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July 18, 2012, 02:44:41 PM
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Hello miners!  Grin

So after mining a while in slush's pool I decided to check my wallet for coins, but I noticed that not all blocks were received in the bitcoin-app.
After 15 minutes or so, I checked again, same percentage! And me, being new to this, moved my wallet.dat file onto another computer which got all the block-updates fin the wallet app, but then all my coins and addresses were gone! ):

I still have that mail from slush where I can check my address-balance at "blockexplorer.com" if its any help.

The 0.1 BTC bounty is currently half of my total balance!  Grin
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July 18, 2012, 02:46:46 PM
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Run with the -rescan command !

What OS you are using ?

Linux : open Terminal and go to where bitcoin-qt is stored and do ./bitcoin-qt -rescan

Windows : click on shortcut and at end write -rescan command when launching it from desktop say

Hope it solved your issue : 17upZsFjg6DKbHMwLpzyzqf2H9JAWTWFSC
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July 18, 2012, 02:53:04 PM
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How nice of bulanula to do a good turn to his neighbor out of the goodness of his heart, but to dig a pit for another neighbor when it benefits him!  Bulanula, you still owe somebody 22.5 BTC you were sent in error and the community widely agrees you owe it based on your own admissions.  Why not settle it while it's still a relatively small sum of money?

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper wallets instead.
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July 18, 2012, 02:56:06 PM
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Still no luck  Embarrassed

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July 18, 2012, 06:20:46 PM
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If blockchain.info shows that the receiving address has the coins, and you have the wallet to that address, your coins is safe.If everything fails, you can use pywallet at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34028.0 to extract your privatekeys. Alternatively, you can use the 'bitcoind dumpprivkey' command on CMD at the Bitcoin Client directory (Assuming windows) to get the privatekeys. Import the keys to Blockchain.info's online wallet and send the coins to a new, working wallet.dat.

edit: removed an address from my previous post.

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July 18, 2012, 06:23:04 PM
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moved my wallet.dat file onto another computer which got all the block-updates fin the wallet app, but then all my coins and addresses were gone! ):

If you moved between XP and Windows Vista/Wiindows 7, know that there is a different directory used.

 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Data_directory#Windows

Also, always close the client before backing up or restoring the wallet.dat.


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July 18, 2012, 06:28:52 PM
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Stop bitcoin/d
Remove any database/log* files from your bitcoin data directory
Run the rescan process again

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July 18, 2012, 07:42:26 PM
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What would be really neat is if Blockchain.info had a place where you could just upload wallet.dat and they would sweep the whole thing.  MtGox indicated an interest in doing such a thing way back when, but never did so.

If the wallet.dat were scraped for the bare data structures that comprise keys, rather than actually trying to open them with the berkeley DB stuff, not only could blockchain.info give you instant results as to the balance contained therein, but even most corrupted wallets could be automatically recovered.

Companies claiming they got hacked and lost your coins sounds like fraud so perfect it could be called fashionable.  I never believe them.  If I ever experience the misfortune of a real intrusion, I declare I have been honest about the way I have managed the keys in Casascius Coins.  I maintain no ability to recover or reproduce the keys, not even under limitless duress or total intrusion.  Remember that trusting strangers with your coins without any recourse is, as a matter of principle, not a best practice.  Don't keep coins online. Use paper wallets instead.
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July 18, 2012, 08:47:31 PM
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If blockchain.info shows that the receiving address has the coins, and you have the wallet to that address, your coins is safe.If everything fails, you can use pywallet at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34028.0 to extract your privatekeys. Alternatively, you can use the 'bitcoind dumpprivkey' command on CMD at the Bitcoin Client directory (Assuming windows) to get the privatekeys. Import the keys to Blockchain.info's online wallet and send the coins to a new, working wallet.dat.

edit: removed an address from my previous post.

When trying to extract the privkey:
http://i.imgur.com/ADJ6O.png

moved my wallet.dat file onto another computer which got all the block-updates fin the wallet app, but then all my coins and addresses were gone! ):

If you moved between XP and Windows Vista/Wiindows 7, know that there is a different directory used.

 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Data_directory#Windows

Also, always close the client before backing up or restoring the wallet.dat.



Its W7 to W7, and both are in appdata/bitcoin  Smiley

Stop bitcoin/d
Remove any database/log* files from your bitcoin data directory
Run the rescan process again

Same as the other -rescan  Undecided

All also note that the block database (?) in the other never got to 100%, but were stuck around ~61%

http://i.imgur.com/bIf2W.png

And that also means that the wallet-balance were 0 as I moved the file.

"blockexplorer.com" is listing that I have some balance (:
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July 18, 2012, 09:55:54 PM
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All also note that the block database (?) in the other never got to 100%, but were stuck around ~61%

Until you have a complete blockchain just ignore any balance that it shows.

So are you saying you had a complete blockchain and still had no transactions?

That is unlikely.

More likely is you are having trouble getting the full blockchain.

Just for testing, try using a copy of the blockchain from the daily:
 - http://eu1.bitcoincharts.com/blockchain

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July 19, 2012, 01:41:56 AM
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If blockchain.info shows that the receiving address has the coins, and you have the wallet to that address, your coins is safe.If everything fails, you can use pywallet at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34028.0 to extract your privatekeys. Alternatively, you can use the 'bitcoind dumpprivkey' command on CMD at the Bitcoin Client directory (Assuming windows) to get the privatekeys. Import the keys to Blockchain.info's online wallet and send the coins to a new, working wallet.dat.

edit: removed an address from my previous post.

