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Please Help Recover Wallet Using Json File (Resolved)
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:18:21 PM »

Hi Guys,

I need some help for a non-tech person.  My Mac crashed and it's currently getting fixed at the Geek Squad.  I backed up my BitsharesX wallet on a USB stick with that Json file.  Is that all I need?  I hope.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 01:50:35 PM by JakeThePanda »

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Re: Need Help - My Mac Crashed
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 12:19:38 PM »
Hi Guys,

I need some help.  My Mac crashed and it's currently getting fixed at the Geek Squad.  I backed up my BitsharesX wallet on a USB stick with that Json file.  Is that all I need?

Yes, but I suggest before sending your Mac into repair service, try to install and import this backup on different PC.

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Re: Need Help - My Mac Crashed
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 12:21:46 PM »
Hi Guys,

I need some help.  My Mac crashed and it's currently getting fixed at the Geek Squad.  I backed up my BitsharesX wallet on a USB stick with that Json file.  Is that all I need?

Yes, but I suggest before sending your Mac into repair service, try to install and import this backup on different PC.

Arrg, it's already in for repair.  I paid for them to retrieve all my files before they fix it.  :'( -5%

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Re: Need Help-Mac Crashed w/BTSx Wallet
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 03:28:49 AM »
Ok I got my computer back.  Can someone please tell me what to do?  How do I get my registered account and BTSx back?

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Re: Need Help-Mac Crashed w/BTSx Wallet
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 11:01:22 AM »
Please can someone help me?  I don't know how to recover my wallet using the Json file I saved as backup. :'(

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Re: Need Help-Mac Crashed w/BTSx Wallet
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 11:08:23 AM »
whats the name of the json file? if it is config.json you are out of luck because that IS NOT the wallet

if you have the wallet folder and the file in those you are safe and we can help you ..
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Re: Need Help-Mac Crashed w/BTSx Wallet
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 11:09:38 AM »
whats the name of the json file? if it is config.json you are out of luck because that IS NOT the wallet

if you have the wallet folder and the file in those you are safe and we can help you ..

When I backed up the wallet it created a Json file that had all the private and public keys.

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Re: Need Help-Mac Crashed w/BTSx Wallet
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 11:14:02 AM »
When I backed up the wallet it created a Json file that had all the private and public keys.

so you are on the safe side ..

- Install the wallet
- open it up - do not create a new account
- go ti the main menu and choose "import wallet"
- select your wallet file
- type the passphrase you chose when you created the wallet originally (hope you still have that)
- wait for the import to be preformed
- you should see at least your account name

- the funds are either not their because you haven't resynced the blockchain (console-> wallet_resync_blockchain --- takes 30 minutes or so)
- .... or you have your funds in your PTS addresses and havent moved them out of the genesis block .. depends how you got to your btsx
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Re: Need Help-Mac Crashed w/BTSx Wallet
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 11:26:35 AM »
When I backed up the wallet it created a Json file that had all the private and public keys.

so you are on the safe side ..

- Install the wallet
- open it up - do not create a new account
- go ti the main menu and choose "import wallet"
- select your wallet file
- type the passphrase you chose when you created the wallet originally (hope you still have that)
- wait for the import to be preformed
- you should see at least your account name

- the funds are either not their because you haven't resynced the blockchain (console-> wallet_resync_blockchain --- takes 30 minutes or so)
- .... or you have your funds in your PTS addresses and havent moved them out of the genesis block .. depends how you got to your btsx

Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean.  I saved the Json file is on a USB stick.

Edit: I think I got it
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 11:29:23 AM by JakeThePanda »

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Re: Need Help-Mac Crashed w/BTSx Wallet
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 12:02:03 PM »
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Re: Need Help-Mac Crashed w/BTSx Wallet
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2014, 12:10:45 PM »
Edit: I think I got it
So?

I missing most of my coins.  Do I need to resync block chain?

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Re: Please Help Recover Wallet Using Json File
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2014, 12:13:29 PM »
Edit: I think I got it
So?

I missing most of my coins.  Do I need to resync block chain?
Thats normal is the wallet syncing?

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Re: Please Help Recover Wallet Using Json File
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2014, 12:14:07 PM »
Edit: I think I got it
So?

I missing most of my coins.  Do I need to resync block chain?
Thats normal is the wallet syncing?

The wallet is done syncing.  I did a rescan of the block chain, should that do it?

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Re: Please Help Recover Wallet Using Json File
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2014, 12:17:06 PM »
Edit: I think I got it
So?

I missing most of my coins.  Do I need to resync block chain?
Thats normal is the wallet syncing?

The wallet is done syncing.  I did a rescan of the block chain, should that do it?

My hard drive went up so I had to go through the same process but on windows.
Yes that should do it, just make sure it syncs. I did have a issue where I had to exit the client because it got stuck during syncing but when I restarted it fired back up.
I would also make sure you are installing that latest version
https://github.com/dacsunlimited/bitsharesx/releases/tag/0.4.7

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Re: Please Help Recover Wallet Using Json File
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2014, 12:23:52 PM »
While scanning the transactions I noticed that I'm missing most of my genesis transactions.  How do I get those back?

 

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