Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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Bitcoin Core QT Fatal Error after moving block folder, can't retrieve Private Key

I have tried installing Bitcoin Core on my PC and without thinking, I went on and bought some coins (I was trying to be organized, so by the time the sync was done I would already have the coin). 90% ...
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Multibit Private Key Restore

I backed up my private key and restored it into a new copy of Multibit (difference machine). The import was successful but the public key address has not been updated with my previous address. I've ...
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How do I export a private key from my Bitcoin-QT wallet if the wallet isn't synced? [duplicate]

I started syncing a bitcoin-qt client, and had somebody send me funds to an address generated in the client. I then stupidly decided to speed up the syncing process and downloaded a torrent of ...
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Recover Bitcoin From Transaction ID

Back in 2013 I bought some bitcoin for a relatively low price, and stored them in an Electrum wallet on my PC. However, I changed PCs a year or two later, and forgot to copy the bitcoin wallet over. ...
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Where do exactly bitcoins exist?

If Someone has bitcoin in a Wallet, then suppose that the company of the wallet get closed or finished work or destroyed, how could one restore his bitcoin? Where exactly do the bitcoins exist? Are ...
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Can I retrieve my Bitcoins when I only know my receiving address?

I lost my wallet identifier and mnemonic. What I only have is my Bitcoin receiving address, 1EAd1Qua6fzyenPeSMRxYcpbcKgYUBpxQ7. I also lost the "Welcome to my wallet..." message in my e-mail. What do ...
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Salvaged possible wallet from corrupt HDD … now what?

In short, I bought a few BTC years ago when they were very cheap. I reformatted my HDD and reinstalled the OS. I have used PhotoRec and http://www.cyplo.net/2012/04/01/bitcoin-wallet-recovery-...
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are checksums included in mnemonic seed phrases?

say i have 24 words. Out of those 24 words, is the 24th one the checksum. say i have: a1 b2 c3 d4 e5 f6 g7 h8 i9 j10 k11 l12 m13 n14 o15 p16 q17 r18 s19 t20 u21 v22 w23 x24 is x24 the checksum? or ...
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Desperate need of help - Face ID stopped working on blockchain wallet app and I don't remember password [closed]

First of all, apologies if this is the wrong forum for this. I've contacted blockchain support and twice all I have gotten was a standard form response that says they cannot reset passwords, which is ...
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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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Cash reward for help retrieving my 0.5 bitcoin

Mainly due to utter curiosity I purchased 0.5 bitcoin in 2013 and I have a piece of paper with 3 different passwords on. however, I've recently opened the wallet I had the coin in, but nothing shows ...
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reviveing a bitcoin core wallet

In 2013 I installed a BITCOIN CORE (V0.10.2) wallet in my netbook computer and purchased 1 bitcoin. Recently I have wanted to sell but found the wallet out of sync and needing to download the entire ...
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How do I find out if an address belongs to me

1CK6KHY6MHgYvmRQ4PAafKYDrg1ejbH1cE I believe is an old block chain address of mine
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Is it possible that one knows how much BTC is in wallet.dat without knowing password?

Someone says that he or she wants to sell his or her wallet.dat which seems to contain a lot of BTC. He shows screenshot of wallet software containing many BTCs. He says that when I place wallet.dat ...
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Is there any way to recover a bitcoin private key using some parts of the key ?

I have a bitcoin wallets private key , but it's incomplete like you can say it's 70% of the private key , there is some alphanumeric missing for the middle of the key , is there anyway to recover it ...
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Do wallets save a backup of my private keys and seed?

Let's say that I do not trust a lot in myself and my ability to not screw my computer, so also my private keys. Knowing the concept of wallet HD and having seeds to recover all your private keys ...
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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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“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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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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“Inspect the TREZORs memory with an electron microscope” documentation bug?

TREZORs documentation about the device being stolen and then examined by an election microscope says: In the end, the bitcoins will be gone already because the original owner will have changed ...
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Unable to Connect Trezor [closed]

My trezor worked fine until the other day it wouldn't connect. I tried myehterwallet, trezor app in Chrome, and the trezor.io site--nothing. I've tried using different cables, different computers, ...
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Bitcoin Cash Wallet Recovery

I just realized that I have an old Electrum wallet with a small amount of Bitcoin. I'd like to claim the Bitcoin Cash, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do this. I do have the original ...
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Tools for converting recovery phrase?

