Questions tagged [wallet.dat]

This tag should be used for questions regarding wallet.dat files. A wallet.dat is a file used by Bitcoin Core which stores private keys and other information necessary to spend Bitcoin.

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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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How can I import a private key into a pruned node?

I am trying to restore my Bitcoin Core wallet, but I only have the private key and passphrase, I don't have a wallet.dat file. I tried using importprivkey privatekey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx which gave ...
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Why is the Bitcoin Core wallet database moving from Berkeley DB to SQLite?

Why is the Bitcoin Core wallet moving from Berkeley DB to SQLite for its database backend?
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I need help on how to change the disk to run my bitcoin core wallet

Long time ago I transferred my wallet on My Passport an external hard disk. I have not opened bitcoin core for over 8 months. I opened it 2 days ago, the dialog box opened, which normally doesn’t and ...
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How to split a Bitcoin Core wallet

I have an 'omnibus' wallet.dat which holds balances for multiple parties which I would like to disentangle and split. The UTXOs are not blended, each UTXO is owned by a given party in whole and there ...
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Can I Replace An Old Wallet.dat File In Bitcoin Core Before It Fully Syncs?

I have an older wallet.dat file I'm trying to re-open in the latest Bitcoin Core version (0.20.1). Once I replace the empty wallet.dat file with the older one: Do I need to wait for the entire ...
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wallet.dat inserted into .jpg image

I was wondering if anyone ever came across a situation where a wallet.dat file was encoded into an image like a .jpg? I have this wacky idea of taking a wallet.dat file and somehow encoding it into an ...
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What determines BTC's wallet size in bytes?

Does wallet.dat contain every address that I created? Even if I didn't get any coins from it? To be clear, suppose I run bitcoin-qt in Linux, and, in the GUI, I click on Receive then click on Create ...
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Explain how unused addresses in wallet.dat have no balance when mining occurred for many months

I have a wallet.dat file with many zero transaction/(unused) addresses in it with keys assigned to each address. I’ve done research and there’s quite a bit of info about mining back in the day (2013-...
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How to reference different wallets with curl JSONRPC requests Bitcoin core

I have a headless Bitcoin core 0.17.1 running on Debian 10, and have created a second wallet "johns-wallet". I'd like to get the walletinfo (or any wallet request) of that specific wallet ...
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Wallet.dat corrupted

I ran Bitcoin during 2009 and 2010. I found an old file I had renamed to xxxx.dat. I recently downloaded the Bitcoin.org wallet and let it run. I get the "wallet.dat corrupted, salvage failed&...
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Wallet.dat bitcoin cash? [closed]

I had 20 btc in 2012, and I spent it all in December 2017. I heard there was a fork for Bitcoin cash. How do I get my 20 bitcoin cash out of my wallet.dat ?
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corruped wallet.dat / Nversion / bitcoin 0.20.0/ pywallet or other… LILTLE Reward?

Good morning all I introduce myself dydy94 ... I am not an expert in coding but I learned well, the few days preceding this post ... I also got lost a lot: / LOL ... Here, good, I offer 25 $ / 25eu or ...
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Why does my wallet.dat file contain scripts starting with 0014?

I am trying recover coins from old (2012) wallet.dat. I don't know the addresses. So I dumped several wallet.dat files from Bitcoin Core. I have checked over 25,000 addresses which contain 0 BTC. ...
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Why does Bitcoin store keys in a database?

According to this Bitcoin stores the user's keys and some additional data in a file called wallet.dat, which is a Berkley DB. Let's suppose the wallet.dat contained only the user's keys. Let's also ...
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Trying to open an old wallet.dat (from ~2013)

I found my old wallet.dat file taken from the bitcoin core wallet I used when mining around 2013, nothing serious tho, just fiddling around. Never been too much into the subject, and now I'm totally ...
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Are there online cryptowallets where I can upload my wallet.dat to get my balance?

I have some wallet.dat files from the time I was fiddling with cryptocurrencies years ago. Tried to open them using the wallet clients of each one, they load, but I have to download (and process?) ...
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pycrypto or libssl not found, decryption may be slow

My wallet.dat file is corrupted and everytime i try to run Wallet QT client will shut down as unexpected error and i have no longer access at my wallet on this way. I have tried to dump private keys ...
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How do I recover/use an old wallet from 2011/2012

I heard about Bitcoin from the Security Now podcast back in 2011 and downloaded and started playing with the Windows client at the time from Bitcoin.org. I think I updated the client a few times, but ...
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Why isn't importing wallet.dat as straightforward as it seems it should be?

In most of computerdom, an app's File dropdown menu has an Import item that permits selection of a file to import into the application. This would seem to be an obvious feature to include in a ...
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How Do They Get BTC Wallet.dat With Balance?

Going through YouTube, I found some videos on Bitcoin wallet.dat with balance. Looking at these videos, you will notice that these balances found in these btc wallet.dat are not on watch only ...
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Why are there ETH addresses in bitcoin wallet.dat?

