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Import wallet.dat into a new Bitcoin-Qt client

For OSX: Backup your original wallet.dat file (~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/wallet.dat by default). This contains the private keys for your bitcoins. If you lose it, you lose your coins. ...
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How can I transfer a Bitcoin-qt wallet to Electrum?

Start Bitcoin Core with the wallet.dat you want to export Dump all wallet keys via Bitcoin Core's Console using dumpwallet wallet.dump, where wallet.dump is the name of the dump file to be created. ...
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Import wallet.dat into a new Bitcoin-Qt client

the other answers suggest closing your node copying directories etc, NOT necessary. Here is how i did it starting with an old wallet2.dat file: create a folder foo (any name, any directory) copy the ...
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Migrate old Bitcoin Core wallet to Trezor

Do I have such a recovery seed? No. Bitcoin Core does not use mnemonics nor is the seed exportable. Is there any other way I can migrate my wallet to the trezor? (Other than creating a new wallet ...
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How do I import a Multibit HD wallet with seeds into Electrum?

OK found a way! Only cost me $8 to switch wallets! WTF? Go here and save the web page to disk: https://iancoleman.github.io/bip39/ Download, install, & start TOR browser. https://www.torproject....
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Connecting A Wallet To A Pruned Node

You can't ask for UTXOs from arbitrary nodes on the networks, because there is no way to verify that information. You need to ask for blocks. And a pruned node cannot provide those.
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use mnemonic in bitcoin rpc using bitcoin cli with none legacy wallets

Bitcoin Core's wallet does not support any kind of mnemonic seed phrases at all, not in legacy wallets, and not in descriptor wallets. What is in theory possible is to convert the phrase (using ...
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What is the proper way to import a wallet from a file after removing it completely

What you are looking for is the restorewallet RPC. As of 2/2/2022, this has not been included in a release of Bitcoin Core (although it is in the master code branch on GitHub). It will be included in ...
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MultiBit with multiple addresses to Electrum

go to Tools-> Export Private Keys After you find the .key file, open it in a text editor. The key file should start with the line: “KEEP YOUR PRIVATE KEYS SAFE !” The keys start at the last # line
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Migrate Wasabi Wallet to BlueWallet

Is this even possible? Yes. In General You can move wallet contents from almost any Bitcoin wallet software to any other Bitcoin wallet software that supports the same standards. For example, if the ...
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Found my multibit.key file, what now?

MultiBit developer here. You'll need to use MultiBit Classic version 0.5.19 available as a download from the site https://multibit.org. This will allow you to open the .key file and synchronise with ...
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How can I spend my paper wallet directly?

Unless you plan on doing ECC math and hashing algorithms by hand (it would take you about a day just to do a single round of SHA256) and publishing the raw binary transaction via raw network protocol, ...
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Can I move my wallet.dat from Ubuntu to Mac OS?

If you are using release binaries, yes. You must make sure to shut down Bitcoin Core cleanly before moving the file over, though. If you're using self-compiled versions, this is only possible if both ...
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Bitcoin Core 0.13 BIP32 support

Correction: I had thought that Bitcoin Core implements BIP44, which it does not. Thus, what I previously wrote about the gap-limit was wrong. To restore your wallet-backup you place the wallet.dat ...
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Mycelium: Restore backup from Android to iOS

After lots of suffering I managed to do it. Very unfortunately mycelium does not even support importing their old keys. Fortunately they provide a backuputil which converts the private key in their ...
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How can I doublecheck the value stored in a paper wallet?

shouldnt the balance be more than that? At today's exchange rates (₿1:€47117), your ₿0.03614145 is worth €1702 not €163 when i scan the QR (private key) The result of this depends what exactly you ...
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After importing a key, does spending the coins remove them from the paper wallet?

are the coins gone from the paper wallet? Key point: Wallets don't contain coins Wallets contain secret numbers we call secret keys. Any wallet containing a secret number can spend an amount of money ...
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After importing a key, does spending the coins remove them from the paper wallet?

Addresses are shorthand for specific locking scripts. In simple terms, usually an address represents a specific key's spending authority. A paper wallet is a backup of a private key. Software wallets ...
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After importing a key, does spending the coins remove them from the paper wallet?

Importing a wallet (by private key or other means) does not involve any on-chain operations, and if multiple wallet instances are loaded with the same private keys, then ALL of those wallets have ...
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Pruning Blockchain and creating multi wallets

No, Bitcoin Core needs to rescan the blockchain from the time the wallet was created to recover its transaction history. If the birthday of the wallet is older than the blocks you retain due to ...
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How do I import my 12 Breadwallet seed words into Electrum?

Breadwallet uses BIP 39, but Electrum no longer does. However, Electrum does have a compatibility option for BIP 39 seeds. Just click the "Options" button and check the box labeled "BIP 39 Seed".
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How do I import a Multibit HD wallet with seeds into Electrum?

You can import a Multibit-HD (v0.4.1) wallet into Breadwallet (v38) just by using the 12 seed words and it works fine - Breadwallet shows the right balance and generates the same receive addresses. ...
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How can I import an existing Blockchain.info wallet to bitcoin-cli?

Find the 'Import/Export' tab and you can find what you're looking for there. https://blockchain.info/wallet/backups Once you find your addresses, click "More options" and then click the private key ...
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How can I import an existing Blockchain.info wallet to bitcoin-cli?

It's possible to export your private keys from Blockchain.info (a bit of googling showed me this: https://github.com/OmniLayer/omniwallet/wiki/Exporting-Private-Key-from-Blockchain.info-and-Importing-...
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Import wallet programatically

is there a way to allow the user to import his existing wallet into my app That looks a bit like this API function: https://www.blockchain.com/api/blockchain_wallet_api says Create Wallet API ...
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Why Bitcoin Core does not support importing extended public keys directly?

The structure of the Bitcoin Core wallet makes it difficult to implement importing extended public keys. This structure makes several assumptions about keys available in the keypool which xpubs do not ...
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Can I import my wallet while my btc core is syncing

Like this? This guide is intended for users of Bitcoin-Qt who do not want to wait for their wallet to be synchronized with the network, which may take many hours or days depending on the hardware ...
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How to transfer my wallet.dat to dedicated Ubuntu server

Though not really bitcoin related... How are the two systems connected? I mean, can you already login via ssh? Or do you only have a terminal running on both, and no ssh daemon? If no ssh daemon, ...
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How do I move my dogecoins from my DOGE wallet into my VERGE wallet?

Your verge wallet will have made itself a wallet.dat file in its default data directory if you did not specificy a different directory yourself. You can overwrite that wallet.dat file with your one ...
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