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October 01, 2011, 03:04:33 PM
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Hi,

Basically I had my wallet on my main PC whilst I had a separate PC for mining over the June to August period. Over September I've bought a new laptop and changed some hardware on my desktop (I've changed from an Intel X25-M 80GB to Crucial C300 64GB) and in the process of changing my desktop it seems I didn't copy my APPDATA Bitcoin folder.

I have checked my wallet on the mining PC and it is not the right one and is empty. It seems I've only copied the Program Files Bitcoin folder...

Is there any way where I can get my wallet back as I did have 28 BTCs and although they're not worth much now it is still about 3 months of mining for me.

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October 01, 2011, 03:10:48 PM
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Hello,

I guess you do not have access to your old Intel hard drive? If that is the case you can't get your coins back.
Otherwise you can still copy the wallet.dat from the old hard drive.

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October 01, 2011, 03:23:30 PM
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Is there any way where I can get my wallet back as I did have 28 BTCs and although they're not worth much now it is still about 3 months of mining for me.

You need the original file "wallet.dat".  Do you have it on the old HDD (I assume you got a new one).

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October 01, 2011, 04:12:38 PM
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Hello,

I guess you do not have access to your old Intel hard drive? If that is the case you can't get your coins back.
Otherwise you can still copy the wallet.dat from the old hard drive.

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You need the original file "wallet.dat".  Do you have it on the old HDD (I assume you got a new one).

Unfortunately I cleared the SSD before selling it on :/ I've had a look on my mining rig and it has a lot of files in the APPDATA Bitcoin folder, but it doesn't have my wallet. And on slush's pool's website (the pool I used) it shows all the bitcoins that were sent to me. Anything I can do with this info?
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October 01, 2011, 04:20:25 PM
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Anything I can do with this info?

Regret you didn't backup your wallet and you sold the SSD.  Any chance to get that SSD back at least for a try recovering the keys?

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October 01, 2011, 08:40:25 PM
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Anything I can do with this info?

Regret you didn't backup your wallet and you sold the SSD.  Any chance to get that SSD back at least for a try recovering the keys?

Yeah, I really regret it, I backed up the Program Files folder instead of the wallet... *Sigh*

I sold the SSD on eBay so the chance of getting it back is next to nil I'm afraid.
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October 02, 2011, 06:22:01 AM
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I encrypt and email my wallet every time I use it.  Wink
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October 02, 2011, 06:55:45 AM
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I encrypt and email my wallet every time I use it.  Wink

Could you email it to me next time?    Grin

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October 02, 2011, 03:03:49 PM
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Wow Mate that is rough going.
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