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April 22, 2013, 12:26:29 AM
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I restore my computer but before that i copy and pasted my bitcoin onto a usb drive. now i am on a new computer with the usb and the file is not taking me to the bitcoins. I downloaded the wallet already and have my bitcoin id what do i do.
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April 22, 2013, 05:02:51 PM
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April 22, 2013, 05:10:24 PM
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Did you copy all the data from C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin ? That is the location your wallet is stored in.
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April 22, 2013, 11:00:04 PM
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You need to provide more information.  What wallet are/were you using (Bitcoin-Qt, Electrum, MultiBit)?  What operating system are you using (Windows, Apple OSX, *nix)?  Do you have additional backups of your wallet, or only the one you made just before the restore?  What exactly did you copy and paste?



Assuming that you are using Bitcoin-Qt on a Windows computer:

Did you copy all the data from C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin ? That is the location your wallet is stored in.

Exactly.  You needed to store a copy of the wallet.dat file.  If you have the wallet.dat file from before you restored your computer, you should be able to recover your bitcoins.  If you don't have a copy of that file, then you can pretty much assume that you will never be able to regain control of the bitcoins.


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April 22, 2013, 11:03:16 PM
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I suggest everyone without experience to use a client like Electrum which makes encrypted backups of the wallet online.
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