrupted. It was created in Bitcoin Core in the 2014/2015s, and I'm trying to recover it. Bitcoin Core doesn't accept it anymore (and doesn't give an ...
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Is it safe to store seed phrases (private keys) in a bank vault?

If written on a piece of paper, would the recovery seed phrase or questions for accessing a collection of web wallets and hardware wallets be safe to keep in a mini vault drawer at the bank? Do bank ...
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can not access bitcoin in an address that belongs to a discontinued wallet, although i have the 12 word phrase?

I am still a Rookie regarding bitcoins and therefore apologize beforehand if I might use some words wrong. I started a bitcoin wallet through a provider some years ago and bought some bitcoin. The ...
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Recovered wallet does not contain imported address. How can I recover my funds?

I had a few transactions sitting in my imported address and not in my actual wallet (at that time I didn’t know I had to move the funds from the imported address to the main wallet). I only found out ...
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‘Forgot Wallet’

Transferred BTC from Crypto dot com app to blockchain dot com wallet. Somehow managed to “forget wallet” in blockchain. Have my 12 words and tried to recover but no luck. It was mentioned to me that ...
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How a new wallet knows balances locked in P2SH transactions?

If my old wallet created and submitted a P2SH TX to the blockchain, and I migrate to a completely different wallet, how can the new wallet detect that that UTXO belongs to me? Since the script is ...
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I have forgotten my Blockchain account password and 12 word recovery. I have the wallet id and password to the wallet. Can i get my funds back?

I have forgotten my Blockchain bitcoin account password and 12 word recovery(possibly didn't even create one). However I do have my wallet id and the password to the wallet. Is there a way to get the ...
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Recovering blockchain.com wallet [closed]

Kind of a long story, I'll try to be consice - Back in 2013 I've opened 2 wallets at blockchain.com (back then it was blockchain.info) and I have funds in both wallets. Tried to access the wallets ...
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Can I obtain my bitcoin wallet files back from my HDD from the old OS?

So i guess now its good time again to give my lost wallet files another attempt. I'm an idiot for doing such a thing but then I heard perhaps I can unformat my HDD and retrieve my files back. I ...
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lost 4 out of 12 recovery phrase

I lost 4 out of 12 recovery phrase I even cant remember public address is there a way I can find them back please help me thanks a lot
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In a multisig wallet setup what needs to be backed up and why?

In a multisig wallet setup what needs to be backed up and why?
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BTC Treasure hunt

Alright, I’m new to Bitcoin/Crypto, and this might be a long story but worth it. My life long friend had a $50 Visa gift card back in 2009-2011. His friends were over the house one day and mentioned ...
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Corrupted old bitcoin wallet. !!!file unknown has LSN!

I have a corrupted UN-ENCRYPTED bitcoin wallet from 2013. what I have tried so far with both wallet: 1, with old and new version of bitcoin client the wallet just creating a .bak file and not showing ...
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Ledger: is the private key tied to the device or the wallet?

Context: I have a Nano S since before, with one recovery phrase and a wallet with some minor BTC on it. Bought a Nano X, set up with a new phrase, and a new wallet, and put some coins in that. Then I ...
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Master Seed from Mycellium does not concord with address Mycellium app generated for me

Created MYCELLIUM wallet in 2017 - copied down Master Seed, been transacting ever since. Upgrades of various phones, always reinstalled latest Mycellium and used master-seed to restore, no issues. ...
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I've inherited BTC, how do I recover and sell it?

Update>>> I have the 12 word phrase and the 34 letter and number address for wallet... Mom passed away the day after Thanksgiving. I have all her paperwork and mine as I was her only child. I ...
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Can I restore old MultiBit wallet with receive address and password?

I have the multibit receive address and the password, from maybe 2014 or so. The actual wallet is on a drive I will have to have recovered. Is there any way to recover with and/or without having the ...
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BRD Wallet Recovery - Only have the first 11 words

I went to recover the wallet from my backup 12 word recovery phase, but it turns out I only have the first 11 words. The last word was replaced with the " character. I must have had the notepad ...
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Can I recover my Bitcoins bought in 2009? [closed]

I am a complete novice to the whole Bitcoin thing. Can someone advise me please? I bought Bitcoin in 2009 when it was first launched. I had downloaded the wallet(been told it was a Bitcoin qt wallet)...
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What is this 18-word seed of random letters?

I have a seed from a few years ago that looks like this: this is not the actual seed, but it's random letters just like this: nasd oasi lksn oifd nwee ckvj osdi pwer asem pasd werw nase nwqe noas pmrr ...
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Is there a 'BTC Refund Department'?

I have been scammed 6 months ago. Now someone is calling me from BTC REFUND DEPARTMENT. He said that I have under my name the bitcoins that have been scammed. But the way to take this amount is to ...
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Bitcoin fund disappeared from my Mycellium account

I've recently made a purchase of some BTC through KuCoin. Transaction was approved and I then proceeded to transfer that money to my Mycelium account. 1Cht7fCGg7Kw2m5qAtRyrx7s9AjstGkX13 (transaction ...
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I had bitcoin stored on my phone, but then lost my phone, please help [closed]

I had some bitcoins stored on my cell phone, but then it was stolen from me. How can I recover the bitcoins? Please help me!
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Brute force a wallet.dat file

I have a wallet.dat file which is encrypted and I can remember that I have put only numbers as password(4 or 5 digits, not more, not less). My friend suggested to do brute force on it using python. ...
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How can I import a private key into a pruned node?

I am trying to restore my Bitcoin Core wallet, but I only have the private key and passphrase, I don't have a wallet.dat file. I tried using importprivkey privatekey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx which gave ...
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Lost wallet problem: I have a 240 byte file from a 2013 wallet. Can I access bitcoin with this?

I lost the device with my Android Bitcoin Wallet late 2013. At the time, I had stored a 'wallet backup' file. It has no extension, is 240 bytes, and begins with 'U'. With only that file, is it ...
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