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March 03, 2018, 01:40:41 PM
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As you may already know, ETH-wallets are just user-interfaces to access the blockchain. This means you can just export your private-key from any ETH-'wallet' and use it to log in to another 'wallet' (interface) like MyEtherWallet or Metamask without creating a new address and transferring your funds.

I just created this small guide on how to export your private-key/keystore-file/mnemonic phrase from ImToken, Jaxx, Eidoo or Parity.



ImToken

There are multiple ways to export your private-key to use it for logging in to MyEtherWallet or Metamask.

1.) Mnemonic Phrase (easiest)

Go to 'Profile' > 'Manage Wallets' and select your wallet.
Now select 'Backup Mnemonic' and enter your password.
Write down the 12 words on paper.

2.) Keystore-File (most secure)

Go to 'Profile' > 'Manage Wallets' and select your wallet.
Now select 'Export Keystore' and enter your password.
Copy the content of the box and create a new file called 'keystore.json' by using your favorite file-manager (e.g. ES File Explorer) and paste the previously copied content and save the file.
Now transfer the file to your PC (you should prefer a USB transfer for security-reasons!).

3.) Private-Key

Go to 'Profile' > 'Manage Wallets' and select your wallet.
Now select 'Export Keystore' and enter your password.
Write down your private-key on paper.



Jaxx


There are also multiple ways for exporting your private-key.

1.) Mnemonic Phrase
Open the menu in the upper right corner > go to 'Tools' > 'Backup Wallet' > 'View Backup Phrase'
Enter your PIN and write down the 12 (orange) words on paper.

2.) Private-Key
Open the menu in the upper right corner > go to 'Tools' > Display Private Keys
Enter your PIN, select 'Display Ethereum Keys' and write down your Private Key on paper.


Eidoo

Go to 'Preferences' > 'Backup wallet' > 'Backup now'
Enter your password and write down the 12 words on paper.



Parity


Go to 'Accounts' > Export (on the right side)
Select your account, enter your password and click 'Export' in the bottom right.
The downloaded file is your keystore-file.

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In general you should always prefer using a keystore-file. It's an encrypted version of your private-key so you also need to enter a password to access your wallet. I created a guide on how to create a new keystore-file if your previous wallet doesn't support exporting it by using your private-key or mnemonic phrase.

For more information check this link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3014688.msg30996799#msg30996799




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March 03, 2018, 02:17:19 PM
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Thanks for your sharing! At present, ETH and tokens are very attractive, the use of matching software is very important. If easy conversion is very convenient!
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March 03, 2018, 02:33:43 PM
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Thanks for your sharing! At present, ETH and tokens are very attractive, the use of matching software is very important. If easy conversion is very convenient!

Hi,

Thanks for your feedback Smiley
Hopefully I'll have some time to add a guide on how to use the exported private-key/mnemonic phrase/keystore-file to log in to MyEtherWallet (well - that should be self-explaining) or MetaMask (this may need some explaination - for now google should do the job  Grin )

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March 14, 2018, 07:37:11 PM
Last edit: August 06, 2018, 03:32:55 PM by Nestade
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More guides:


MyEtherWallet/Metamask

[GUIDE] How to import your private-key from another wallet to MEW/MetaMask

[GUIDE] Creating a (new) keystore-file using your private-key

SECURITY

[SECURITY] How to protect your wallets and private keys

[SECURITY] Running MyEtherWallet locally

[Guide] MyEtherWallet Offline Transactions

[SECURITY] Generate your secure IOTA-Seed without using insecure online-generators
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July 15, 2019, 04:05:25 PM
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If you are interested to extract the private key of the Eidoo wallet please refer to these two guides.
Ethereum:
https://helpdesk.eidoo.io/hc/en-us/articles/360018609212-How-do-I-retrieve-the-private-key-of-my-Ethereum-wallet-

Bitcoin:
https://helpdesk.eidoo.io/hc/en-us/articles/360025868931
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