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July 18, 2011, 05:08:36 PM
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So i wanted to trade in my BTC for a gift card, so i withdrew all my coins to my receiving adress. Then i open up bitcoin.exe and it shows that my address for receiving coins is completely different, i researched it a little and found out that it changes and that i should be able to see my old address in my receiving address list. Well i formatted my computer a month ago, but im still using the same .exe as before, and now when i check my receiving address list my old address (that i use with bitcoin market and deepbit) isnt even in teh list, did i just loose all of my BTC or is there a way to access my old address?
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July 18, 2011, 05:12:14 PM
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the adresses are related to your bitcoin wallet

and wallet is the only thing that matters, not bitcoin executable

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July 18, 2011, 05:13:19 PM
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the adresses are related to your bitcoin wallet

and wallet is the only thing that matters, not bitcoin executable



I dont think i have the wallet for my old address? Where is it located? If i dont have the wallet did i just send all my BTC to an address that doesnt exist?
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July 18, 2011, 05:23:52 PM
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your information from 1st post shows that you formated your hdd

and if you didnt backup your wallet.dat from dir described in bitcoin faq

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Go to Start -> Run (or press WinKey+R) and run this:

explorer %APPDATA%\BitCoin

BitCoin's data folder will open. For most users, this is the following locations:

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application data\BitCoin (XP)

C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\BitCoin (Vista and 7)

"AppData" and "Application data" are hidden by default.

than you will never have that money again  Cry

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wait, u said that you sended money to some other address, which is related to old bitcoin install or the new ?
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July 18, 2011, 05:26:39 PM
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that sucks, but i hope other people see this and backup their wallets, im really upset with myself but i didnt know/think about it so i guess i cant be too mad. Though i just lost alsmost 200$ Sad

Im going to quit bitcoins now..........bye
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July 18, 2011, 05:30:05 PM
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that sucks, but i hope other people see this and backup their wallets, im really upset with myself but i didnt know/think about it so i guess i cant be too mad. Though i just lost alsmost 200$ Sad

Im going to quit bitcoins now..........bye

And this is why you test new things *slowly* with small slivers of your funds.

Hell for $200 I would have gladly taught you how to do it securely.

Feel like investing in a Miner?:
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=30044.msg377773#msg377773
A soup to nuts newbee system for a secure, portable USB wallet (free instructions):
NoobHowTo: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=27088.msg341387#msg341387
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July 18, 2011, 06:21:42 PM
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Sad story

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July 18, 2011, 07:58:59 PM
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If your hard drive was big enough, there's a small chance that the bitcoins can still be recovered. Stop using that hard drive immediately, and try this:
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=25091.0

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