How to Backup and Restore a Bitcoin Wallet

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Found a 2014 file on my computer called bitcoin wallet private key backup. It's just a text file: 4972 characters, and every 100 characters or so has a forward slash.

Don't think I have any significant amount of funds in this wallet, but am curious just what kind of a back up I am looking at. Ideas?
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Luke-Jr decides to rename "paper wallet" to "Paper ECDSA private keys" for all of us. Replaces all paper wallet information on the Bitcoin Wiki with what he prefers to use (HD mnemonic wallet backups).

Luke-Jr doesn't like paper wallets. To this end, he has renamed/moved the official Bitcoin wiki for "Paper Wallet" to "Paper ECDSA private keys", making it confusing and difficult for users to learn what a paper wallet is and how to stay safe when making one. Meanwhile, he has created a brand new "Paper wallet" page in which he redefines a paper wallet as a Armory/Electrum backup of a HD wallet mnemonic seed, and says that these should not be confused with what you and I and everyone else calls a paper wallet.
The other contribution Luke-Jr made to the original paper wallet wiki was to unlink my own service (bitcoinpaperwallet.com) from the wiki, his reasoning being, "BitcoinPaperWallet was removed because it is a website for generating private keys". As someone who has put a lot of energy into paper wallet education and generally helping the bitcoin community with paper wallet generation, I find this utterly baffling.
I don't want to get involved in a revision battle here. Luke-Jr has already started that, reverting any changes I make to the wiki instantly.
If you have an opinion on this matter and you have bitcoin wiki editor privileges, please express it on the discussion page.
Edit 1: you can also express opinions right here of course :)
Edit 2: much of the discussion on this page is about whether or not paper wallets are a good idea, or if websites should be used to generate them. Can we at least agree that these pro/con arguments should appear on a wiki page called "paper wallets" so everyone can find them? If those arguments appear on a wiki page called "Paper ECDSA private keys" then nobody will see them.
Edit 3: Gladoscc on the wiki has renamed "Paper ECDSA private keys" back to "Paper Wallet" as of 12:41 UTC, so you may be confused if you visit the wiki to see what all the hubbub is about -- unless his change has been reverted by the time you read this. :)
Edit 4: Gladoscc's change didn't last for more than 24 hours before Luke-Jr re-reverted the changes, and then added in a confounding set of redirects in the wiki so that "Paper Wallet" redirects to "Paper wallet" which then redirects to his page on HD wallet mnemonic seeds. I cannot understand how this is supposed to help end users who want to learn what a paper wallet is (and why they're risky, and how hard it is to produce them in a safe way.)
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I found an old bitcoin private key backup. How do I access the wallet?

The file is about 32k with 418 lines, 77 columns with the last line 12 columns ending in
/sA== I don't remember which program I used to back this up. Is there any way to get my bitcoin out of this wallet?
TIA
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Regarding backup files .BAT in crypto wallets----can hackers break them and find the private keys. /r/Bitcoin

Regarding backup files .BAT in crypto wallets----can hackers break them and find the private keys. /Bitcoin submitted by cryptoanalyticabot to cryptoall [link] [comments]

Regarding backup files .BAT in crypto wallets----can hackers break them and find the private keys. /r/Bitcoin

Regarding backup files .BAT in crypto wallets----can hackers break them and find the private keys. /Bitcoin submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] I found an old bitcoin private key backup. How do I access the wallet?

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The file is about 32k with 418 lines, 77 columns with the last line 12 columns ending in
/sA== I don't remember which program I used to back this up. Is there any way to get my bitcoin out of this wallet?
TIA
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WARNING: Bitcoin.com wallet doesn't provide private key backup. If service goes down you'll lose your coins. /r/btc

WARNING: Bitcoin.com wallet doesn't provide private key backup. If service goes down you'll lose your coins. /btc submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

[Bounty] Need help retrieving private keys from old backup for Bitcoin Wallet for Android /r/Bitcoin

[Bounty] Need help retrieving private keys from old backup for Bitcoin Wallet for Android /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

WARNING: BTC.com wallet doesn't provide backup of private key! /r/Bitcoin

WARNING: BTC.com wallet doesn't provide backup of private key! /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Bitcoin Wallet - Have Private Key Backup Only

Hi Reddit community, A few years ago I had an Android phone, created a wallet using the BitCoin Wallet client (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet). I have a backup of the private keys, but on longer know what my wallet address is. I don't understand much about the wallet process, there does not seem to be a really basic overview. I'm a nerd with not enough time to research it properly. Can someone explain simply how the wallets work, and more importantly to me, is it possible to recover bitcoins for use with only the private key backups I have? I did some mining in the past, so I know there is some monetary value there.
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I'm locked out of an old private key backup with lots of coins. I'll give 1 BTC to anyone who can provide info that helps restore the wallet or provides resources to brute force it open. /r/Bitcoin

