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October 30, 2013, 03:24:19 PM
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So a sudden power failure (due to the storm) caused the wallet to corrpupt along with some other open stuff (rare but happens -_- was savign to disk at that time or smthing).
So its unusable - its 1kb in size aswell.

It has no backups - it was a empty wallet (new one).

The problem is i had that wallets address used for autowithdrawals and now its coins are hanging somewhere in the air - no wallet to deposit to and if i  use the client to sync again it results in a completely new wallet address.
Is there a way to manually add old address to a new wallet (wasnt encrypted or password protected or anything like that).

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October 30, 2013, 03:27:40 PM
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Use pywallet to dump the private key(s) for the addresse(s) you want to save and then import them to a new wallet using the Console window.

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October 30, 2013, 03:35:45 PM
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dump how... the wallet.dat itself is corrupted  when i removed the corrupt file and restarted the client it had a new wallet address.

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October 30, 2013, 03:45:28 PM
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You need one of the following:

  • Access the the original wallet.dat file which is hopefully not corrupted beyond recovery
  • Access to a good, uncorrupted backup copy of the original wallet.dat file
  • The private keys from the original wallet.dat file

It is the private keys that allow you the ability to access bitcoins that are sent to an address.  Those private keys are hidden in the wallet.dat file, so even if it is corrupted it is possible that the private keys aren't damaged and can still be recovered.  If you can get the private keys, then you can import those private keys into a new wallet, and the wallet will use those private keys to regenerate the associated addresses for you.  If you don't have (can't get) the private keys, then there is nothing you can do to access any bitcoins that are sent to any of those addresses.

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October 30, 2013, 03:47:02 PM
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yeah so the  coins are lost then. the wallet.dat is 1kb - basically empty file, there is nothing to recover from it.

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October 30, 2013, 03:49:11 PM
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dump how...

With pywallet, like I said.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pywallet+dumping+private+keys

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