So I lost some more btc tonight... just disappeared into the ether.
Tonight it was by sending from an online account to what must have been an address in some previous wallet.dat I had. Previously I've lost bitcoin sending between wallets and swapping wallets around. My technical incompetence has certainly cost me.
Am I the only one, or could there be a substantial number of bitcoins lost forever? (Please don't tell me I'm the only one
did you try rescan the wallets against the block chain?
it may be that you just do not see the balance in your bitcoin client because you were swapping wallets while the block was broadcasted that had "your" transaction in it.
rescan feature in the new client could help
or the old fashioned way, you download the blockchain again to have it scan with your wallet. if you did not deleted the wallet and you used your valid address to send you bitcoins, the are not lost, it's just a little lack of knowledge
btw i've lost some of my bitcoins gambling