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July 12, 2011, 06:15:16 PM
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Hi experts,

I have a withdrawal issue.

I just withdrew 9 BTC to an address from an old computer that I do not
have anymore (I uninstalled the BTC client beforehand)

How can I get the 9 BTC back?

thanks

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July 12, 2011, 06:30:23 PM
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You probably can't.

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July 12, 2011, 06:33:25 PM
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If you don't have the wallet for that address anymore, that wallet is stuck with the 9BTC, unfortunately.
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July 12, 2011, 06:35:16 PM
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If uninstalling doesn't delete the wallet.dat, you should be able to just reinstall bitcoin (or move the wallet to a computer that has bitcoin installed) and get your coins back.

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July 12, 2011, 06:35:52 PM
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no. unless you gets the computer back, and the harddisk(s) is not touched/formatted/broken.

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July 12, 2011, 10:01:20 PM
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I just withdrew 9 BTC to an address from an old computer that I do not have anymore (I uninstalled the BTC client beforehand)

You never made a backup of the wallet on that old computer?
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July 12, 2011, 10:28:30 PM
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I did do backups in some point, but after transferring all coins to the new computer I gave the old computer away...

anyway, its gone now and I see the 9 BTC as a way to support the bitcoin community. we have now 21 million coins - 9 BTC :-) - many more people losing some of their coins

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July 12, 2011, 11:57:33 PM
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The coins should be there when you load in the backup and rescan. Doesn't really matter how old.

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