Recovering Litecoin Wallet From 2014
In early 2014 I bought lightcoins and as the price did not grow I forgot about them. Now I found the wallet file (litecoin.dat), but I can not remember what wallet I used at the time. In early 2014 I bought lightcoins and as the price did not grow I forgot about them. Now I found the wallet file (litecoin.dat), but I can not remember what wallet I used at the time. There aren't that many litecoin desktop wallet's (AFAIK, i don't hold many LTC's). Since it has a .dat extention, my first instinct would be to re-try litecoin core... Maybe you could post the last couple dozen lines of your debug.log, or just move the debug.log, try to open the client using the litcoin.dat as wallet file (so a new debug.log gets generated), close the client again, then upload the full debug.log, so we can have a look at what's happening. Another usefull tool is db_dump, this tool allows you to dump berkeley db files, altough encryption might mess up the end result... Just in case you're running linux, it might also be good to try the command "file litecoin.dat". At least it will tell us what kind of file we're dealing with. Guy you are so lucky, may i know how many litecoins have you bought before? I will suggest you to download the whole blockchain on your computer (far as i know, it is a big archive, more than 100gb) And then import your wallet.dat to your litecoin core But far as i know, there was a command that you could put in the console of litecoin core, and it was going to give you the private key of your wallet.dat.. I dont remember, but look for it on the internet. And if you get the private key, you can import it to electrum or in litecoin core too. Continue reading >>
3. How To Protect Your Litecoinwallet
In the last post, we talked about the Pros and Cons of each type of wallet. This article will go into detail about the different ways to secure them. But first, lets talk about the different ways someone could steal your Litecoins because we can better prepare ourselves against attack if we know where its coming from. The Different Ways to Steal Your Litecoins Keylogging- This is when you inadvertently download a software via email or website that allows a hacker to record everything you type. They steal your passwords this way. Remote Access Control- This is when you inadvertently download a software via email or website that allows the hacker remote access to your computer. This allows them to look at your emails and automatically send LTC if they gain access to your wallet. Social Engineering- They get you to give away important info or passwords via e-mail, fake websites, or phone calls and use that information to access your accounts. Brute Force- They make educated guesses based on your personal life that theyve researched and begin throwing randomly generated passwords until they gain access to your account. They steal the private key to your address. If they do this, they can easily import or sweep your address into a wallet client and take your litecoins. If you havent noticed by now, all the points of attack come from being connected to the internet. This is why it is so important to turn our hot wallets into cold wallets. Hot Wallet: These wallets are connected to the internet. Cold Wallet: These wallets are not connected to the internet. Between the two, the safest wallet is the cold wallet because it isnt connected to the internet. This prevents hackers from gaining access to it. You can also add another layer of protection through encryption by locking yo Continue reading >>
Help! How To Import Wallet.dat To Ppc Wallet On Mac?
Help! How to import wallet.dat to PPC wallet on Mac? Hey guys, I'm packing a bit because I'm not having any success importing my wallet.dat file. I'm on a Mac. I've tried just dropping the .dat file into my library folder but when I re-start the client my balance shows zero. I should be fine because I have multiple copies of my .dat file, but not being able to import it successfully is troubling. I know this is a noob question, but if anyone can spare the time to talk me through it I'd very much appreciate it I have had the same problem on windows, and I wasn't able to successfully import the wallet.dat So if anyone can respond with Mac and Windows help, it would be much appreciated from another newbie. I have had the same problem on windows, and I wasn't able to successfully import the wallet.dat So if anyone can respond with Mac and Windows help, it would be much appreciated from another newbie. herb-- please describe how you attempted to import the wallet. I encrypted and backed up the wallet.dat on the cloud from computer A with actual ppc in the wallet. I downloaded the client to computer B, and let the block chain load entirely. I downloaded the wallet.dat with the actual coins in it to the desktop of computer B. Then tried to move that file to where the wallet file was for computer B. That didn't work, so then I tried actually just replacing the wallet file with the wallet with the coins, and that didn't work. I kept playing around with trying to put it in different places, to the point where I think I damaged the client and it wouldn't open any more, and so I deleted everything from computer B, and am re downloading the blockchain now after downloading another client with hopes of getting this figured out soon Exactly to do now to get it to work is where I'm st Continue reading >>
