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April 08, 2013, 11:51:42 PM
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Hi everybody!

newest of all newbies here,
with a situation,
until last week i:

1. kept my BTC in my Bitcoin-QT wallet

2. had encrypted that wallet

3. made a back-up, and renamed the file.

Than i my mac crashed fully. (lion to mountain lion update fail).
Totally corrupt filevault-encrypted HDD, no major backups, so I reinstalled OSX.

Now all I have is backup file of the encrypted wallet.dat. (password i have)
Is this enough to recover my BTC??

If anybody could help me with a diagnosis,
this patient would be happy (or not..... Shocked Shocked Shocked)

Thanks!
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April 08, 2013, 11:56:07 PM
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Now all I have is backup file of the encrypted wallet.dat. (password i have)
Is this enough to recover my BTC??

Yes, if you have your wallet, everything should be okay.

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April 09, 2013, 12:09:45 AM
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Hello thanks for your fast reply liberty-

Do you mean the Bitcoin QT wallet?

I downloaded a new one,
since the old one was on the crashed HDD...

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April 09, 2013, 12:12:07 AM
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2/2:
 
ANd I basically also have no idea how to open the back up.  Huh
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April 09, 2013, 12:23:54 AM
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Hello thanks for your fast reply liberty-

Do you mean the Bitcoin QT wallet?

I downloaded a new one,
since the old one was on the crashed HDD...


What do you mean that you "downloaded a new one"? The client downloads only the blockchain from the network. The blockchain is a public transaction ledger. Your wallet is not downloaded by the client. Your client creates a new wallet file when it first starts up, but if you haven't used that new wallet, you can close the client, remove the new wallet file, and replace it with your backed-up wallet file.

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April 09, 2013, 12:27:11 AM
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your fine.

the new wallet program u downloaded made a new wallet.dat somewhere on your hard drive. find that and replace it with your old one.
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April 09, 2013, 12:41:07 AM
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find that and replace it with your old one.

Exactly.

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