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June 07, 2012, 05:16:04 PM
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Well I backed up my wallet, updated the client and the backup didn't work so now I have lost all my bitcoins. This sucks.

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June 07, 2012, 07:54:49 PM
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would be nice if you gave some details.

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June 07, 2012, 07:59:28 PM
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As long as you have a copy of the wallet.dat file you're fine.
Just use one of the available tools ( e.g. https://github.com/jackjack-jj/pywallet)  to extract the private keys from the wallet.dat file and import them to the new wallet.
Make sure you backup frequently (and also don't overwrite old backups - redundancy is your friend)


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June 07, 2012, 08:03:06 PM
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Most likely, you are experiencing an error that has nothing to do with your wallet.dat file. Restoring your wallet from a backup won't fix anything because there was nothing wrong with your wallet.dat file in the first place. Your bitcoins are probably still safe, you just can't access them. What exactly is the problem you are having? Are you getting any sort of error message or is it just showing a balance of 0 BTC?

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June 07, 2012, 08:05:46 PM
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Well I backed up my wallet, updated the client and the backup didn't work so now I have lost all my bitcoins. This sucks.

Are you using Windows, Debian-Ubuntu or other OS ?

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June 09, 2012, 05:02:41 PM
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Sorry for not giving more info, I was too annoyed to check the forum Tongue

Anyway, this morning I realised my mac auto backs up everything so I recovered my wallet! Everything is cool now.  Wink

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