How To Export & Import Private Keys (litecoin/bitcoin)
How To Export & Import Private Keys (Litecoin/Bitcoin) There are a number of reason one would want to Export a private key, here's how. Additional note: 60 refers to the time/s of how long the wallet will remain unlocked. You can change 60 to any number I do not have "file, help or settings " in my wallet . I'm using litecoin core wallet for Mac. Any other options of finding a privat key? I have my Litecoin on a paper wallet. How do I get it off the paper wallet and to an exchange? Man you were buying LTC 2.5yr ago? You're looking like a genius right about now you said bitcoin import key also but in the video only litecoin If I give other people my address for receiving litecoin,can they use the address to know my private key by using "dumpprivkey"? + no, you can't derive the private key from anyone's address. That command will only work if you already hold the private key in the wallet. Very nice explanation! So.. I've been playing a bit with my litecoin-qt wallet. Made a back-up a couple of times.. Also I've exported my private key and imported it on another computer with litecoin-qt.. just to see what happens and understand what my coins actually are. Turns out that I don't 'own' coins, but a key that contain coins according to the blockchain. I feel that my private keys might be exposed, because I've been exporting them and making backups which have been sent over e-mail, etc. The best idea would be to just generate a new address (a new key) and transfer all currency to that one key and make very sure to not expose or lose it.. right? Can I create a new address in my own wallet, and send all currency from my other (exposed) addresses while they are in the same wallet? Is private key import possible with the latest version? I'm using 126.96.36.199 and I don't see the Impo Continue reading >>
How Can I Recover Funds From A Bitcoin Core Wallet.dat File Without Having The Entire Blockchain Downloaded?
install a new wallet of choice, we recommend BitPay wallet, Electrum, or even Blockchain.info open a blank text file (in Notepad or TextEdit), we will be using this as a scratch pad cut and paste a RECEIVING address from your new wallet. It is essential that this address be a receiving address from your NEW wallet This is what a receiving address from BitPays Copay looks like: open Bitcoin Core (it is ok if it is not sync'ed) find the address that had funds sent to it, you might only have a few addresses under the "Receive" section of Bitcoin Core. Those addresses might show up as "Recent payments history". You want to double click on each entry, then click "copy address". This is what the Receive section of Bitcoin Core looks like: Visit this web address: Paste each address into Insight to see if there are any unspent transactions to it. Unspent transactions is money that was sent to you that you haven't re-spent to someone else. Note, that the "(U)" means "Unspent" and "(S)" means "Spent". A spent output has another bitcoin transaction that came later that used that output as an input. The following screenshot will show you what an unspent transaction output looks like: if you found an address from your receiving window that has unspent funds, then proceed. copy and paste the transaction id of the transaction that has your unspent funds into your scratch file. Also note which output in the transaction has your funds and the amount of bitcoin in the scratch file (see the screenshot above) now, we need to get a piece of data from the internet about your last transaction. Go here: click the button that says "load url" and put in:
How To Import Your Private Keys Into Litecoin-qt | Litecoin Owner
How To Import Your Private Keys Into Litecoin-Qt If you dont have a copy of your wallet.dat file, but you have the private keys, you can follow this guide to get your Litecoins out of your paper/offline wallet and into a new wallet in Litecoin-Qt. Note: After you do this, your paper/offline wallet will be empty. Any Litecoins you want to keep in a paper/offline must be sent to a different paper/offline address. Open Litecoin-Qt and wait for it to sync with the network (synchronize the blockchain on your computer with the current one on the network). Disconnect your computer from the internet. This will ensure you are importing your private keys whilst your computer is offline. Type the following into the debug window: use quotes if yourpass-phrasecontains spaces; the 60 represents how long the wallet will beunlockedfor in seconds Type the following into the debug window: importprivkey your-private-key "new label" use quotes if the label you want contains spaces Wait for the import to finish, this can take several minutes. Step 6. Check your addresses were imported Continue reading >>
How To Import Private Keys
