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February 02, 2013, 04:27:43 AM
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Someone suggested I import my wallet.dat via the link:

https://blockchain.info/wallet/import-wallet

I tried to do this; however, the error I get when I attempt to load the wallet is:

"Unexpected end of file from server."

Any ideas?   Huh Huh Huh
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February 02, 2013, 04:29:29 AM
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Try importing to an offline client. As I said in your last thread Electrum is a solid choice. I use it myself for my regular wallet Smiley
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February 02, 2013, 04:47:46 AM
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I installed Electrum.  Is there a Community forum that describes how to import an existing wallet.dat file?  Thanks.   Wink Wink
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February 02, 2013, 04:48:21 AM
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Someone suggested I import my wallet.dat via the link:

https://blockchain.info/wallet/import-wallet

I tried to do this; however, the error I get when I attempt to load the wallet is:

"Unexpected end of file from server."

Any ideas?   Huh Huh Huh
Try sending a Personal Message to piuk.  He's the local blockchain.info expert.

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February 02, 2013, 04:50:53 AM
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I installed Electrum.  Is there a Community forum that describes how to import an existing wallet.dat file?  Thanks.   Wink Wink

Click the setting button in the corner and select the Import/Export tab
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February 02, 2013, 04:54:38 AM
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I see the "Lite Mode" button, the "preferences" button, and the "network" button.  The "preferences" has an Import/Export feature, but they are limited to:

1.  Labels
2.  History
3.  Private key and
4.  Master public key

I see no area to import my wallet.dat.  Moreover, I will need to identify the "blockchain" address for my "lost in space" bitcoin, which is also unclear how to identify this location within the Electrum client.
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February 02, 2013, 05:42:31 AM
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FYI....No luck at all with Electrum.  The Wiki provides no guidance on importing wallet, and the command line "help" is in error.  The Electrum files are installed under "Volumes/Electrum" and the -w /Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/wallet.dat doesn't work.  So.....no dice. 
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February 02, 2013, 06:34:42 AM
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Any ideas?   Huh Huh Huh

Maybe it is timing out, or perhaps it is encrypted and the import utility can't accommodate wallets that have passphrase encryption enabled.

You might instead look at trying the Desktop Sync method for blockchain.info, where it grabs the keys from the wallet from your running Bitcoin-Qt.

Or you could export the keys from Bitcoin-Qt (right from the Debug window) and import those into blockchain.info/wallet
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