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Hard Drive Failure. Wallet question.



  • I lost my SSD on Friday, wallet and all. Is everything there permanently gone? If so, luckily it wasn’t much as I was only testing mining running on my home PC on one card. Still made roughly 1USD per day it seemed. Reinstalled the wallet, don’t currently see where I could put in my old info. Assistance would be greatly appreciated!


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    @clickinorka

    Do you have a backup of your wallet.dat or noted your private keys somewhere?

    If yes, no harm is done to the wallet and your coins.
    If no your coins are lost.



  • @wellenreiter said in Hard Drive Failure. Wallet question.:

    @clickinorka

    Do you have a backup of your wallet.dat or noted your private keys somewhere?

    If yes, no harm is done to the wallet and your coins.
    If no your coins are lost.

    I have the original wallet ID still on the feathercoin mining pool. I’ve only just reinstalled almost everything, and saved the wallet to something other than my main drive. I will be backing the wallet up frequently this time.


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    With Wallet Id you mean the Feathercoin address of the wallet?
    That doesn’t help.
    What you need is a backup of your private keys.
    You can get that backup in several ways:

    • backup your ~/.feathercoin/wallet.dat file (linux) of your %appdata%\feathercoin\wallet.dat file (windows)
    • trigger a backup from the wallet gui. This option is dependent on the version of the wallet and not always available.
    • open a command window from the wallet’s debug menu and type
      ’exportprivatekey <your wallet address>’ and copy paste/write down the string that is returned. repeat this step for every address of the wallet.


  • @wellenreiter said in Hard Drive Failure. Wallet question.:

    With Wallet Id you mean the Feathercoin address of the wallet?
    That doesn’t help.
    What you need is a backup of your private keys.
    You can get that backup in several ways:

    • backup your ~/.feathercoin/wallet.dat file (linux) of your %appdata%\feathercoin\wallet.dat file (windows)
    • trigger a backup from the wallet gui. This option is dependent on the version of the wallet and not always available.
    • open a command window from the wallet’s debug menu and type
      ’exportprivatekey <your wallet address>’ and copy paste/write down the string that is returned. repeat this step for every address of the wallet.

    Well, guess Im screwed then. At least it was on my home PC running a month long test on one card. And not something more serious. Thank you for the assistance Wellen.


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    Move to Support category