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November 21, 2013, 09:12:51 PM
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Hello guys,
I have a wallet and i mistyped the password when i decided to change it and can't access said wallet anymore.
I currently have in my possession my backup files, where i have the old password from the wallet. If i roll back those back files, will i be ble to access my wallet with the old password?
I think this should work, backup is 3weeks old. Is it good enough or will i be confronted to other issues due to age of the file and it not being online for the last while?
Thanks for your help guys
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November 21, 2013, 09:51:50 PM
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When you add a password to a wallet MultiBit creates a timestamped copy of it in the

"name of wallet"-data/wallet-backup

directory.

Then when you change the password it creates another timestamped copy in the same directory.

Thus your older backup will use the older password.
You should be able to open it, it will sync and then you can spend using your old password.

When you change the password it does tell you that OLD backups are not being changed to tell you that if your old password had been compromised you would need to take further action.

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November 21, 2013, 10:13:16 PM
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Thanks a bunch. Trying this right now. It seems to take a while to synchronise but i'll keep you posted. Cheers for the inputs anyway.
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November 21, 2013, 10:28:14 PM
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Done and done. Thanks Jim. You da man :-)
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