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June 27, 2012, 09:42:12 PM
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Good day everyone,
I'm posting in the newbies section because like the topic title says, I lost my electrum password; and I use the newbie section as a punition to my dumbness Embarrassed
It's been a few weeks from now, and I've tried and tried and tried to remember it, unsuccessfully  Cry
It's so frustrating to see my money like it's behind a bulletproof glass !

So I'm asking the (awesome) Electrum dev-team a few questions :
- Is there a maximum number of tries I can do before a software lock is applied to my wallet ?
- Is there a magical way to recover the wallet, or send the funds to another ?
- Is there a brute-force solution existing ? (even though I know my passwords are very often more than 12 chars, including specials...)
- Do you have any suggestion helping me to get my coins back ?

I had only 3.7 BTC in there, so it's no big deal, but I would be happy to give 1 if you make my wallet back to life again Wink

Thanks for reading,
Blessings for helping

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June 28, 2012, 12:14:05 AM
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No, there should be no software lock.
Do you still remember the seed password? If not, unfortunately there's no viable way of recovering your password as the keys are all encrypted. If there were a backdoor, the password feature would be useless to everyone.

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June 28, 2012, 02:42:12 AM
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- Is there a magical way to recover the wallet, or send the funds to another ?

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June 28, 2012, 03:23:51 AM
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Depending on how much you can remember about what your password was likely to be, it might be possible to brute-force it.  The more you can remember, the more likely it is.  How narrow can you figure the number of characters (certain that it is more than 8 but less than 15?)  Do you believe you were likely to have used numbers? How many?  Punctuation? Capital letters vs. lower case?  Can you remember any portion of what it would be?  If you know most of it, but just have a few characters your are unsure about, brute-forcing becomes more possible.

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June 28, 2012, 09:21:29 PM
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Ok thanks everyone for confirming what I feared.
My best options are :
- hypnose to have a chance recalling the mysterious sequence of typed in keys (yet twice !)
- brute forcing with a yet to define chronic alcoholic parameter active...

Bottoms up!
Cheers

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July 08, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
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Hi dudes,
I unexpectedly found my wallet generation seed in a hidden file lost in some folder of my messy disk !
And I'd like to say THANK YOU SMART DEVS !
whoaao, regenerating from seed is a wonderful thing Smiley
I just needed to delete (well renamed for backup) my existing electrum.dat, and relaunch the client. It justs asks you the right thing (seed ID) to regenerate a non encrypted wallet, and voilà Wink
Once again thanks to you electrum devs, you enlighted my cloudy sunday =)

Where can I send a 0.37BTC donation (10% of my no-more-lost funds) ?
I found this address for donations on the ecdsa.org electrum website : 1NTiGdrGgQrA46x9dv7XKhznKgcHrhVxo Is it still available ?
All the best

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July 08, 2012, 02:58:52 PM
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Hi dudes,
I unexpectedly found my wallet generation seed in a hidden file lost in some folder of my messy disk !
And I'd like to say THANK YOU SMART DEVS !
whoaao, regenerating from seed is a wonderful thing Smiley
I just needed to delete (well renamed for backup) my existing electrum.dat, and relaunch the client. It justs asks you the right thing (seed ID) to regenerate a non encrypted wallet, and voilà Wink
Once again thanks to you electrum devs, you enlighted my cloudy sunday =)

Where can I send a 0.37BTC donation (10% of my no-more-lost funds) ?
I found this address for donations on the ecdsa.org electrum website : 1NTiGdrGgQrA46x9dv7XKhznKgcHrhVxo Is it still available ?
All the best
It seems that it's still available - someone sent 0.4 on 3rd this month.
http://blockchain.info/address/1NTiGdrGgQrA46x9dv7XKhznKgcHrhVxo

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July 08, 2012, 03:32:52 PM
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Yay, it's done

“We build but to tear down. Most of our work and resource is squandered. Our onward march is marked by devastation. Everywhere there is an appalling loss of time, effort and life. A cheerless view, but true"
“Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.”

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