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April 22, 2014, 10:09:13 AM
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I have been keeping a stash of bitcoins in multibit with a very strong password and it's worked fine for the last year but today when I opened Multibit my wallets where gone and the balance was 0.  I've tried following the troubleshooting advice but I've been unsuccessful.  


I followed these instructions"

"Where MultiBit stores your data
MultiBit stores user specific data such as logs and the default multibit.wallet in a "user data directory". This directory can be worked out as follows:
Check the the very top of the "Messages" tab for a message like "The user data directory is '/Users/jim/Library/Application Support/MultiBit'"
Navigate to the MultiBit installation directory and check for a file called "multibit.properties".  This file is not there.  These are the only files I can find there

authors.txt
configuration.md
COPYING
multibit-exe.jar
multibit.checkpoints
readme.txt
release_notes.txt

I then attempted the technical approach but failed to find anything.  

I used these commands in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

hidden files did appear but nothing containing "multibit" or "wallet"

I tried hitting hitting Command+Shift+Period but nothing happened.

I tried using Terminal using "ls -a" command and various filed appeared but nothing containing "multibit" or "wallet".

I have an external HD which I used to make backups, or so I thought, I just plug it in and let time machine do its thing every so often, but if I try the same process on there nothing comes up either.  The Multibit icon is there in the backed up applications folder but if I open it it's empty too and none of the searches reveal anything.

Please help!  

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April 22, 2014, 10:27:36 AM
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I just tried looking for the user data directory in the application support section where the 'view-messages' in multibit says it should be and it's not there (nor in the external HD application support section).  Don't know if that's of any relevance.

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April 22, 2014, 11:41:52 AM
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Update:

I restarted my computer and found some wallet files in the Application Support folder (that wasn't there before).  Importing wallets now.

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April 22, 2014, 11:47:46 AM
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SUCCESS!


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April 22, 2014, 09:05:59 PM
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Your post helped my recovery my lost BTC too. By looking in the debug logs I discovered on what date I made the transaction and on what computer. I could now retrieve a functional backup. Thanks!
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April 23, 2014, 10:10:50 AM
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Your post helped my recovery my lost BTC too. By looking in the debug logs I discovered on what date I made the transaction and on what computer. I could now retrieve a functional backup. Thanks!

Glad to hear! Smiley

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