Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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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 ...
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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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How can I recover a blockchain.info wallet from a 17 word phrase?

I have a wallet at blockchain.info which I've opened about 4 years ago. Right now I cannot access it. It looks like the site is sending me a verification email, but sadly I don't know which address it ...
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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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Computer broke, how to obtain the private key?

I tried to install Bitcoin Core on my PC. The synchronization was not completed when my computer crashed. I am unable to restart it. I had bitcoins in the wallet already. I have the Bitcoin address ...
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Unrecoverable Funds

If I have sent funds from one wallet to another, but locked myself out of the wallet I sent them to due to the fact I do not remember my PIN and did not write down my pass phrase. Is there any way to ...
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I've lost my MultiBit data, is there a way to access my wallet?

I have lost access to my wallet. My hard drive is dead and I don't have access to any backup files. Does MultiBit back up everything automatically to the cloud? I know my passcode key and I can see my ...
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transfer my bitcoins

I'm trying to get my bitcoins that I bought years ago, but my Bitcoin QT never synchronized to receive! I have now downloaded bitcoin core and I was informed that once I did it should automatically ...
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Help retrieving my old wallet

So i made my first bitcoin wallet with multibit a long time ago and it didn't require wallet words to create the wallet (aka i don't have wallet words for that wallet). I do however have the wallet ...
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reinstalled multibit wallet

I had to remove a copy of multibit wallet from my system & after multiple times of trying to get it to work on my 64 bit system I can now open multibit wallet. I guess when I removed the program ...
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Passphrase lost for my wallet.dat

I need help to unlock my passphrase. I don't remember setting up one, but now there is a pasphrase. Eitherway I am unable to send out coins from my LitecoinQt to the exchange.
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Why does bitcoin-core wallet generate a new wallet during transaction? [duplicate]

I wonder why bitcoin-core wallet automatically generated a new wallet address during transactions. If you see this transaction, https://btc.com/...
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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 recovery from seed phrase [duplicate]

How does a wallet become recovered based on a seed phrase? From what I understand, the seed phrase is another way of representing the private/public keys. Since address reuse is frowned upon, and we ...
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Help get specific address private key

I want to know if someone can help me with this situation: Two years ago I changed the password of my Bitcoin-Core wallet and forgot it. I sent my wallet.dat to some person, who claimed that will ...
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recovering wallet [duplicate]

0 I am not exactly sure what I need to do and I do not want to accidentally overwrite my disk. I may have already done so. After searching my web history I have found the BTC address that my BTC is ...
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How does Trezor recover all public keys from different blockchains?

I understand that the Trezor is a HD wallet, meaning private-public keys are generated through a deterministic, hierarchical expansion of the root seed. However, when I am in a process of recovering ...
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Recover BTC sent to unrecoverable wallet

Disclaimer: I know I'm not likely to get an answer that will result in my getting the coins back, I'm just sing my due diligence in trying. I sent coins from my Paxful wallet to an Electrum wallet to ...
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Which derivation paths are used by the Abra wallet?

Abra have stated in a reddit comment that their non-custodial HD wallet uses custom derivation paths to convert the user's BIP39 mnemonic seed into cryptocurrency address/key pairs. Has anyone figured ...
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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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Lose wallet access

how to detect the name of the wallet used with the address based on the address.I lost the smartphone.there the transfer of coin to my wallet address but I can not access the wallet caused by the ...
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How to get private key from 12-word backup and public key? [duplicate]

It turned out, to one 12-word backup, billion address could belong. It is not always sure app like Copay found all the address contains money. Is it a way to infer the private key from 12-word ...
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Address is not imported while restoring 12-word backup [duplicate]

I tried to restore my 12-word backup with Copay and Electrum but non of them listed the addresses my money is stored in. What to do in this case?
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Wallet Host Error

I have a little bit of a bitcoin in Rushwallet. Rushwallet is closing on April 15, 2018, but last night there is a Host Error and it's still not connecting today with the same Host Error. If I have ...
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How can I recover BTC sent to BCC wallet from Bitcoin Core Wallet? [duplicate]

I sent BTC from my Core Wallet to my BCC Wallet on my phone. The BCC wallet still shows a 0 balance. How can I recover it?
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What will happen to my bitcoin if my Ledger or any bitcoin hardware wallet will damaged?

I want to buy a hardware wallet for storing bitcoin because it is safe than an online wallet but at the same time, I am thinking that what will happen to my stored bitcoin if my hardware wallet ...
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it seems i bought bitcoins but they weren't associated to by wallet.. is this possible?

my wallet has the same receiving address in the unused addresses as the bitcoin transaction in the blockchain however the bitcoins are not in my wallet. How can I recover them.
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Recover bitcoin wallet with old Private Key

about 3 years ago I created my bit coin wallet and purchased few bit coins. I have done couple transactions with my wallet paying for things I bought in the internet. I have no record of my wallet ...
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Is it possible to recover coins after clicking on Reset Options button?

I use emercoin windows wallet - Emercoin Core version v0.6.3emc (64-bit) I clicked the button - Reset options. The app restarted, and balance changed to 0. The wallet was completely out of sync ...
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Recovering My BitCoin Core Account/Wallet

My name is Patrick and I need assistance recovering my account. My brother sent me some bitcoin to my bitcoin core wallet. I am unable to access this due to my laptop becoming infected with a virus ...
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Help. Lost my backup phrase, but I have access to my wallet

When I downloaded the wallet on my phone I was asked to write down a strange, meaningless phrase on a paper so I could access my bitcoins if they were lost, and I did so. I know pretty good why does ...