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March 13, 2012, 04:00:27 PM
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So basically, what has happened is, without my knowledge, my computer was restarted and now my bitcoin wallet won't open. I was in the middle of receiving 100 bitcoins (at about 96%) and now BITCOIN WALLET WILL NOT OPEN. WTF. it keeps saying "btindex.dat" failed to open, and now im crying, because that 500 dollars worth of bitcoins are not mine, but my responsibility and i just got effed in the a by this btindex.dat SHENANIGANS. I've tried following all fixes on this but nothing is working. Also, are my bitcoins just stuck in limbo? Am i royally screwed right now? SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME! Sad
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March 13, 2012, 04:03:07 PM
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Blockchain corrupted, not a problem, just delete and redownload it.

Your bitcoin are in wallet.dat, wich is fine.

Oh and backup wallet.dat.
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March 13, 2012, 04:05:00 PM
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Thanks man! where can I find that file in my folder and where can I download? THANK YOU SO MUCH DUDE!

Oh yes, I'm not sure if this makes a difference, but I didnt have the BTC in my wallet yet since bitcoin wallet was still synchronising with the network. Will i still be able to receibe those coins after i fix this?

Thanks dude, you are saving my life right now o.O
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March 13, 2012, 04:07:09 PM
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I can't find wallet.dat either despite extensive searching Sad Im using windows vista btw, not sure if this makes a difference on file location.
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March 13, 2012, 04:08:16 PM
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C/user/yourname/appdata/roaming/bitcoin

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March 13, 2012, 04:10:26 PM
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Okay so the file im replacing is btindex.dat? where do i find a copy of if it to redownload? and will this affect my transaction in progress? Thanks for being totally awesome man!
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March 13, 2012, 04:12:43 PM
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https://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/blockchain/

... has a fairly recent copy of the blockchain.

How often do you get the chance to work on a potentially world-changing project?
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March 13, 2012, 04:15:23 PM
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Yes but Gavin, my main issue here is that BTWALLET Crashed while it was downloading the new blockchain, which im guessing has my transaction of 100 bitcoins. I do not want to lose these! Will this affect my ability to receive them?
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March 13, 2012, 04:18:10 PM
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As long as you still have your wallet you should be fine, they're not just going to "miss" and disappear.

http://agorahooawayyfoe.onion/register/BFCZM97K1S
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March 13, 2012, 04:22:51 PM
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Phew! Thanks guys, you rule! Almost had to deliver some very bad news to some very close friends, so kudos and karma points to you all Smiley
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March 13, 2012, 04:24:56 PM
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I just made like 10 copy's of wallet.dat hahaha
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March 13, 2012, 04:29:46 PM
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ive been afraid to use online wallets since that whole catastophe with a major online wallet a few months back, can't quite remember the name of it though. all i remember is that it was bad and made the value of bitcoins drop from 13 bucks slowly down to 1 dollar (wish i had bought a load when they were a dollar!) and now back up to like 5 bucks a coin :O
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March 13, 2012, 05:42:35 PM
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Using online wallet is a disaster waiting to happen...

If you properly backup your wallet.dat file (and remember to update the backup if you receive btc with new addresses) it's fine.
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March 13, 2012, 06:05:41 PM
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You should look into Armory so that your wallet is encrypted and you can also make a paper wallet with it.  Print up a bunch of copies of your wallet and store them in your real wallet, the mattress, in a book, etc..

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64449.0
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March 14, 2012, 12:40:28 AM
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Freaking n00b ... reinstall.  Jesus christ.

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March 14, 2012, 09:11:42 AM
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Freaking n00b ... reinstall.  Jesus christ.
On which subforum do you think you are? Relax...

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July 07, 2012, 01:30:01 AM
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ive been afraid to use online wallets since that whole catastophe with a major online wallet a few months back

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/MyBitcoin

You should be. MyBitcoin eWallet was hacked at about 1 year ago.

Bitcoin is the future !
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July 07, 2012, 07:28:34 PM
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Offline wallets take forever to update the blockchain.
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July 07, 2012, 08:25:25 PM
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Just remember to take backup of that wallet.dat and your bitcoins are safe!
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July 08, 2012, 07:48:37 AM
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Someone really needs to make the client easier/more intuitive for newbies to use Smiley

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