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November 23, 2013, 06:04:41 AM

I have an  older bitcoin wallet. I recently ran a new bitcoin-qt, fully updated the blocks then replaced the stock wallet with my old one. The old one has not update though. Since I  had saved the old one I had a few payment of bitcoins to the wallet. Will the wallet eventually show the new payments that had happened?
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November 23, 2013, 06:30:39 AM

If the wallet.dat was from a significantly older version, it will not reflect the correct balance without intervention. Newer software also puts the block number that was last seen in the wallet, so that information can be used to resume looking for new transactions.

The solution if you already have your wallet.dat in the right place and the client up to date, is to start Bitcoin with the -rescan command-line option:

bitcoin-qt -rescan

Then wait, and wait. About 20 minutes later your wallet will open and will reflect the correct balance for any addresses in the wallet.
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