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July 17, 2019, 02:58:59 PM
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Hardware is Acer desktop running Ubuntu 18.04.2.

My old Electrum wallet would not synchronize so I did a backup, downloaded 3.3.8 and installed. Everything ran fine - no errors.
When I re-started the wallet, up came my old 2.5.4 version - obviously, still no sync.
Have tried several times - no luck.
Should I be deleting something in /.Electrum ?
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July 17, 2019, 03:11:20 PM
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Try the following command to remove the old version of electrum

sudo python2 -m pip uninstall electrum

It might not work if you installed it using a different method. What command did you use to install the latest version?

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July 17, 2019, 04:09:41 PM
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Tried your recommendation - completed with 'Electrum uninstalled'

Start icon disappeared - forgot to check /.electrum directory.
Installed 3.3.8 according to Electrum website - copy / paste terminal commands using PIP to install.
Install ran perfectly - /.Electrum directories present but no start icon. There is no /Electrum directory entries / structure present (I have this on my 3.3.8 laptop installation.
Tried command line start (electrum) - no joy.

Now I have no wallet at all. Help !?!
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July 17, 2019, 04:23:06 PM
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The previous command might have also affected the latest version's files. Try re-installing it by following the same guide. Old files have been removed so there shouldn't be any conflicts anymore.

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July 18, 2019, 05:37:17 AM
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try the following command:

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~/.local/bin/electrum

~/.local/bin/run_electrum #only if the above one fails

if the above command works create a shortcut to that executable file on your desktop. ~ = home directory here.

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July 18, 2019, 04:32:44 PM
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Apologies to all who have contributed for the delay in replying.

Abdussamad - your moniker 'legendary' is well earned !!
I used the first of your command lines and a 3.3.8 window opened more or less immediately and, after several 'synchronizing' sessions, the content was present and correct.

Many thanks for your sterling help.

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