Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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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 It seems the wallet manager I used (multibit wallet) is out of date.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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How to restore wallet from wallet words after hard drive crash with no back up?

If I lost wallets on hard drive crash, how do I restore with just my wallet words? Restoring data from back up is not working
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Stuck recovering what appears to be a seed for a wallet

I've been passed a piece of text from my father who's not really interested in the crypto space. He claims he bought a fraction of a coin a few years ago (about 4) and placed the wallet on a paper ...
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How can I import my BitGo wallet backup into Electrum?

I went through several similar question poster previously, but couldn't figure out what the issue is. A year ago, I had generated a paper wallet. I am not sure how I can sweep it to my electrum wallet....
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The first bitcoin wallets?

I am trying to track down my old wallet, and I can't remember what kind of wallet it was! I am wondering what some of the first most popular wallets were, from the start of bitcoin in 2009 to about ...
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Can I spend my bitcoin without knowing how to get into my bitcoin wallet?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I bought bitcoin about 2 years ago. Put it in coinbase wallet. I have the lost my ability to log in and cannot remember my old phone# to reopen the wallet. I ...
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I have the identifiers for my wallet, but I don't know how to access it

I am a cryptocurrency novice, so I apologize in advance if this question is too basic. About a year or so ago I created 2 bitcoin wallets and put a small amount of money in them. I forgot about them ...
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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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How do you get back the private keys you used, after you deploy your wallet with a 12 word seed?

If I change computers and use the 12 word seed to use my wallet, how will the client know which private key I used in the previous computer?
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What happens to the original bitcoin after a wallet restore?

I'm thinking of buying some bitcoins. Before I do I want to be sure that I can backup and restore my wallet - Bitcoin Core. This seemed to go ok, the bitcoin loaded into the new wallet which was on a ...
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Can a resynchronization be avoided when recovering a wallet in Bitcoin Core?

I have tried to restore my wallet by replacing wallet.dat with my file, but the issue is that Bitcoin Core started synchronizing from 8 years again. Can some one help me to avoid this because I ...
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How to access bitcoin wallet on an android that became unresponsive?

My Galaxy S4 mini suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. It won't turn on via any recommended action or new battery, recovery software from the laptop can't seem to connect as a result. I ...
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How to recover access to funds with blockchain.info passphrase

Now at blockchain.info wallet I did backup my pass phrase. But I have no idea what my private key(s) are. There is no export that I can find. I understand there used to be. If blockchain.info goes ...
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Import Multibit HD Wallets

I have 4 wallets in Multibit HD. I have password, secret words and time stamps for each wallet. I want to move to a new computer, I know that I can use RESTORE button in Multibit HD. but I am afraid ...
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Are multibit HD (or other no web wallet) and Blockchain.info wallet words compatible?

Well the title says it. I tried to enter blockchain.info seed words into multibit, but it doesn't seem to be working. So what I'm trying to do is to have multibit (or other) alternative of my ...
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How to restore a backup made when using the big 20 Gigabyte Core Wallet to current MultiBit wallet?

Been running an s3 with slush's pool for a month or so and accumulated maybe 20% of a Bitcoin. I started out using the gigantic Bitcoin Core Wallet because when I first learned about Bitcoin a couple ...
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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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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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18 word mnemonic seed that contains words outside of BIP39 wordlist, struggling to recover BTC

I recently recovered a document containing information relating to some BTC I purchased in 2015. I only have: a passphrase/password, an 18 word mnemonic phrase(the majority of which are not in the ...
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How to remove password from encrypted wallet with password? [duplicate]

Without using dumpwallet nor dumpprivkey, is there a way to take an encrypted wallet and making it decrypted so it can be used without entering a password?
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Question about modify Vanitygen

I follow the instruction on this post to create bitcoin address from given hex private key In vanitygen.c Replace EC_KEY_generate_key(pkey); with BIGNUM *res; BN_init(&start); ...
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Balance zero after recovering wallet from seed-phrase

I recently got help my some experts on how i can recover my wallet using my private key, so i went ahead and downloaded brd wallet and block chain, then proceeded to recover wallet in the first and ...
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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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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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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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Why is SegWit disabled and old address gone when recovering an Armory paper wallet?

