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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2014, 06:29:06 pm »
Okay, now I attempted to import my private key for my Bitcoin wallet that contributed to AGS, but I am not being rewarded.   I found my address in the genesis block using the link Xeroc provided.   Can't figure it out.  It pulls back blank transactions with not "claim" memo. 
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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2014, 08:13:12 pm »
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back up the account to a .dat file?
that worked
now importing it into the keyid client… seems import wallet in the tabs does not work?
does the complete blockchain has to be downloaded first before I can import?

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On second thought, it is easier for a new user to import the PTS wallet.dat (ie ignore the dump-pts-key step).  You do not need to wait for the blockchain to sync before importing. The balance will show up after the blockchain is synced.

How do I import the wallet.dat file into the keyid client?


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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2014, 08:41:00 pm »
..
back up the account to a .dat file?
that worked
now importing it into the keyid client… seems import wallet in the tabs does not work?
does the complete blockchain has to be downloaded first before I can import?

best regards

On second thought, it is easier for a new user to import the PTS wallet.dat (ie ignore the dump-pts-key step).  You do not need to wait for the blockchain to sync before importing. The balance will show up after the blockchain is synced.

How do I import the wallet.dat file into the keyid client?



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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2014, 05:46:04 am »
..
back up the account to a .dat file?
that worked
now importing it into the keyid client… seems import wallet in the tabs does not work?
does the complete blockchain has to be downloaded first before I can import?

best regards

On second thought, it is easier for a new user to import the PTS wallet.dat (ie ignore the dump-pts-key step).  You do not need to wait for the blockchain to sync before importing. The balance will show up after the blockchain is synced.

How do I import the wallet.dat file into the keyid client?



http://wiki.bitshares.org/index.php/Bitshares-x-how-to#Attempting_a_wallet_import_to_receive_BTSX_from_February_28th_snapshot

It doesn't work.
In the keyid client, I don't have the option to pick a bitcoin-format wallet or any other.
There is only one option and that is to select the tab on top of the keyid client 'file', then 'import wallet'. But when I try to locate the 'wallet.dat' file I created from the backing up of the PTS client, it is not highlighted so I can't select it to be imported.
In the wiki.bitshares.org tutorial that you sent me I can see that the complete directory has to be selected to be able to import the wallet. However, there is no directory in OS X….
A .dmg package installer creates a bishares PTS .app file. That's about it in OSX…There is no directory as in windows….

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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2014, 08:05:42 am »
..
back up the account to a .dat file?
that worked
now importing it into the keyid client… seems import wallet in the tabs does not work?
does the complete blockchain has to be downloaded first before I can import?

best regards

Are you using the latest keyid wallet - version 0.0.4? If not, please download from http://keyid.info and upgrade your wallet.  I have put up a screenshot of how to import from bitcoin/pts using the latest wallet.  Please check that you see the tags "Keys" and "Import Keys from Wallet".

http://keyid.cubeconnex.com/img/import-pts.png
On second thought, it is easier for a new user to import the PTS wallet.dat (ie ignore the dump-pts-key step).  You do not need to wait for the blockchain to sync before importing. The balance will show up after the blockchain is synced.

How do I import the wallet.dat file into the keyid client?



http://wiki.bitshares.org/index.php/Bitshares-x-how-to#Attempting_a_wallet_import_to_receive_BTSX_from_February_28th_snapshot

It doesn't work.
In the keyid client, I don't have the option to pick a bitcoin-format wallet or any other.
There is only one option and that is to select the tab on top of the keyid client 'file', then 'import wallet'. But when I try to locate the 'wallet.dat' file I created from the backing up of the PTS client, it is not highlighted so I can't select it to be imported.
In the wiki.bitshares.org tutorial that you sent me I can see that the complete directory has to be selected to be able to import the wallet. However, there is no directory in OS X….
A .dmg package installer creates a bishares PTS .app file. That's about it in OSX…There is no directory as in windows….

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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2014, 03:03:53 pm »
..
back up the account to a .dat file?
that worked
now importing it into the keyid client… seems import wallet in the tabs does not work?
does the complete blockchain has to be downloaded first before I can import?

best regards

Are you using the latest keyid wallet - version 0.0.4? If not, please download from http://keyid.info and upgrade your wallet.  I have put up a screenshot of how to import from bitcoin/pts using the latest wallet.  Please check that you see the tags "Keys" and "Import Keys from Wallet".

http://keyid.cubeconnex.com/img/import-pts.png
On second thought, it is easier for a new user to import the PTS wallet.dat (ie ignore the dump-pts-key step).  You do not need to wait for the blockchain to sync before importing. The balance will show up after the blockchain is synced.

