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November 15, 2011, 03:00:45 PM
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I see now so beat this dead horse deader and to clarify ...

The client will only grab a new address from the keypool if you receive a payment on the address listed as "my address".  It will then change the "my address" to a new address from the keypool.

Seems like the client could be more efficient by flagging addresses in the wallet as "unused" and simply using those before getting new address from keypool but likely you are right it is a small edge case.
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November 15, 2011, 03:28:02 PM
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The client will only grab a new address from the keypool if you receive a payment on the address listed as "my address".  It will then change the "my address" to a new address from the keypool.
Right.

Seems like the client could be more efficient by flagging addresses in the wallet as "unused" and simply using those before getting new address from keypool but likely you are right it is a small edge case.
This won't work. Just because an address never received coins, doesn't mean it's unused. I could have posted it somewhere. If the client picks this address when I expect a fresh address, I'll be using the same address for two purposes.

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November 15, 2011, 04:33:16 PM
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The client will only grab a new address from the keypool if you receive a payment on the address listed as "my address".  It will then change the "my address" to a new address from the keypool.
Right.

Seems like the client could be more efficient by flagging addresses in the wallet as "unused" and simply using those before getting new address from keypool but likely you are right it is a small edge case.
This won't work. Just because an address never received coins, doesn't mean it's unused. I could have posted it somewhere. If the client picks this address when I expect a fresh address, I'll be using the same address for two purposes.

Good point.  I will try to update my post.
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January 19, 2012, 09:05:56 PM
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It sounds like your backup is going to be fine and have all your coins in it.  If it doesn't, and you haven't monkeyed with the corrupted disk too much, it is sometimes possible to recover files and data from a messed up disk.  Let us know if you need help with that.
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