Author Topic: old wallet wont load  (Read 727 times)

foglight

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
old wallet wont load
« on: January 10, 2017, 09:19:32 PM »
hi guys,

my wallet.dat was created with the first version of the client.

typically, i get the latest version, run it until sync'd with the new empty wallet, then after synced, close it down, swap in my old wallet, and rerun it. then all the wallet's transactions are there.

However, not this last time.

i ran the latest bundled package with the pruned chain. after syncing, i swapped the wallet file with my original one. The old wallet would not load. i kept getting errors saying the file was corrupted or something and it spit it out with changed filename.

i could not run the new version with this original wallet.

i deleted the large blockchain files and now it would load with my old wallet. i resync'd the entire chain (2 days)... and although my original wallet file is in the directory and the software is loaded and sync'd i still do not see my wallet's addresses or transactions.

Q) what do i need to do to get my old wallet loaded properly ?

thanks

Snailbrain

  • Developer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 990
    • View Profile
Re: old wallet wont load
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 10:19:09 PM »
Hi mate,

you can't use the pruned chain with an old wallet.

if it has coins in and you are using your original backed up wallet, if you sync from scratch wit the new client it should find all your transactions.

i know you said you did it ish.. but it should/will work.

try the "updated" installer
delete your c:\huntercore folder first

use the update installer
run huntercore-qt, let it create the folders etc, then put your old wallet in c:\huntercore\game_date\datadir i believe

(overwrite the new created one)
then let it sync from scratch, it should work

foglight

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: old wallet wont load
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 07:22:06 PM »
thanks snail.

i found an old wallet.dat that will load and im syncing. lets see how many hucs end up there when the sync is done.

but, turns out that my most recent wallet is corrupted somehow. i can't load it or run qt client with that wallet. i tried with back up copies but none will load... so fml ... that wallet has >500k hucs :(



Snailbrain

  • Developer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 990
    • View Profile
Re: old wallet wont load
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 08:18:45 PM »
it's possible to extract the private keys..
also you can use the old version still btw..

any issues you can send me a private message or add me on skype.

make sure you don't delete your latest one even if you think it's broken.

Snailbrain

  • Developer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 990
    • View Profile
Re: old wallet wont load
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 08:19:44 PM »
i find it's quicker to sync first, then attached the wallet after (let is do a rescan)


Mithril Man

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 589
    • View Profile
    • Mithril Man Web!
Re: old wallet wont load
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 09:36:14 PM »
i faced some cases of corrupted wallet that couldn't be recovered without effort on huntercoin-qt so months ago i created an utility to open a wallet with berkeleydb dll and recover private keys to import on a fresh wallet, i sent you a PM if you need help, bye
Alternative GUI client for Huntercoin http://www.mithrilman.com
HUC donation: HMSCYGYJ5wo9FiniVU4pXWGUu8E8PSmoHE
BTC donation: 1DKLf1QKAZ5njucq37pZhMRG67qXDP3vPC

foglight

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: old wallet wont load
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 10:04:32 PM »
thanks guys, i knew all hope was not lost :)

snail, i would never delete a wallet file. i'll be in touch if i need some help.

the wallet is encrypted MM, but first i'll see how it this recovery goes and then we can talk
 
« Last Edit: January 20, 2017, 10:07:33 PM by foglight »

foglight

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: old wallet wont load
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2017, 10:57:45 PM »
old wallet from 2014-06 worked out. coins are safe. thanks for the help.