So I had just transferred all my bitcoin out of MtGox and I wanted to back up my wallet.dat
I mistakenly moved instead of copied the wallet.dat file while the bitcoin client was running. I then made several backups of the file, deleted the old bitcoin software 0.3.21 (mac), reinstalled and overwrote the wallet.dat file with the backup.
It shows all my transactions and everything in the address book but my transactions are all 0/unconfirmed and my balance is still at 0.00
The blocks are all scanned, do I just need to wait a few more hours for the network to confirm the transactions and the balance will be restored or did I do some damage to the file when i moved it while the client was running?
Thanks for any help.
I've seen some other forum members suggesting running bitcoin.exe with -rescan. So "bitcoin.exe -rescan" which rescans the blocks. This usually solves the problem. Do at own risk though.
Backup backup backup and then some more backup!