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September 01, 2017, 03:41:54 PM
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After messing around with my laptop and reinstalling OS I tried to restore my wallet. For some reason I couldn't. I typed in my 11-word seed and after that I cannot press next button. I can only press options where options BIP39seed and Extend this seed.. can be ticked.
My question now is: Have I cocked up writing down my seed and omitted one word? Or maybe my seed is all right and I am making mistake elsewhere. And in case if I skipped this word , is there a way to restore my wallet anyway?
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September 01, 2017, 04:38:26 PM
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After messing around with my laptop and reinstalling OS I tried to restore my wallet. For some reason I couldn't. I typed in my 11-word seed and after that I cannot press next button. I can only press options where options BIP39seed and Extend this seed.. can be ticked.
My question now is: Have I cocked up writing down my seed and omitted one word? Or maybe my seed is all right and I am making mistake elsewhere. And in case if I skipped this word , is there a way to restore my wallet anyway?

Usually Electrum seed is with 12 words at least in latest versions like 2.9.0 and onwards. I think you have forgot one word and it is not difficult to find it, cause there are only 2028 words in use for the seed as far as I know. Your only option is to find those words, I don't remember the link now but someone else can help here and try these words 1 by 1. No other alternatives in my opinion.

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September 01, 2017, 08:04:23 PM
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I think this is the list of the words that you may try https://github.com/spesmilo/electrum/blob/master/lib/wordlist/english.txt
And maybe the last thing is the only word you forgot or the first word just try them but it took long time before you can find your wallet..
And i think there is no other way except if you backup the wallet.dat if you are just holding the 12 word seeds you should try them all 1 by 1..

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September 01, 2017, 10:03:52 PM
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That's gonna be tedious Embarrassed
Is the words order important? Will I have to try all the combinations?
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September 01, 2017, 10:09:33 PM
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That's gonna be tedious Embarrassed
Is the words order important? Will I have to try all the combinations?

Yes words order are important. No you don't have to try all the combinations but only pick a word, goodluck to that.

I think your saved phrase is in order already because you copied it obviously. Now like the other poster said here, maybe you accidentally erase the last word (I will assume it's the last word). What you will do is to try all the words and put that as a last word. Again, goodluck to that.

Since your OS have been reinstalled there is no trace already of the Electrum stored in your computer which maybe can help you to skipped those word phrase but it will be a technical and we need knowledgeable person here to guide you.

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September 01, 2017, 10:11:54 PM
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Try to recover using this
https://github.com/gurnec/btcrecover

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