How do I import the wallet.dat file into the keyid client?



http://wiki.bitshares.org/index.php/Bitshares-x-how-to#Attempting_a_wallet_import_to_receive_BTSX_from_February_28th_snapshot

It doesn't work.
In the keyid client, I don't have the option to pick a bitcoin-format wallet or any other.
There is only one option and that is to select the tab on top of the keyid client 'file', then 'import wallet'. But when I try to locate the 'wallet.dat' file I created from the backing up of the PTS client, it is not highlighted so I can't select it to be imported.
In the wiki.bitshares.org tutorial that you sent me I can see that the complete directory has to be selected to be able to import the wallet. However, there is no directory in OS X….
A .dmg package installer creates a bishares PTS .app file. That's about it in OSX…There is no directory as in windows….

Best regards

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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2014, 03:56:25 pm »
Not being in newbie in the crypto scene and experience with different clients, I don't quite understand what it does not work for me….
Any help is appreciated

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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2014, 04:11:03 pm »
Not being in newbie in the crypto scene and experience with different clients, I don't quite understand what it does not work for me….
Any help is appreciated

No problem. We will do our best to help you.

I am not familiar with mac. But I can try to help you with the same concept used in Window client.  If the Mac GUI import is not working for you, we can try using the console command.  You will need to find out the file path of the wallet.dat.  It will be something like "~/Library/Application Support/BitShares-PTS/wallet.dat".  Are you able to find out the wallet.dat file path?
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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2014, 07:30:26 pm »
Not being in newbie in the crypto scene and experience with different clients, I don't quite understand what it does not work for me….
Any help is appreciated

No problem. We will do our best to help you.

I am not familiar with mac. But I can try to help you with the same concept used in Window client.  If the Mac GUI import is not working for you, we can try using the console command.  You will need to find out the file path of the wallet.dat.  It will be something like "~/Library/Application Support/BitShares-PTS/wallet.dat".  Are you able to find out the wallet.dat file path?

Hmm not really, I guess…
How does one do that? :-)

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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2014, 07:48:42 pm »
Not being in newbie in the crypto scene and experience with different clients, I don't quite understand what it does not work for me….
Any help is appreciated

No problem. We will do our best to help you.

I am not familiar with mac. But I can try to help you with the same concept used in Window client.  If the Mac GUI import is not working for you, we can try using the console command.  You will need to find out the file path of the wallet.dat.  It will be something like "~/Library/Application Support/BitShares-PTS/wallet.dat".  Are you able to find out the wallet.dat file path?

Hmm not really, I guess…
How does one do that? :-)

There is a guide with visual help. See if this helps.

http://superuser.com/questions/371513/how-to-tell-full-path-of-file-on-mac

Edit: If you can get the file path, you may be able to paste it into the 'wallet path' box and click 'Import Wallet'.  This will save you from having to try the console method.
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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2014, 01:25:32 am »
I seem to be stuck on block 1251.  My wallet stopped syncing.  Any reason you guys can think of?

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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2014, 04:34:38 am »
I seem to be stuck on block 1251.  My wallet stopped syncing.  Any reason you guys can think of?

There is another person who had problem with the Mac GUI but succeeded with the CLI (command-line client).  See https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=10122.msg132078#msg132078

The program client bitshares_client is in subfolder /programs/client. Have you tried that?
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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2014, 11:17:28 am »
Not being in newbie in the crypto scene and experience with different clients, I don't quite understand what it does not work for me….
Any help is appreciated

No problem. We will do our best to help you.

I am not familiar with mac. But I can try to help you with the same concept used in Window client.  If the Mac GUI import is not working for you, we can try using the console command.  You will need to find out the file path of the wallet.dat.  It will be something like "~/Library/Application Support/BitShares-PTS/wallet.dat".  Are you able to find out the wallet.dat file path?

Hmm not really, I guess…
How does one do that? :-)

There is a guide with visual help. See if this helps.

http://superuser.com/questions/371513/how-to-tell-full-path-of-file-on-mac

Edit: If you can get the file path, you may be able to paste it into the 'wallet path' box and click 'Import Wallet'.  This will save you from having to try the console method.

Hi

There is no 'wallet path' box in the OSX version?


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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2014, 11:35:52 am »
I seem to be stuck on block 1251.  My wallet stopped syncing.  Any reason you guys can think of?

There is another person who had problem with the Mac GUI but succeeded with the CLI (command-line client).  See https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=10122.msg132078#msg132078

The program client bitshares_client is in subfolder /programs/client. Have you tried that?

I also don't understand what you are trying to explain
I don't have a subfolder of the KeyID, just the client in the programs subfolder
What is the command-line client?
This is the first time I have this many difficulties using a client...

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Re: Getting started with KeyID / importing wallets
« Reply #44 on: October 18, 2014, 02:13:56 pm »

Hi

There is no 'wallet path' box in the OSX version?

Sorry. I was not clear.  The 'wallet path' is referring to step 4 in this screenshot http://keyid.cubeconnex.com/img/import-pts.png

Are you able to follow the steps listed in the screenshot?  There are 6 steps shown.
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