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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Old wallet.dat from 2016 with some btc not confirmed or in mempool

So I backed up a my bitcoin core wallet on an external drive back in 2016 and installed a new OS. I didn't really check on the wallet until recently and am having a bit of trouble getting the coins ...
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Are there any privacy benefits in using a separate wallet in Bitcoin Core to “separate” myself from my service?

I currently run Bitcoin Core with the following wallets loaded in: hot.dat. Contains the smallest possible sum of Bitcoin. Unencrypted and used by myself for various personal Bitcoin purchases, and I ...
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Upgrading/converting bitcoin core wallet between platforms

After 2 years of being shut down, I am trying to revive my bitcoin full node, while both switching platforms and upgrading to the current version in the process. Everything works but the wallet. The ...
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Loading wallet crashes bitcoin core wallet

When trying to load a wallet I last used in 2017 December, in bitcoin core wallet 0.21.0 x64, the UI exits abruptly, last few lines in the debug.log shows the following: 2021-02-10T07:20:22Z Using ...
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See the balance without load the transaction history

Let's say I have a wallet.dat with several transactions, is there a way to see only my current balance without load all transactions in the wallet.dat? I would like to achieve something like this ...
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How do wallets work?

It may seem like a vague question, but what I understand so far is, you have a public key (address) which people can send coins too, and then you have the private key which you need to send coins to ...
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Bitcoin-Qt client wallet.dat extract private key to import on another service

I have a file: wallet.dat where should be saved one or more private keys of my old wallet linked to one/more public btc addresses. I also had more than a wallet, so I don't really know if there are ...
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Bitcoin.text into Electrum issue with “0014” addresses

I am currently retrieving an old wallet. Which may have recieved btc from another wallet from around 2012/Be the old wallet. While copying in to Electrum to create a new wallet using Import bitcoin ...
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Isn't an encrypted wallet.dat automatically a “watch-only” wallet?

I have encrypted my wallet.dat outside of this computer. Now I store my wallet.dat on this computer. If I open it in Bitcoin Core, I can view the balance but not spend it (without entering the ...
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To test if my wallet.dat encryption password is correct, MUST I spend coins?

When a Bitcoin Core wallet is encrypted, you (apparently) have to enter the decryption passphrase only when trying to spend coins. You still get to "use" the wallet as in seeing all the ...
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Why is Bitcoin Core not asking me to enter the decryption key for my allegedly “encrypted” wallet.dat?

I created a wallet.dat with Bitcoin Core on a new PC. Then I encrypted it with the GUI menu. When I reloaded that computer, I was shocked to see that Bitcoin Core did NOT ask me to decrypt/unlock the ...
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What possible explanation could there be that Bitcoin Core on Linux Mint claims to but does not save the wallet backups?

Linux Mint. Bitcoin Core 0.21.0. I go to "File" and "Backup wallet", then select any location. I've tried with /home/a and /tmp and others. Every time, Bitcoin Core says that the ...
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Is there a risk in entering my Bitcoin-Core wallet passphrase, if it's for sending all my available balance and never using that wallet again?

I have Bitcoin-Core wallet.dat with a single address and a small amount of bitcoins in it. Say I want to send all the available bitcoins I have, and then never use that wallet again. Can I use an ...
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Can I obtain my bitcoin wallet files back from my HDD from the old OS?

So i guess now its good time again to give my lost wallet files another attempt. I'm an idiot for doing such a thing but then I heard perhaps I can unformat my HDD and retrieve my files back. I ...
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New Bitcoin Core installation. Wallet overwritten?

I have a really old wallet which I recall had a tiny fraction of a bitcoin and I just was wondering if it was worth anything. I installed the newest version of bitcoin core in my old directory but I ...
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Upgrading Bitcoin Core (from a rather old version) and pruning at the same time? [duplicate]

I have an old Bitcoin Core wallet (v0.15.1) with 500 GB of blockchain on my computer (A new-ish mac - stupidly just copied the same bitcoin core version over when I upgraded my computer rather than ...
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Corrupted old bitcoin wallet. !!!file unknown has LSN!

I have a corrupted UN-ENCRYPTED bitcoin wallet from 2013. what I have tried so far with both wallet: 1, with old and new version of bitcoin client the wallet just creating a .bak file and not showing ...
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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 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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