I have a wallet on Breadwallet which I wish to move to Mycelium. Both apps support recovery phrases, however Breadwallet uses BIP39 phrases, while Mycelium uses BIP44 phrases. Is it possible to ...
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I have lost my blockchain password and recovery phrase, how can I recover my wallet? [closed]

I forgot my blockchain password and recovery phrase because it was saved in my phone— and i have lost my phone. please help me if there are any chances for recover my funds that was in blockchain
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i lost my password and 12 word can i recover my password? [closed]

I am new user i crate my bitcoin wallet on zebpay then my friend tell me to creat bitcoin wallet on blockchain.info as he suggest me i creat new bitcoine wallet and send 40000 INR in new ...
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How to Retrieve BTC without syncing wallet [duplicate]

I bought approximately 1 BTC is 2013. I deposited this BTC with a wallet, but I did not keep the wallet in sync. I recently opened the wallet and it says I have 0.0 BTC, and that I have approximately ...
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How can I recover the private key for my bitcoin address?

I want to make withdrawal from my Bitcoin address to which I just transferred some bitcoins. The address has changed after I made a transactions to the first address. But it was requesting the private ...
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I lost my computer, inside my hive wallet , I do have my adress and password can I recover my bitcoins?

Is it possible to login from other wallet with adress and password to get back my btc?
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Installed MacOSX over HDD containing wallet [duplicate]

I formatted and re installed MacOSX on the HDD that contained my wallet.dat. I have no backup of it. Any ideas how I could possibly recover this file and my Bitcoins?
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Wallet no longer shows Bitcoin balance

I checked my wallet (Monarch wallet) about a week ago and I had a small amount of bitcoin in it. I looked at it again a few days ago and it had vanished. I tried recovery, uninstalled wallet and ...
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Recover Bitcoin Wallet info

I sent some (worth around 1000usd) bitcoins to one of my wallets and doesn't remember which wallet it was. Now I'm checking wallet and seeing balance is still there. Can somebody tell me how do I see ...
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funds in hd wallet

I have a doubt on HD wallets, I have generated a sequence of address. how to check the balance of each address or how we can look for balance. Did the amount move to the base address as like monero ...
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If a bitcoin wallet service provider terminates a users account, what happens to the funds?

A friend of mine has/had a bitcoin wallet service provided by an online marketplace. Sounds like he had some kind of disagreement with the site administrators and they terminated his account. At that ...
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Sent BTC to Jaxx Wallet Never Received [closed]

A friend suggested I use Jaxx Wallet so I downloaded the software and sent my BTC using their QR Code from Coinbase. Looking back, I should've left it where it was! It never arrived. I also sent LTC ...
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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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Can't get into my MultibitHD wallet. I have the 18 recovery words but can't recover the wallet

I'm trying to login to my MultibitHD wallet and its saying the password won't unlock the wallet. I might have forgot the password, but I have a feeling I'm using the right password. I have the 18 ...
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(Bitcoin Core, recovering my wallet) problem finding the address I sent coins to in Bitcoin Core 0.11.2

Im trying to find my Address I sent my Bitcoins to but I do not know how to get into my wallet and since it is quite some time ago, I do not remember from where I sent it. While trying to open ...
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My phones died and can't restore wallet on Copay [closed]

My phone recently died and I had to reset it all the apps. I tool the 16 character reference I was given in Copay to reinstate my wallet, but there is NOWHERE to put the 16 characters code. Have I ...
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Bitcoins recently sent from localbitcoins.com wallet not showing in recipient wallet [closed]

I recently sent bitcoin from local bitcoin .com and it's not registering in my wallet that I sent it. It's 1000$ what do I do?
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“Bit Coin Investigators” or Consultants for hire - to help locate a Bit Coin account after a person has died?

Do you know where I can obtain a List of "Bit Coin Investigators" or - Consultants for hire - to help locate a Bit Coin account after a person has died?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 recover blockchain wallet on iPhone with address & PIN?

My iPhone crashed and I lost access to blockchain app. I have my savings in that wallet which I can't access anymore. Is there anyway I can recover my previous wallet? I have the transaction history ...