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Offline Chronos

Account already registered: old account retrievable?
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:51:36 PM »

Here's what I did:

1) Installed Bitshares
2) Register account on blockchain
3) Wait for blocks to sync
4) Sync crashed over and over, finally it hung (bug: if Ubuntu's lock screen kicks in, the sync hangs)
5) Deleted ~/.Bitshares folder
6) Resynced blockchain. This time it worked
7) Error: Account name already registered.

Is there any way to retrieve my account from step 2, even though I deleted the folder in step 5? I have the password I used.

Offline vikram

Re: Account already registered: old account retrievable?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 10:34:03 PM »
Here's what I did:

1) Installed Bitshares
2) Register account on blockchain
3) Wait for blocks to sync
4) Sync crashed over and over, finally it hung (bug: if Ubuntu's lock screen kicks in, the sync hangs)
5) Deleted ~/.Bitshares folder
6) Resynced blockchain. This time it worked
7) Error: Account name already registered.

Is there any way to retrieve my account from step 2, even though I deleted the folder in step 5? I have the password I used.

Unless you copied a backup of wallet file elsewhere, the keys were deleted when you deleted ~/.bitshares folder and account cannot be recovered.

Offline Chronos

Re: Account already registered: old account retrievable?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 10:36:49 PM »
OK, thanks. Fortunately, there was no BTS lost (other than the registration fee). Should I click Create New Account, or delete something first? I've heard warnings about having two accounts in the same installation instance.

Offline Chronos

Re: Account already registered: old account retrievable?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 11:30:50 PM »
Well, I hit Create New Account and registered it, and then I noticed I could have renamed the old one. Is there any way to delete the old unregistered account from my local wallet? Thanks.

Offline jcalfee1

Re: Account already registered: old account retrievable?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 01:58:28 AM »
Make sure you done leave anything valuable in the recycle bin.

 

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