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July 09, 2012, 08:54:42 AM
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permissions denied to open/copy that file still?
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July 09, 2012, 08:55:50 AM
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sudo cp new_wallet.db /media/usb_stick_name/

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July 09, 2012, 09:21:59 AM
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beautiful.. thankyou so much..

whats your bitcoin address..

as soon as i can transfer them i will send you some too. along with the creator of that program if he ever sends me his address..

where would the wallet.dat file be located on my linux desktop usb?? is it called wallet.cpp or wallet.h on linux?
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July 09, 2012, 09:38:24 AM
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Makomk deserves most of the love, but if there's any left over you can send it to 165YUuQUWhBz3d27iXKxRiazQnjEtJNG9g .  Smiley

.cpp and .h are C source code.  Your wallet should just be called wallet.dat.  It will usually be in /home/<username>/.bitcoin .

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July 09, 2012, 09:43:31 AM
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Makomk deserves most of the love, but if there's any left over you can send it to 165YUuQUWhBz3d27iXKxRiazQnjEtJNG9g .  Smiley

.cpp and .h are C source code.  Your wallet should just be called wallet.dat.  It will usually be in /home/<username>/.bitcoin .

Just to add a little detail. If you can't find the .bitcoin directory on your home dir press CTRL+H to unhide it Wink

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July 10, 2012, 02:53:57 AM
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Good to hear it worked out!  Always glad to help.

Yes, always wipe your hard drives...  AFTER you save your BTC.  Smiley

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July 10, 2012, 03:56:05 AM
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haha that was a fat wallet! glad you got your coins back instead of losing them forever the the aether Smiley

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July 10, 2012, 04:16:04 AM
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Oh yes, a bit of coin trading, and about two years of mining @ 2gh/s.

i turned all the rigs off now however, electricity was killing me and was pretty much break even.

now i have the coins back i can start trading a little again.. should sell my 5970's and pay the electricity bill too
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July 10, 2012, 09:12:26 PM
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All payments sent Smiley thankyou all so much for all your help!!

i definitely wont be so careless next time! however another lesson learnt on how much shit is left on your computer after a format, and thank god for that.... this time anyway..
Yeah, I noticed your payment to me this morning - thanks! Glad to hear that it all worked out in the end and you managed to get your bitcoins back!

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July 12, 2012, 11:53:26 AM
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this writes zeroes to all data areas of the hard drive, removing the option of recovery

A zero fill does not generally remove the option of recovery on spinning disks (if you only zero fill once). I'm not sure about SSDs, but it probably doesn't remove the option on those either.
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July 12, 2012, 11:57:57 AM
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A zero wipe changes it from "here run this utility" to requiring an electron microscope to maybe POSSIBLY recover something (at modern drive densities it's debatable whether it's possible at all).  That's close enough for most people.

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