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mxm
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April 02, 2013, 12:21:44 PM
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Hi

Just posted in the "intro" thread, so guess this is where to ask next.

Looking for some [solid] info on where or what is held locally on a harddrive, for BC.

Loosely put:

Had accounts back in the day [2008ish]
Know it had some paid/owed/exchanged BC in it [cannot remember how!]
Moved on to other things in life
Got laptops|harddrives out of storage
Looking to find|cash|re-active BC accounts/worth


Seems to be a lot of mis-information about what the early client actually stored or did locally
so thought here would be best place for some clarity  Grin

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Not an expert in BC, but do remember nobody wanted to know and buddies thought I was
crazy at the time putting $ into BC or bartering with it!

Genuine post, so if you flame or advertise guess the mods will notice!

Thank you for any help.

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April 02, 2013, 12:27:23 PM
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Bitcoin "accounts" in 2008? Right...

Now, what you need is the file called wallet.dat, search for it using a file explorer or the command line.

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April 02, 2013, 12:56:33 PM
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Cheers psy

As said, not sure if they were accounts  Huh

Think only used 2 of 4 for getting paid and the other 2 for investing

Have run a *.dat on most of the drives, have not come across a named wallet file yet.

Is there a login format file or data file that is attached to the wallet?

EG: an email or ICQ # etc?

Guess will have to signup again to see what the proceedure is with the new clients.

2008ish as think it was a bit of C+ soft on beta that was running

It's like googles recent treasure hunt spoof, but for real  Smiley

Cannot believe how much a BC has gone up in $ value
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April 02, 2013, 05:11:57 PM
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1- Bitcoin was released on Jan 3, 2009, so, if you had any bitcoin "account" on 2008, it doesn't exist anymore.
2- There is no signup now and never one was needed before
3- Like I said, it's all on the file called wallet.dat.

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April 02, 2013, 05:21:48 PM
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It doesn't sound like you used bitcoin before, but something else that you're confusing with it.
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