I'm locked out of an old private key backup with lots of coins. I'll give 1 BTC to anyone who can provide info that helps restore the wallet or provides resources to brute force it open. /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

How do i take backup of (getnewaddress) new wallet addresses private key each time /r/Bitcoin

How do i take backup of (getnewaddress) new wallet addresses private key each time /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: Why does XtraBYtes require saving the wallet.dat file to backup your wallet? You should only need the private key. What gives? /r/XtraBYtes

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: Why does XtraBYtes require saving the wallet.dat file to backup your wallet? You should only need the private key. What gives? /XtraBYtes submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

12-03 14:53 - 'How do i take backup of (getnewaddress) new wallet addresses private key each time' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/pavaya66 removed from /r/Bitcoin within 1996-2006min

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I am working on website which will receive and store users bitcoins (safe vault kind of system )
As of my knowledge bitcoind generate new address for each user with rpc call getnewaddress Each address has its own private key which is limited to 100 key pool for bitcoind So how would i backup each users privatekey because bitcoind will generate new keypool
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How do i take backup of (getnewaddress) new wallet addresses private key each time
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Should I backup the all the private keys in my wallet or just the 24 word seed? /r/Bitcoin

Should I backup the all the private keys in my wallet or just the 24 word seed? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

I found an old bitcoin private key backup. How do I access the wallet? /r/Bitcoin

I found an old bitcoin private key backup. How do I access the wallet? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: How to extract private keys from dash mobile wallet backup? /r/dashpay

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: How to extract private keys from dash mobile wallet backup? /dashpay submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Opening and extracting seed/private keys from a Blockchain Wallet v3 Backup /r/Bitcoin

Opening and extracting seed/private keys from a Blockchain Wallet v3 Backup /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Encrypted Bitcoin Wallet updated! Open Source on Github. Perfect for long-term Bitcoin storage. Create a new BIP38 paper wallet or use an existing private key or vanity address. Additional themes now available. Generate a distributed passphrase backup to ensure your passphrase is protected.

Encrypted Bitcoin Wallet updated! Open Source on Github. Perfect for long-term Bitcoin storage. Create a new BIP38 paper wallet or use an existing private key or vanity address. Additional themes now available. Generate a distributed passphrase backup to ensure your passphrase is protected. submitted by iceburn2003 to BitcoinWallet [link] [comments]

Finally got my Nano X, I've only been researching and learning about crypto recently and it seems like it's definitely the future so I'm in!

Finally got my Nano X, I've only been researching and learning about crypto recently and it seems like it's definitely the future so I'm in! submitted by BADGAMER_man to CryptoCurrency [link] [comments]

Is it hard/realistic to memorize your 24 word Ledger phrase?

I am purchasing a ledger, still worried about losing it. What is the best setup? Store the ledger somewhere safe, and a piece of paper with the 24 words on it somewhere else? If someone finds this piece of paper can they steal my btc?
Also, is it hard to memorize these 24 words? Is it common?
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Monero GUI and CLI mnemonic backups appreciation time

Recently I was researching a little bit about how mnemonic backups work, and found this great explanation for Bitcoin's case, which also looks like a nightmare scenario, since long story short: Bitcoin Core doesn't support mnemonics and basically you are stuck with storing your wallet.dat binary, hoping for not losing it or it getting corrupted.
By contrast, both Monero Core wallets (GUI and CLI) support mnemonic backups and are compatible between each other (I just tested this to be sure, and was delighted to find this true, plus seeing how slicker the GUI looks now after quite some time without trying it out).
Yeah, you could use Electrum or some other wallet for mnemonic backups in Bitcoin, but it is just not the same level of security as using a Core wallet.
So I just wanted to take some time to highlight how much I appreciate this Monero feature.
What do you think? Am I hyping Monero's native mnemonic backups too much because I'm missing something? Or do you also think that this feature is underrated?
Edit: Just fixed the link format.
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A private key is mathematically related to all public keys (i.e. addresses) generated for a particular bitcoin wallet and can be represented as a string of letters and numbers like the following ... A private key is mathematically related to all public keys (i.e. addresses) generated for a particular bitcoin wallet and can be represented as a string of letters and numbers like the following ... What is Bitcoin Private Key? A private key is a secret, alphanumeric password/number used to spend/send your bitcoins to another Bitcoin address. It is a 256-bit long number which is picked randomly as soon as you make a wallet. The degree of randomness and uniqueness is well defined by cryptographic functions for security purposes. Back up the Entire Wallet. You can backup an entire wallet with all the hidden internal private keys. The private keys linked with your Bitcoin address are not enough to recover the whole amount. Depending on the storage location of your Bitcoin, you can look for a “Backup wallet” or “Export private keys” option in your Bitcoin wallet menu. To restore the backup, simply copy your backed up wallet.dat over an existing one in the bitcoin data location. BIP 32. BIP 32 is a method of determining key pairs from a single seed. This seed is used to generate a master private key (xprv) which then can be imported to any BIP 32 compliant HD wallet.

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