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October 30, 2011, 01:34:16 PM
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Yes, I know everyone should back up your wallet.dat before encrypting. But still, it's a good idea (all upside and no downside) to require the password to be typed twice to avoid typos in the password.

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October 30, 2011, 01:56:09 PM
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It does. After you type it the first time it asks you to type it again. If you fail, the encryption fails and that's it, no encrypted wallet.

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October 30, 2011, 03:20:49 PM
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This is fixed in 0.5.0.
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October 30, 2011, 09:11:27 PM
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It does.  The only issue is the wording of the prompts which is changed to be more clear in future versions.

You must enter password twice and it must match or the encryption will fail.  There is no risk of losing your wallet due to a typo (unless you happen to type it twice  Roll Eyes )
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October 31, 2011, 02:17:47 AM
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It was discussed here : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=46782
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