How to restore corrupted wallet.dat bitcoin core ??
Hi few months ago I bought some bitcoin however i sent it to a wallet created via Bitcoincore, after some times i just deleted everything from my computer before the end of the installation process without any backup of my privatekeys or any seed as bitcoin core does not use seed word for recovery. As i really want to restore my BTC I read a lot of different post in many forums and after some deep search think to have found the wallet.dat but it is detected as corrupted by bitcoin core I'm aware of few function such as -salvagewallet but don't know really how to run it on windows 10 as i don't know a thing about coding and stuff. I also notice that there are few software such as pywallet but really how does this stuff work ? I really need a step by step guide where everything is explained . Thanks a lot .
Corrupted wallet.dat with 18 btc - Possible to restore bitcoins?
I have a wallet from yore, had 18 btc that got corrupted and I kind of just lost interest in bitcoins. Well now that 18 is woth $2K or so and I fired up a new bitcoin-qt wallet with that wallet.dat file to see if it would read it. Well it almost did. The GUI read 18 unverified bitcoins at first, and as the blockchain neared completion, it verified every bitcoin. I was so excited. But then it crashed with a runaway exception "can't open database file wallet.dat -30974" I get that error when I try to send a bitcoin too. Any chance of restoring this near-working wallet? EDIT: Bitcoins have been recovered!!!!!!! The final solution was provided by musicbunny, to which I am extremely greatful for his out-of-the box solution. I think pywallet suggested by eof would have done the trick too. The keys probably could have been extracted, but I was running into trouble with my version of Python. Maybe it needed Python 2?
[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] Restore wallet.dat file without having to downloading QT client?
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PSA: Added Step May Be Needed When Restoring a Backup Encrypted wallet.dat to Bitcoin Core
TL;DR: To successfully restore an encrypted wallet.dat file, the instance of Bitcoin Core getting restored to needs to first have Encryption turned on and possibly the same Passphrase set as the wallet.dat file you are restoring. It seems this must be done before you restore your encrypted wallet.dat from backup, or Bitcoin Core will just show a zero balance. For the record, the set-up for this situation was as follows: Bitcoin Core (formerly Bitcoin-Qt) 0.9.2.1, Windows x86 version, on Windows XP Pro patched for 2019 PoS updates. Recently, my Bitcoin Core hot wallet had been acting up and crashing after about 6 to 12 hours of uptime. I thought that there was possibly some corruption in Core's database files, so I backed up my wallet.dat and started deleting block chain data/index files to see if a rescan or reindex would correct the problem. I tried to save time by not deleting everything, only certain file types. I managed to somehow screw up and got the dreaded "wallet.dat corrupt, salvage failed" message. Since I had a backup, I didn't bother trying the "-salvagewallet" command-line option (which might have actually corrected my problem.) Instead, I went straight for a restore from backup. Some time ago, and on a much older version of Bitcoin-Qt I had familiarized myself with the wallet.dat backup and restore process. I never had a problem with it. But thinking back, I may have done all of my testing with unencrypted wallet.dat files. In this case, I uninstalled Core, deleted everything in the Bitcoin data directory, reinstalled Core, used bootstrap.dat to catch up as much of the block chain as possible, and let the new install finish syncing from the Internet. Once Core was up-to-date, I closed it and restored my encrypted wallet.dat from backup. In my previous experience, I'd be done at this point. The next time I started the wallet, it would have automatically rescanned, and I'd be back in business. This time, when the wallet finally started up again, it showed no errors, the block chain was still fully synced up, but the wallet showed a zero balance. Not a good feeling. I thought maybe I'd need to manually start Core using the "-rescan" command-line option. I tried this, but got the same result. After mulling things over, I finally guessed that the problem might have something to do with Core's wallet.dat encryption. I again deleted the wallet.dat file from the Bitcoin data directory and restarted Core. Once it finished generating a new wallet.dat file, I enabled Encryption and set the same Passphrase as the wallet.dat file I was trying to restore. Core shut itself down to complete encrypting the new wallet.dat file. Next, I started Core once again to make sure all was OK with new encrypted but empty wallet.dat. I then closed Core and replaced the zero-balance wallet.dat file with my recent backup. That finally did the trick. On the next start, Core automatically did a rescan and my balance reappeared. I don't know for sure if this behavior is the same across all the different flavors of Bitcoin Core 0.9.2.1 (x64, OSX, Linux), but I suspect it might be. Also, it might work just to enable Encryption, but it might not be necessary to have the same Passphrase. I can only confirm that it worked in my case with the same Passphrase. This little adventure was unnerving, particularly since Core issues no errors and just insists there's a zero balance. I thought I should relate what I learned in case someone else encounters the same situation. Cheers, and to the moon! EDIT: At least a couple posts so far report not seeing the same behavior I did. I'm glad if it's a non-issue, and I can't explain why it happened to me. I can just suggest if you have similar issues, it might be worth it to give this method a try.
Hi! I do have a very old, 2013 Bitcoin wallet in Electrum. I do have a wallet.dat and a blockchain_headers file of that date. How can use this to restore my old wallet. Actually I am not even sure if there is something in it... As I saw the latest Electrum version has a wallet.dat and wallet folder. This is nothing I have found in my old data. Thanks.
This is not a job like others, but I'm trying to recover my bitcoins and struggle to do that as i probably messed up while backing up my wallet. So i have a Bitcoin Core wallet.dat file. The wallet is either multisig or multiwallet(if such a thing exists). I have written down the public and private key for these (private key beggins with an L and is 52 characters long). I dont know if it's compressed or in a weird encrypted format as it's coming from the multisig wallet. I also have the original wallet.dat file but tring to restore it through bitcoin Core does nothing for some reason. I've tried retreiving these funds from exodus, electrum and nothing works. I think i need to try and recover from the wallet.dat file (maybe there are other methods of doing it). I'd be happy to pay someone $400 for helping me to recover these funds.
make a backup/copy from the wallet.dat. start bitcoinqt, let it create his own wallet.dat file and then overwrite this one with your new one. then go to help -> debug window -> write dumpwallet abc. you will find a abc file in the appdata where also the wallet.dat is open it with a text editor and u will see all the public and private keys There are some best practices you can follow to secure your bitcoin: Always backup your wallet. Encrypt your wallet with a strong password. Store wallet backups in multiple locations (USB drive, CD, paper wallet, private cloud, etc.). Backup regularly when backing up a data file (such as wallet.dat). Linux: ~/.bitcoin/ This is not only a default directory for Bitcoin but most cryptocurrency core wallet by default puts its data in this location. But if you’ve chosen a custom directory and do not know where it is located then open your wallet, navigate to Help >> Debug Window and in general information you’ll find the Data directory.. This is the location where you’ll find wallet.dat ... Restore Bitcoin Using a wallet.dat File. Often, desktop wallets will also make use of a file called wallet.dat to store your private keys and other important information. Depending on your ... Restore. To restore the backup, simply copy your backed up wallet.dat over an existing one in the bitcoin data location. BIP 32. BIP 32 is a method of determining key pairs from a single seed. This seed is used to generate a master private key (xprv) which then can be imported to any BIP 32 compliant HD wallet.
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