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January 12, 2018, 07:47:02 AM
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Hello,

i need some help to find my old wallet.

I think i bought bitcoin back in 2011/12 i can also remember i transfert my btc wallet.dat from my very old computer to my new old computer.

The problem is i did a format on the old one in 13/14 or i just removed it idk.

So i need a really good program to findt old removed things
So any toughts on how to do this?

Thanks


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January 12, 2018, 08:31:37 AM
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Try with them: https://www.walletsos.org/
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January 12, 2018, 08:35:21 AM
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you can always try to scan all your old disks with recuva https://www.piriform.com/recuva
It seems to work relatively well

Make sure you identify the disks that have the biggest chance of holding your old wallets, maybe clone them first, and make sure you don't boot from them or write new data to them untill they're properly scanned for deleted files...

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January 14, 2018, 02:54:12 AM
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Might be hard to recover if you actually formatted it though.  Might be worth a try I guess.
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January 14, 2018, 04:57:04 AM
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Depending on how you formatted the disk the old wallet.dat may still be recoverable. Most modern OS installations do a quick format which erases the meta data for files located on the disk but not the actual files. This however allows for the Newer OS to overwrite thee older files even though you have no clue they're even there.

If these older files have not been overwritten then yes the data can still be extracted using numerous professional/enterprise data recovery tools.

If however the format method you used was something along the lines of kill disk then yes you're most likely screwed lol... Back in the day when format actually zero'd out the disk platters it was slow as crap however since drives are no longer less then 10GB most OS'es will just do a quick format unless you want to wait hours to install an OS.

G'Luck though Wink
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