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March 10, 2015, 05:37:56 PM
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i posted a similar link a few days ago but now i cant log in to this forum with that account and the password reset just never shows up in my inbox after multiple tries for a whole day. wierd. but back to my electrum problem!

one day it just wouldn't open. it looked like it was trying to, then nothing. i tried opening it from the desktop shortcut, the file in the program files (x86) folder, and cmd. i uninstalled and downloaded the electrum 2 version. and now instead of doing nothing a window pops up that says "cannot read wallet file". i went to the appdata>roaming>electrum file and deleted "config" and "blockchain_headers" there are two folders in that file named "certs" and "wallets" but i did not delete those. no matter where i try to open electrum from after that i get the cannot read message and the config and blockchain_header files reappear back where they were.

i am on windows 8. i have my password/seed written down but i don't have another computer to work from. I'm not super computer literate but i will try my best to follow any instruction or help i receive. i'm 2 weeks into my first computer science class!

thank you
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March 10, 2015, 05:55:26 PM
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Ok you know the electrum folder right? The one you specified above as:

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This is in your home directory. So you know it right? Ok just rename the folder to something else. Say electrum-copy or something. Then run electrum and see if it starts up. If it runs and asks you to create or restore a wallet choose to restore a wallet and enter your seed and then set a password.
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March 10, 2015, 06:07:15 PM
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i posted a similar link a few days ago but now i cant log in to this forum with that account and the password reset just never shows up in my inbox after multiple tries for a whole day. wierd. but back to my electrum problem!

one day it just wouldn't open. it looked like it was trying to, then nothing. i tried opening it from the desktop shortcut, the file in the program files (x86) folder, and cmd. i uninstalled and downloaded the electrum 2 version. and now instead of doing nothing a window pops up that says "cannot read wallet file". i went to the appdata>roaming>electrum file and deleted "config" and "blockchain_headers" there are two folders in that file named "certs" and "wallets" but i did not delete those. no matter where i try to open electrum from after that i get the cannot read message and the config and blockchain_header files reappear back where they were.

i am on windows 8. i have my password/seed written down but i don't have another computer to work from. I'm not super computer literate but i will try my best to follow any instruction or help i receive. i'm 2 weeks into my first computer science class!

thank you

Are you trying the 2.0.2 version? I think there is a problem with this new version. If you can download the initial version 2 Windows setup. That one works well so far.

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March 10, 2015, 06:29:48 PM
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Changing the file name worked! it opened! but now i don't have any bitcoins Sad how do i get those back?
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March 10, 2015, 07:24:50 PM
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switched to 2.0 and they're back! thanks guys!
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