Before reading this page, users should note that messing with ECDSA private keys is very dangerous and can result in losing bitcoins, even long after the import.It is recommended that outside of self-generated vanity addresses, users should never import (or export) private keys.   As of August 2012, possibly the easiest way to import a private key is using Blockchain.info 's My Wallet service. When successully imported through the "Import/Export" screen, the bitcoins assigned to a private key can be immediately sent to any Bitcoin address. BIPS allows for easy import of private key using Paper Wallet - Import. User can choose to type in the private key manually or scan a QR code containing the private key using the camera. The user must wait 6 confirmations for access to the funds, and system is based on batch importation. Steps described are with the following settings: Use this function if you would like to keep some funds on the paper wallet. Download Mycelium from the Android Play Store or through iTunes. Press the menu button and select "Cold Storage" Press the blue currency tag at the top to toggle currency. After spending, the private key in memory is destroyed so the paper private key remains somewhat secure. Despite this, best practice is to immediately send the remaining balance to a paper wallet that was generated offline. Use this function if you would like to import a private key so all funds are immediately available for spending. Download Mycelium from the Android Play Store or through iTunes. After importing this paper private key, you might consider destroying the original so it cannot be found and your funds stolen. Alternatively, you can keep it safe to be used as an offline backup. If you have Version 7 or later it is now trival. See: How to i Continue reading >>
Bootstrap.dat - Litecoin Wiki
bootstrap.dat allows a new Litecoin client (not synced) to rapidly import the initial blocks from a local file instead of slowly downloading blocks from random peers. This significantly reduces the time it takes to get a client synced with the current blockchain. Simply having bootstrap.dat in Litecoin's expected data directory will make your initial block sync much faster. The import process can be even faster if you use the -dbcache=1000 command line parameter which uses an additional 1GB of RAM for the database index cache. Litecoin v0.8.5.2+ with SSE2 PoW validation can make import even faster if you have SSD drives. Regardless of your operating system use the following steps to make use of the bootstrap.dat file: Download bootstrap.dat.xz from mirrors or torrent. Verify the integrity of bootstrap.dat.xz with the checksums. Put it into the Litecoin datadir. This is the same folder that contains wallet.dat and the blocks folder. Delete bootstrap.dat.old if you want to recover some storage space. You can download bootstrap.dat from the following locations (please use the torrent unless you need a direct download: bootstrap.dat was last built on 2015-11-09. Continue reading >>
Ways To Import Wallet.dat?
I have a wallet.dat address from 2013, which I stored on a hard-drive. Id like to recover the wallet, what are my options? Can I import wallet.dat into anything other than litecoin-core? Do I need to make sure Im running the most up to date version of core? I also managed to find the public address, but only in QR code format. Does anyone have a reliable source that I can use to upload the image so I can convert it to a string and look up on the public ledger? I want to make sure the coins are still there. open your appdata folder under c:/users/(currentUser)/Appdata/Roaming/Litecoin and replace the wallet.dat file with your backup and rename it wallet.dat then restart litecoin Have I got a few questions for you. First, if I have a back-up data file from an encrypted wallet that was erased and now all I have is the backup file and I want to recover any coins that might be on that data file what if I have created a new wallet and it is empty. Should I sit a password on the new wallet the same as the old wallet or does it not matter? And does the new wallet ask me for a password that was used on the old wallet? It seems to me that if I had any coins in my new wallet I would lose them if I erased that file and replaced it with my old file. In my case it does not matter, but maybe some others might want an answer to that question. Thanks and anybody else who has an opinion can also join in. XR732 Here I am replying to my own post. No one else would talk to me. The answer is this: Create a new, clean Litecoin Wallet, the latest version is fine. It should be a wallet of the same brand as the original wallet. For us in this chatroom it would be Litecoin QT. Then put a password on it which is the same as the password on your original wallet. Now search for the litecoin folder Continue reading >>
How To Backup & Restore Litecoin Wallet On Pc
