Bitcoin Forum
June 18, 2018, 08:12:05 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.16.1  [Torrent]. (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Cannot restore wallet  (Read 663 times)
Mugabuga
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 15
Merit: 0


View Profile
July 12, 2012, 09:24:26 PM
 #1

I have a really old wallet.dat file that I'm trying to restore, and whenever I put it in the data folder, bitcoin fails to start and gives me this error:
http://i.imgur.com/kc0WP.png

Sharecoin: SfcLoH5K7vjQgMgz4qJtJCG7irB1XZdkXt
1529352725
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1529352725

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1529352725
Reply with quote  #2

1529352725
Report to moderator
Once a transaction has 6 confirmations, it is extremely unlikely that an attacker without at least 50% of the network's computation power would be able to reverse it.
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
rxw
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 49
Merit: 0


View Profile
July 13, 2012, 02:49:02 AM
 #2

Maybe try using an older version of bitcoin? they should all be backwards compatible, but give it a shot anyways. As a last resort you should be able to extract the priv keys from that file and put them in a newly created wallet.dat
anu
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1218
Merit: 1001


RepuX - Enterprise Blockchain Protocol


View Profile
July 13, 2012, 02:40:25 PM
 #3

Maybe try using an older version of bitcoin? they should all be backwards compatible, but give it a shot anyways. As a last resort you should be able to extract the priv keys from that file and put them in a newly created wallet.dat

If this doesn't help you can try Gavin's Bitcoin Tools:
https://github.com/gavinandresen/bitcointools
to extract the keys.

▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄        ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
███████████▄    ▄███████████
█████████████▄▄█████████████
████████████████████████████
████████████████████████████
▀█████████████████████████▀
  ▀█████████████████████▀
   ▄████████████████████▄
 ████████████████████████▄
████████████████████████████
████████████████████████████
█████████████▀▀█████████████
███████████▀    ▀███████████
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀        ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
RepuX▄██▄
████
████
████
████
████
████
████
▀██▀
.Decentralized Data & Applications Protocol For SMEs.
.
▔▔▔▔  ●  Twitter  ●  Facebook  ●  Bitcointalk  ●  Reddit  ●  ▔▔▔▔
▄██▄
████
████
████
████
████
████
████
▀██▀
Enterprise Blockchain Protocol
.GET WHITELISTED.
Token Sale starts 6th of February 2018
exotime
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 28
Merit: 0


View Profile
July 17, 2012, 06:05:57 PM
 #4

Do you have any other copies of the wallet file you can compare it with, to ensure your "really old copy" is still bit-for-bit accurate?

1ExotimeUMZ4xvGXQdT2zVNACtzGZt
VelvetLeaf
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 98
Merit: 10


View Profile
July 18, 2012, 12:33:39 AM
 #5

Export your private key to the new wallet with PyWallet or dumpprivkey/importprivkey pair API

BTC : 1GN81dxzxyFPQsyAtdocXr5S9Mcg4wcfFG
LTC : LgmYvXsYXc4xdjsMKXJWqtagxVvioK6iaw
FC : 6dpSnKMtttUUYzaRu1EB7Lu18PBRVHU3V7
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!