I wanted to make absolutely sure I could recover my Armory wallet with M of N recovery keys. So instead of doing just a test, I deleted the wallet and restored it. But now Segwit for getting receiving ...
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I sent litecoin to my bitcoin address, on my nano ledger

So I am very new to cryptocurrencies and have already made my first mistake. I used shapeshift.io to transfer bitcoin to litecoin, and entered a bitcoin address as the recipient to receive the ...
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Cold storage, transferable to hardware wallet

As far as I understand, hardware wallets generate a deterministic key space using standard algorithms: starting with a (random) passphrase (and more security tokens?), they are able to rebuild the ...
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Help! I've sent ltc to bcc address

I've been stupid.. I've sent ltc's from one wallet (litebit) to a bcc address from my other wallet (btc.com) by mistake. The btc.com wallet only supports BTC and BCC The address is ...
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Electron Cash wallet password not working!

I downloaded the wallet software from electroncash.org, version 2.9.4. I then transferred some Bitcoins from Coinbase using shapeshift to my new BCH wallet and after a few minutes, saw my tokens ...
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Problem with NEON wallet [closed]

I just started using the neon wallet and everything was going fine. But after I closed it and tried to open it and login again with my key and passphrase it will go on to decrypt my key forever. What ...
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Recover BTC sent to a BCC address [duplicate]

I accidentally sent my BTC to a BCC address. Is there a way to recover them? Is there somebody that can help me with this matter? If there is a charge to recover my coins, I will pay for it.
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Storage exceeded in middle of synch

A friend gave me a few bitcoins a number of years ago. Yesterday, I read an article about bitcoin and it reminded me I had some. I went online to check the value and to possibly spend them. I tried to ...
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how to import my wallet from blockchain.info into bitcoin-qt?

I have read the related discussions about how to import a wallet and though they are close, the answers does not help with this problem so I'm asking it here and now. I have my bitcoin public ...
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MyMonero wallet recovery with phrase [closed]

I'm sorry to both you with this. Mymonero.com has been down for several days and I'd like to remove the monero from my wallet on that website. All I have is the original phrase I set it up with ...
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How can I recover my bitcoin

I bought bitcoins from coin.mx and I understand that the government shut them down,what happens to the wallet and the bitcoins
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I have an issue with my wallet. it is giving me fatal error

Sorry to ask it here because I can not find a better place.. This question is related to my Dogecoin wallet ... I accumulated some dogecoin in the past, but I have not been able to recover them for ...
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Old (2010) Wallet - Can't figure out best and safest way to extract

The following is based on my very limited understanding of the software involved in Bitcoin (I have a reasonable understanding of the structure of Bitcoin itself at a high level). I read an article ...
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Using bitcoin-qt. Address with my funds does not show up. Can I import it?

I have bitcoin-qt and was just recently aware that it changes addresses all the time. I am afraid that my last wallet.dat backup was before my last transaction, at which the receiving address was ...
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How to retrieve Trezor wallet with recovery seed?

I've been at this for days now without finding the links to click on. I have a Trezor wallet that I bought years ago. It has some bitcoins on it. I have the recovery seed, but I lost the pin. From ...
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How do I extract get money off a local wallet with only the key words?

I am a bit new to BitCoin and as it happened, I just transfered some money into my wallet when I noticed that my client (MultiBit HD) won't let me log into it anymore. Apparently it's a thing since ...
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Reddcoin Paper Wallet [closed]

I am new with crypto and need your help! I create a Reddcoin Paper Wallet with a generator from walletgenerator.net I already deposited an amount there! Now I have another reddcoin address where I ...
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Ripples stucked in old Android wallet [closed]

Recently I found some ripples in an Android wallet called RippleWallet. This application doesn't exist on the Play Store anymore and I don't remember where I downloaded it (dumb I know but it was 2 ...