How To Backup & Restore Litecoin Wallet On PC If you are running a Litecoin QT wallet on your computer, its highly recommended to backup litecoin wallet on monthly basis. Backup can come handy in case of hardware failure or corrupt hard-drive. Backing up wallet is very simple, all you need is to copy wallet.dat file to somewhere else.Your wallet.dat file contains your private key(s) as well the addresses that hold money (if any), if empty then its not much of a use. Note : first of all, make sure that your wallet is encrypted ( instructions here ). Step 1. Open your Litecoin wallet, make sure the client must have the blockchain fully synchronized. Step 2. If your wallet.dat file is not encrypted anyone can easily steal all of your coins. We strongly recommend you to encrypt your Litecoin wallet as instructed above. Step 3. Now close your client and locate your Litecoin wallet.dat Locating Wallet.dat / Blockchain in Windows : C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application data\Litecoin C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\Litecoin Locating Wallet.dat / Blockchain in Mac OS : Locating Wallet.dat / Blockchain in Linux : Step 4. Copy / Save your wallet.dat on external hard disk or wherever you want. Its recommended to store your wallet on multiple locations. You can also add another layer of security by including another encryption layer to wallet.dat file using encryption tools like TrueCrypt .You can also use WinRar and set a strong password. Restoring a wallet backup is totally opposite of backing up, just copy the wallet.dat file from your thumb drive to the same location mentioned in Step 3. Just follow these steps: Copy your backed-up wallet.dat into your Litecoin data directory. Relaunch QT wallet, itll automaticallyrescan the block chain and should leave you w Continue reading >>
Moving A Wallet.dat File To Another Computer And Electrum Wallet
You are at: Home Questions Moving a wallet.dat file to another computer and Electrum wallet Moving a wallet.dat file to another computer and Electrum wallet Last updated on January 17th, 2018 at 06:12 am my question is regarding the moving or importing of the wallet.dat file from a Macbook laptop that barely functions (its very old) and Bitcoin QT software that doesnt open anymore (keeps crashing) to a new Mac computer and new wallet Electrum. Just to explain it a bit better I bought some coins back in 2013 and didnt touch them until I went to check up on them a few weeks ago. Weeks ago I could open the Bitcoin QT and saw that my bitcoins didnt sync up as they were Unconfirmed, but didnt understand much about how to get the private key etc.. Now that I have read up on that, I was going to go into Bitcoin QT and get the key, but this time the software crashed and wouldnt open again. So then I went to the actual folder where the wallet.dat file is kept and copied it over to a USB stick. On my Mac computer I have downloaded the Electrum wallet (with seed), but Im kind of stuck as what to do next. I have read many forums and it looks as though I just copy over this file into the Electrum folder and when I run the Electrum, the coins (even if theyre unconfirmed) should show up. However, being super cautious Im still unsure how to do it securely. The wallet.dat is non-encrypted. Is it ok to copy this file over to the Electrum folder while Im online? I have tried it while switching off the internet, but obviously I couldnt do anything as you need internet to run the software.. My main worry is am I ok to copy this file onto my computer while Im online? Should I encrypt it first? If yes, how? How would I encrypt it if my laptop barely functions? If I dont need to do it, is it Continue reading >>
On New Computer: Can't Get My Saved Wallet.dat To Open
on new computer: can't get my saved wallet.dat to open I have set up a new computer, running Windows 10 and installed the latest Dash Core. I did use the same software and same OS on my old PC, I just copied the wallet.dat to my new computer. Now I just can't figure out how Dash Core will by default load my old wallet. Tried renaming it to wallet.dat and copying it in the folder where dash-qt.exe is located. I also tried opening the console in Dash Core and typed this: Can anyone help me to get my wallet running again? Bonus question (not important atm): How can I import my wallet in the electrum-dash-wallet? thanks for the quick reply. I guess this only works, if the walletdat-file in the dashwallet folder is named "wallet.dat" - or does the client recognize any .dat file in the correct folder that is a wallet-file? Anway I renamed my My_wallet.dat to wallet.dat and created your batch file. Now Dash Core has to sync again, may take a few hours (I am on a very slow connection) before I can tell if my balance is right, BUT, just as I am writing I can see there is indeed an incoming transaction from 7 days ago, Hey, I am happy my wallet is loaded correctly now, using the small batch-file. I have a little experience with mSIGNA for bitcoin and have created batch-files before. I just wonder why there isn't an option in Dash Core to easily manage multiple accounts and just "open" any wallet file on your computer like people are used to with other software. Dash is supposed to be digital cash, I think implementing these options to allow even my granma to easily access her account will be an essential step to make dash accessible to the masses. Just thought I had to throw this out there. ; ) Continue reading >>
Can I Import A Private Key?
