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March 16, 2014, 09:01:48 PM
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I am very aware of what a secure idea it is to use pass phrases, but when you can't quite get yours right, and have 5000 Nxtcoins locked in your phone - what do you do?

is there any way to find the private key and convert it back to the secret phrase - so I can write it down?

Its the Android wallet, but not sure what version, but guess its auto updated to the latest one!

Don't need any told you so responses - just some practical advice! ;-)

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March 22, 2014, 09:26:39 AM
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bump! Wink

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March 22, 2014, 09:56:32 AM
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I am very aware of what a secure idea it is to use pass phrases, but when you can't quite get yours right, and have 5000 Nxtcoins locked in your phone - what do you do?

is there any way to find the private key and convert it back to the secret phrase - so I can write it down?

Hi nwbitcoin, sorry -- your passphrase is your private key. If you lost it, there is no way to access your account.
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March 22, 2014, 11:18:46 AM
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is the phrase stored somewhere where I can see it and maybe work out an element of the unencrypted phrase?

As I have a good idea of the phrase, but dont know the exact words, so was hoping to get a hint!

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March 22, 2014, 02:18:21 PM
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You should write down everything you THINK you know about the phrase or words, and anything that comes into mind in future, as possible keywords. At some point you can get a programmer or find a program to run a script to try all the possible combinations and variants.
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March 22, 2014, 02:21:27 PM
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is the phrase stored somewhere where I can see it and maybe work out an element of the unencrypted phrase?

No it's not stored in most NXT clients. The official browser based NXT client is a brain wallet client, it doesn't have a wallet file.

However, if you want a client with a wallet, just like Bitcoin, you can use the Offspring client, see the first post in the NXT thread to find the link. The Offspring client is designed to be just like bitcoin's client, to have a wallet file, that you can back up.
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March 22, 2014, 11:37:35 PM
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is the phrase stored somewhere where I can see it and maybe work out an element of the unencrypted phrase?

No it's not stored in most NXT clients. The official browser based NXT client is a brain wallet client, it doesn't have a wallet file.

However, if you want a client with a wallet, just like Bitcoin, you can use the Offspring client, see the first post in the NXT thread to find the link. The Offspring client is designed to be just like bitcoin's client, to have a wallet file, that you can back up.

Thanks - at least I now understand how Nxtcoin wallets work! Sad


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March 22, 2014, 11:49:12 PM
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You should write down everything you THINK you know about the phrase or words, and anything that comes into mind in future, as possible keywords. At some point you can get a programmer or find a program to run a script to try all the possible combinations and variants.

Do this. There are people that do this with bitcoin wallets now. It's only a matter of time until they offer these services for Nxt, assuming Nxt itself doesn't die on the vine.
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March 23, 2014, 02:08:52 AM
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+1. I think nxt will be worth a lot someday. If you know most of the password the rest can be brute forced by a good hacker. Right now, I'd just consider the money locked away as a long term investment.

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