Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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Bitcoin disappeared after resetting the blockchain and transactions

I'm looking for some advice on trying to recover bitcoins. I transferred some bitcoin to my multibit wallet, it came through but still didn't confirm after 20 hours. So I tried resetting the ...
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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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BTC recovery from registration details without wallet.dat [closed]

I started mining march 2009, i remember registering. is there any way to get my BTC back from the registration process? I know you need the wallet.dat and the password or key to access the BTC, but is ...
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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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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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Is having a copy of my wallet.dat file enough to recover lost Bitcoin? [duplicate]

I have been using Bitcoin-qt to mine bitcoin. I am a little worried about losing my coins on my computer, so I have made a backup of my wallet.dat file and put it somewhere safe. Is this the right ...
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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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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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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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If I only know my private key, can I still login to my wallet, even if this requires some calculations?

I keep my 12 word mnemonics carefully off line. But suppose I just had my private key left after some disaster or other could I then, after some procedures, log in to my wallet ? I can see that I can ...
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How do I restore use of my wallet.dat file, last used in 2013?

I found a wallet.dat file in my backup folder, which I recall last using in 2013. I'm curious to see what the BTC contents are, which I recall being a really small fraction of BTC. In any case, is ...
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Seed restore from one wallet to another

Researching about restore walletS using seeds, I have one question: I have 1 Jaxx wallet and the seed assigned to it. Then, let´s say that I find another wallet that I like more, that supports the ...
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Impossible to restore Copay wallet on new phone

I just changed my phone and reinstalled Copay. I'm trying to restore my BTC Wallet from the 12 words key phrase i saved, but copay keeps telling me "impossible to import.Wallet Recovery sentence is ...
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Lost Private Keys [duplicate]

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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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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Unsure order of 12 word mnemonic

I have a 12 word mnemonic but I'm unsure of the order, I know that the BIP39 mnemonics use a checksum, are there any tools I can use to re-order the 12 words correctly so that they pass the checksum?
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Help please recovering a wallet from a 17 word mnemonic phrase and other info

4 years ago I bought bitcoin and I have a 17 word mnemonic phrase an identifier a bitcoin address and what I believe is a password Does anyone know how I can access this bitcoin?
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Need help recovering lost bitcoins from a crashed computer's wallet file

Hi so a few years back I purchased 25 bitcoins, after I purchased them I placed them in a wallet, my computer crashed and I got a new one forgetting about the bitcoins, now seeing the high price for ...
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How to transfer bitcoins from old wallet to new wallet? Have no wallet.dat info

I've been researching and trying different things for few weeks now and I hope that you guys will be able to help me out. I'm attempting to recover my bitcoins from years ago.. but I have no wallet....
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What happens to wallet.dat if I uninstall and re-install on Windows Bitcoin desktop client?

If I uninstall Bitcoin Core desktop client, what happens to the wallet.dat? Is this erased or left in place? If I install Bitcore Core desktop again, does my wallet.dat get overwritten?
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Trying to recover a blockchain.info wallet from 2013 w/ a 29 (or 13?) word phrase

I'm trying to check in on some BTC I stored in a blockchain.info wallet 4 years ago (12/2013). I can log into my account just fine, but the wallet with my coins still needs a private key. I've got a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When importing a wallet from private key or seed phrase, how do you guess the correct address format?

I am building a bitcoin wallet. I can derive addresses using the derivation paths. How do I determine the derivation path for the seed when importing it?
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How does the 12 keyword back phrase works and how does it allow the creation of infinite number wallet address across multiple cryptocoins?

I wonder how crypto wallet like BitPay works? They claim to be an offline wallet that you can back up with simply a 12 words phrase. Yet, they allow you to create an infinite number of wallets across ...
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How to get the private keys out of old wallet.dat without syncing blockchain

I have old wallet.dat files of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Omnicore. My Bitcoin Cash wallet.dat has unbroadcasted transactions inside, so I am afraid that others might also have unbroadcasted ...
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Wallet Recovery with Bip39 Seed

From having a list of bip39 seeds, is there any way of recovering a wallet? In particular, I have a list of ~100 seeds--one of which is mine--and need an automate way of figuring out which is valid ...
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If a user recovered data directory of LN node software with an old backup, what would happen? Would cooperative channel closing be possible?

As far as I know, the "Data Loss Protection" feature would just request the counterparty to unilaterally close the channel. I wonder if mutual closing is still possible, with old channel states? By ...
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Is the unencrypted copy of the wallet still usable after a copy is encrypted?

My wallet is not protected with a password, I have a few receiving addresses generated and a some funds in it, then I make a copy of the wallet and I set a password on this one. Will the old ...
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I am unable to sync with the network because I have too little disk space

I downloaded Bîtcoin Core on a laptop without knowing it takes up a lot of space and my laptop has only 128 GB disk space. It keeps saying "low disk space" so it won't sync. I sent lots of bitcoins ...
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Software wallets and what happen if you break your computer

I've been reading about wallets, web wallets, software wallets, hardware wallets...and there is one question that I could not clear up from other threads: Your bitcoins are stored in the chain. Use ...
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On a shared wallet, if one of the recipients deleted their wallets off their phone, is there a way to rejoin? [closed]

We only had one 12 word backup for the main holder on their phone. The second person, on their phone didn’t get one(me). That I know of, I guess. But I deleted the wallet by accident. Now, is there a ...
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I have my 12 word bip39 phrase but not in the right order

I have my 12 word phrase, but when i enter it in a wallet, it brings up an empty wallet, so i think i probably wrote it down in the wrong order. What can i do to recover my wallet?
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Login Problems with Greenaddress

I need help desperately! I am trying to get to BTC that is locked in a greenaddress wallet. I can log into the view only. When I put in the mneumonic & password, the system runs through ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to tell if a file is a Bitcoin wallet?

This question is very similar to this one ("Identifying wallet file among soup of recovered .dat files"), but slightly different. I ran photorec and ended up with a bunch of files. Per this answer, I ...
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Can I retrieve missing Bitcoins that failed to process as Wallet is corrupt?

I have been using an old wallet until last year - Bitcoin Version v0.8.5-beta. QT Version 4.8.3. I stopped using it as it has become corrupt. I had made several transactions that were not successful ...

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