So I have a lot of addresses or pkscript listed in my wallet.dat files that begin with 0014....all...numbers. There is bitcoin address on the same line starting with a 3. When I strip the 0014 and ...
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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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What does best block time mean in wallet.dat

I have a wallet.dat file that states: Best block at time of backup was 42603 (0000000013136bd812212959a15ef0ea0f084ee2c64e2f7f0e127d198f67a37f), mined on 2010-02-26T00:36:08Z Does that mean that one ...
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how to move my Bitcoin core wallet to electrum while syncing

How do I move my btc qt wallet to electrum while syncing? Not address by address. Removed some addresses already but I'm still missing some coins. Don't understand the discrepancy. Any help would ...
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Ledger 8 pin number how hard in terms of entropy is it to guess?

ledger has a max. 8 number pin for unlocking it as far I know. I am very interested, can someone say if (given any method/resources) it is in any scenario (except luck) possible to guess this 8 ...
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wallet.dat on usb to electrum

I put my btc qt wallet.dat file on a USB and would like to open it on a software wallet. Preferably electrum. Is that possible? If so how? Too many problems with btc qt and takes forever to sync.
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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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Try to migrate Bitcoin Core wallet to an HD wallet but get “St13runtime” exception

I am trying to follow these steps to migrate my wallet to an HD wallet. But it failed, the debug log has errors like this: EXCEPTION: St13runtime_error DeriveNewSeed: AddKeyPubKey failed bitcoin in ...
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Bitcoin Private Key Decryption

At present, I have dumped my wallet and have all private key, address information. I am now wanting to understand the decryption process for the private keys within the wallet. I have completed the ...
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Restoring a Bitcoin Core wallet [duplicate]

I have a wallet.dat file from an old computer which was last accessed around February 23, 2012 which I need to restore into a newly installed Bitcoin Core program on a new computer. Can I just ...
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Inserting *.dat file in new client

I'm running out of ideas and I'm hoping to get some help. My computer crashed but I have the wallet.dat file on a thumb drive. I've downloaded and synced v0.18.1 on a new computer but don't see any ...
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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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When I specify wallet in bitcoin.conf for testnet3, it gets ignored

I have a question about specifying wallet for testnet3. My bitcoin.conf file is located in the root of the Bitcoin folder with the line 'wallet = receiving.dat as well as testnet=1. Whenever I run '...
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Recovery of a corrupted wallet

I have a very old wallet.dat that I've put into my .bitcoin folder. When trying to run bitcoind, the service stops giving the following error 2019-06-11T18:14:02Z Using wallet directory /home/nom/....
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How to sync my backed up wallet?

I backed up my wallet from computer A. restored the backup on computer B. then I spent some amount of bitcoin from computer A. Now my restored wallet on computer B shows the old balance which is ...
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Understanding default bitcoin wallet in bitcoind

I am new to block-chain, so please bear with my questions. I need to understand the basics of a bitcoin-wallet. So I have setup a bitcoin full node using bitcoind in running in testnet mode. As I ...
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wallet.dat from 2014 shown as empty with latest client 0.18

I have bitcoin wallet from 2014. I have saved it encrypted. Since then I haven't checked it, until now. I did sync the whole bitcoin block-chain and when copy my wallet.dat and re-scan wit the ...
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How can I import an address or public key into my wallet.dat file?

I have a wallet.dat with Bitcoin Address: 15iRTcgqBk1QNtr2gKkq2dUsm5nN25dSeN I want to delete this Bitcoin Address: 15iRTcgqBk1QNtr2gKkq2dUsm5nN25dSeN and add another Bitcoin Address How can I add ...
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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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Help: I want to configure wallet.dir to be saved on aws s3 instead of locally

I'm building bitcoin from source to add some functionality. The main reason is that I want to use AWS S3 to store my wallet.dat file (for security reasons) instead of being stored locally. Basically, ...
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Does bitcoind store timestamp at which private key was imported?

If we import a private key using bitcoin-cli importprivkey <key>, is there anyway to find out when the import was done? I am hoping a timestamp is included.
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old wallet.dat with only incoming tx from mining, now shows 0 coins even after rescan and all the transactions are there

I found an old wallet.dat it contained hundreds of transactions while i was mining. I've replaced the wallet.dat in a new Bitcoin Core wallet, rescanned, all the txid are showing but the amount of ...
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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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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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How to load multiple wallet ? Proper way to handle multiple wallet like account wise wallet

I am trying understand the multiple wallet.I took the reference from this link What I want to do ? Right now in single wallet we can create multiple accounts and each accounts can have multiple ...
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Переустановка bitcoin core [closed]

После установки Биткойн ядро ​​на компьютер отправил на него немного монет, они были подтверждены сетью и отображались в балансе кошелька. Через некоторое время отправил еще монеты, используя тот же ...
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How to migrate bitcoin node from one computer to another

In my old computer some addresses have bitcoin and it is showing on blockchain. When i am trying to get balance of the same addresses in my new computer where i have synced bitcoin full node ,I ...
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how to create web wallet for bitcoin

I want to create a web wallet for bitcoin in which anyone can create their account and do the transactions but my node allow me to create one desktop wallet only. so i am not getting how this ...
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Why is wallet.dat BerkeleyDB instead of LevelDB?

Why wasn't wallet.dat migrated to LevelDB? Is it because BerkeleyDB is better at [something] Backwards compatibility

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