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RevolutionMaster
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July 16, 2011, 07:09:44 PM
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Because I'm paranoid about wallet fragmentation messing up my transactions, I made the stupid mistake of sending bitcoins to myself. When the first one didn't get any confirmations after 12 hours with a .001 fee, I assumed it had been rejected for one reason or another, so I tried sending bitcoins to myself again, which failed badly, putting my wallet behind two bad transactions. I then tried a 3rd time 24 hours later, because I was stupid. I now have this:



My most recent backup predates the creation of my BTC Guild and BitSlots sale addresses, and -rescan isn't helping me. What should I do to recover my bitcoins?

EDIT: Is there a way for me to remove or rebroadcast my transactions in an attempt to fix this?
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July 17, 2011, 02:39:25 AM
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I think it should be enough to backup your wallet, delete your .bitcoin folder in your user profile folder, create a new .bitcoin folder, put your wallet inside and then start bitcoin. It should download a new copy of the block chain and you should be good to go. AFAIR this is a known bug.
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July 17, 2011, 03:45:04 AM
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I think it should be enough to backup your wallet, delete your .bitcoin folder in your user profile folder, create a new .bitcoin folder, put your wallet inside and then start bitcoin. It should download a new copy of the block chain and you should be good to go. AFAIR this is a known bug.

Don't do that, you'll just spend a lot of time re-downloading the block chain and then be back in the same state you were before (unless you happen to get lucky and your transactions get confirmed while you're waiting for the block chain to download again).

Restarting bitcoin and letting it get 8 fresh connections might help. Allowing incoming connections so you have more than 8 connections should also help your transactions get confirmed.

Safest thing to do is to be patient; your transactions will be rebroadcast and eventually will get confirmed. If they're not confirmed in a week, then there are ways of deleting the transactions from your wallet and "freeing up" the stuck bitcoins, but messing with your wallet should always be a last resort.

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