Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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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 Recovery Help

I’m seeking help from the Bitcoin community to recover lost funds from a wallet.dat file. Someone I know asked me to help recover their lost funds - but I’m stumped and now seeking help from the ...
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so how many possibilties for 3 random missing words?

I have a combination of 24 words made from 2048 words. I have 21 of these words known and in order. I am missing 3 words that can be placed in any slot from the 24. How can I work out the number of ...
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Recover the bitcoin using my bank account transaction details

I lost my wallet and i purchased using my internet banking and Is there possible way to recover my bitcoin using my bank account transaction.
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HD wallet lost my private keys?

I just had a computer crash, and when I restored the computer I upgraded from I think Bitcoin 0.17 to Bitcoin 0.19.1. The wallet was gone, so I restored an old copy of the wallet. It's an HD wallet. ...
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Saved bitcoin dat file, unfortunately converted to Adobe

Is there a way to convert back or what do I do? I would have thought that the old dat files would still be somewhere on my PC. I never put them in a wallet ( .1 BC) so it was just a bunch of files. ...
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Offline Bitcoin Wallet [closed]

I would like to have bitcoin and store them as safely as possible. I want bitcoin data to be stored on my disk -- I don't want to some online service to manage my wallet. I also would like to have ...
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Does restoring wallet.dat require the same paths and configs in servers?

I have a Bitcoin core server (Server 1) which is working well. Now I am testing backing up and restoring its wallet on a new server (Server 2). Imagine that the server 1 has these configs: ...
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Question about running full node electrum wallet

can you please help: 1) How can you run a full node wallet with electrum? what do you need? Or please link me to an understandable guide for that 2) Do you have to be online always or can you set ...
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Security trade-offs between centralized wallet system and a SPV wallet?

there are many wallets on the market. And I would appreciate if someone can clarify the key technical security advantages or disadvantages when using a SPV wallet vs a centralized wallet. I am ...
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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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Needing to recover husband's bitcoin account

My husband passed away a few weeks ago and he had a bitcoin account. Is there any way that I can recover that and transfer it?
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Wallet recovery history

My Blockchain Wallet Has Been Hacked By Recovery Words.and my wallet id changed How Can I Get Access To My Wallet Recovery History?
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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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What year did bitcoins come out?

I purchased one in 2009 or 2010 . I want to know how I would recover it. I was sent to prison I would like to know asap please and thank you .
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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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Recovering a wallet from a lost device onto newly bought device

Please, in case my device get lost, broken, or abundoned, what can I do to recover my lost wallet address with my bitcoins onto my new device?
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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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Lost bitcoin because of deleted receiving wallet id

Is it possible to recover the bitcoin that was sent to a wallet that generated using payeer which I deleted on accident? The transaction also shows completed from the other wallet.
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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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Imported Multibit HD wallet into electrum - Bitcoins are gone!

I got locked out of my multibit HD wallet and couldn't restore it with the seed phrase (even though it said they're valid) so I installed electrum and used the seed words to import the wallet. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Recover old ufasoft coin wallet from a wallet.db file

I found a wallet.db on my computer which was used with the Ufasoft Coin application. Of course I want to see if there is anything left in this wallet so I downloaded the Ufasoft software from some ...
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2013 Paper Wallet Issues

Thought I made a paper wallet in 2013 with 2 coins, just checked it is showing empty. The blockchain transaction showing unspent as of when I made the wallet in 2013. I thought it was in the paper ...
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Where's my Bitcoin Cash? We followed Coinbase's advice and moved our BTC into a Jaxx wallet- No Bitcoin Cash anywhere to be found

We followed Coinbase's advice and moved our BTC into a Jaxx wallet-until the fork happened, then moved it back into Coinbase, then Gdax. We never saw any evidence of Bitcoin Cash on either our Jaxx ...
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How to restore my old wallet from address and privatekey?

Few years ago I created a bitcoin wallet. I did it with some command line util which generated bitcoin address from template. At the bottom of output util tells me to store this in private place. I ...
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Keeping my bitcoins safe: any flaws in my strategy?

I'm looking for a very safe way to keep my bitcoins. I'm using a Trezor and used passphrase to hide additional wallets in case someone gets access to my Trezor or seed by physical coercion. I'm not ...
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Recovering funds after I lost my wallet.dat

I have received the bitcoin way back in 2013 in Bitcoin Core. At that time I don't know about the importance of wallet.dat - I have formatted my hard disk and install Bitcoin Core again in 2017 but ...
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I have bought bitcoin in the past but forgot which wallet it was. Anyway to find it with wallet address?

Is there any possible way? I bought it back in March, 2017 and forgot about it and now I remember I bought it in the past with coinmama but forgot which wallet it was sent to.
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Do I have to save my private keys?

Is it a good idea to take my private key from my wallet and save them? Because I read it is not save to make your wallet shows your private keys. (It guess I do not understand that well). Edit: Are ...
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Found my Multibit.key wallet back up, but I do not remember the password, what next?

I created a Multibit wallet back up many years ago and it was saved as multibit.key. I am now trying to import this back into MultiBit Classic and it is asking for a password. I have forgotten the ...
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why did blockchain .info recovery not recover all transactions?

My phone was stolen. I went to recover my bitcoins that were in my Blockchain.info wallet with my pass phrase. I recover the wallet but it doesn't contain any of the transactions of the last 7 months. ...
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Possible to restore an Electrum wallet with partial (12/13) seed?

Long story, but I need to restore an Electrum wallet (version 2.x). I have the seed, except the first word which got ripped off a legal pad. So with 12 of the 13 seed words, what can I do to restore ...

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