You can import a Private Key for any asset supported by Exodus. To import a private key you need to access the advanced developer menu. Exodus supports both compressed and uncompressed PrivateKeys. Also, for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Exodus also supports importing encrypted (password protected) Private Keys. Below we are showing an example using Bitcoin. All other assets behave the same way. If you are on macOS, the develop menu is under 'Exodus'. If you are using Windows or Linux, it can be accessed by pressingCtrl+Shift+D.Also, if you're running Exodus1.45.0or later, the Developer menu can be accessed from the Help section: Select Developer > Assets > Bitcoin > Move Funds Here, Bitcoin is used as an example; you can substitute for the asset you need. In some assets theoption will be "Move Funds (WIF)...". The reason for this difference is that for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash you can also import encryptedPrivate Keys, as mentioned above, and for Ethereum based assets there's no WIF format of the Private Key. IMPORTANT NOTE:This does not actually "import" the private key. It just moves the funds from the address into Exodus and this transfer has transactions fees. This is because Exodus uses one 12-word restore phrase to restore all funds. So to be able to restore funds from the 12-word phrase, Exodus must do this transfer. You can import a Paper Wallet in the same way. Unfortunately, this does mean you'll have to hand-type your private key off of the paper wallet. We hope to improve this process in the future. Continue reading >>
Importing Your Private Keys Into Electrum
Importing your private keys into Electrum Before you import your private keys consider whether sweeping them might be better. Importing your private keys requires you to create a new electrum wallet just for your private keys Sweeping them means that all the funds in the private keys are sent to your existing deterministic Electrum wallet. This is a one-time on-chain operation. Unless you expect to receive money in the future to the addresses corresponding to your private keys it is better to sweep them. Sweeping private keys sends the funds to your deterministic wallet and backing that up is as easy as writing down the seed mnemonic. However if importing is what you want to do then read on for the guide These instructions are for Electrum 3.0 and later. Please upgrade first if you are using an older version of electrum. You cannot import private keys into an existing HD wallet. Importing private keys requires you to create a new wallet file that will only contain the imported private keys. Start new electrum wallet file by following this short guide . Then come back here and proceed to step 2. Click on next to see the wallet type selection window: As you can see Electrum supports different types of wallets. Just select Import bitcoin addresses or private keys. And then you paste in your private keys in the box that it displays on the next screen: Enter one private key per line. Electrum supports mini private keys and full sized keys in Wallet Import Format (WIF) . Electrum will then display your wallet window: Continue reading >>
How Backup Your Digital Popular Coin Wallet And Install The Wallet.dat File From A Backup
How Backup Your Digital Popular Coin Wallet and Install the Wallet.dat file from a backup Every Popular Coin user that has a wallet installed on their computer who is using it to store POP should know how to backup their wallet. Its really not difficult to do. First before we create a backup of your wallet lets go ahead and encrypt your wallet with a password or passphrase so that the newly encrypted passphrase will be included in your wallet backup. Click here for a tutorial on how to encrypt your wallet with a password or passphrase. If you create a backup of your wallet now, and then set a password later, it will make it difficult to recover your wallet in the future. So be sure to make this backup of your wallet after you encrypt it. Here I will show you how to create a backup of your wallet.dat and how to install a backup on a new computer. Open your wallet and click on File then click Backup Wallet Next you will be prompted to save the wallet backup file. The file format is a .dat which is tacked onto the end of whatever you decide to name the backup. Here you will also choose the folder that you would like to save the .dat file into. The best place to save your wallets .dat file is to save it onto a flash drive, that way you can save your backup off your computer. It is also recommended that you include POP in the name and the date as shown in the image example. And your Done! You have Successfully backed up your wallet! Be sure to save that POP wallet .dat file and you will always have a backup, even if your computer wallet get corrupted, your computer dies, or gets stolen. Now we will cover how to import your wallet.dat file to a new computer and recover an entire wallet. All you need to do is find the POPCoin Data Folder on your operating system of choice: On Continue reading >>