When trying to extract the privkey:


moved my wallet.dat file onto another computer which got all the block-updates fin the wallet app, but then all my coins and addresses were gone! ):

If you moved between XP and Windows Vista/Wiindows 7, know that there is a different directory used.

 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Data_directory#Windows

Also, always close the client before backing up or restoring the wallet.dat.



Its W7 to W7, and both are in appdata/bitcoin  Smiley

Stop bitcoin/d
Remove any database/log* files from your bitcoin data directory
Run the rescan process again

Same as the other -rescan  Undecided

All also note that the block database (?) in the other never got to 100%, but were stuck around ~61%



And that also means that the wallet-balance were 0 as I moved the file.

"blockexplorer.com" is listing that I have some balance (:
I'm guessing that there's a password for your wallet.dat.
Try the pywallet method. It's the first method I try when there's something wrong with my wallet as it supports encrypted wallets too.

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July 19, 2012, 10:18:05 AM
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I'm really a total noob at phyton, so a step-by-step guide would be helpful  Undecided
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July 19, 2012, 10:38:44 AM
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I'm really a total noob at phyton, so a step-by-step guide would be helpful  Undecided

Windows installation:
 1. Install Python 2.7
 2. Install Twisted 11.0.0 for Py2.7, then Zope.Interface (a .egg file) for Py2.7: http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/wiki/Downloads

 3. Untested, proposed by TeaRex: install Zope.Interface from http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs

 If this doesn't work, you will have to install the egg file:

 3(32bit). http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools#downloads to install setuptools
 3(64bit). http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools#windows to download, then run ez_setup.py

 4. Go to C:\Python27\Scripts
 5. Run easy_install.exe zope.interface-3.6.4-py2.7-win-amd64.egg

After that, download joric's pywallet.py at https://github.com/joric/pywallet
Throw that inside C:\python27
Make a .bat file, and put:

Code:
C:\Python27\python.exe pywallet.py --dumpwallet --password=FILLYOURPASSWORD
pause

inside. Remember to put your wallet password to replace FILLYOURPASSWORD, and add:
Code:
--datadir=DATADIR
if your wallet.dat isn't at the regular place, add '--datadir=DATADIR ' with DATADIR at the location of wallet.dat

Your wallet should be dumped with JSON format, then you can import it to blockchain.info/wallet (easiest) or Armory and other clients.

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July 20, 2012, 10:42:10 AM
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http://i.imgur.com/Tgqbd.png

This is what I get when I run the .bat script, it seems to be working(?) but i cannot find this "wallet with JSON format" you are talking about  Embarrassed

Again, sorry for my newbie-ness with this, hopefully I'll learn some day.  Smiley
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This is what I get when I run the .bat script, it seems to be working(?) but i cannot find this "wallet with JSON format" you are talking about  Embarrassed

Again, sorry for my newbie-ness with this, hopefully I'll learn some day.  Smiley
Copy the contents of the CMD window down to a text file. If you have ONLY received coins on a couple of address, find them and copy the data for the 'sec' column (that you censored fortunately).  Just make a blockchain.info wallet, and import those privatekeys to the wallet (choose Sipa wallet format or Base54, I've forgotten that). You'll see the balance there. Afterwards, just get a new wallet file by deleting the old wallet (BACKUP FIRST) and restarting the bitcoin client. Try sending test amounts of coins to it (faucet?) ,and if it works just send the coins back to it. You can also try other alternative clients like Electrum or Armory.

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http://i.imgur.com/Tgqbd.png

This is what I get when I run the .bat script, it seems to be working(?) but i cannot find this "wallet with JSON format" you are talking about  Embarrassed

Again, sorry for my newbie-ness with this, hopefully I'll learn some day.  Smiley
Copy the contents of the CMD window down to a text file. If you have ONLY received coins on a couple of address, find them and copy the data for the 'sec' column (that you censored fortunately).  Just make a blockchain.info wallet, and import those privatekeys to the wallet (choose Sipa wallet format or Base54, I've forgotten that). You'll see the balance there. Afterwards, just get a new wallet file by deleting the old wallet (BACKUP FIRST) and restarting the bitcoin client. Try sending test amounts of coins to it (faucet?) ,and if it works just send the coins back to it. You can also try other alternative clients like Electrum or Armory.

THANK YOU!  Grin

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This is what I get when I run the .bat script, it seems to be working(?) but i cannot find this "wallet with JSON format" you are talking about  Embarrassed

Again, sorry for my newbie-ness with this, hopefully I'll learn some day.  Smiley
Copy the contents of the CMD window down to a text file. If you have ONLY received coins on a couple of address, find them and copy the data for the 'sec' column (that you censored fortunately).  Just make a blockchain.info wallet, and import those privatekeys to the wallet (choose Sipa wallet format or Base54, I've forgotten that). You'll see the balance there. Afterwards, just get a new wallet file by deleting the old wallet (BACKUP FIRST) and restarting the bitcoin client. Try sending test amounts of coins to it (faucet?) ,and if it works just send the coins back to it. You can also try other alternative clients like Electrum or Armory.

THANK YOU!  Grin

Tip sent  Wink
No problems, glad to have helped.  Cheesy

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