Lost old wallet coins + never received from new transaction

Hi everyone,

I had coins in my v2 Reddcoin core wallet and ordered more coins. Unfortunately I did not receive them, even though transaction got confirmed.

I made a backup of my v2 wallet and upgraded my wallet to v3. Still it didn’t show any new coins in my wallet, so I removed all the data from my home folder to resync. While doing that, I encrypted/closed my wallet for staking. (A warning showed up that backups wouldnt work). I didn’t do anything with my backup yet of my previous coins, hoping that after resyncing all of my coins would be there.

After resyncing zero of my coins are shown. Not any of the new or old ones. How can I fix this? Taking into account I still have the old wallet dat file which contains only the old coins, would that still work and how can I receive the new ones as well?

Thanks a lot for your support, feeling desperate now to fix this :confused:

Michael

Hi there, Michael.

There is a lot going on in your post:

  • Expected transaction not showing up.
  • Removed all data from “home” folder. (Why? What is “all”? What is “home”?)
  • Encrypted the wallet. (Question is if it was a new wallet or not, because you have “removed all data from home folder”.)
  • Resynced, transaction still didn’t appear. Balance is zero (might be because of “removing all data in home folder”).
  • You still have the old wallet file (and hopefully a recent backup before you started doing the things you did).

There are a few things that need to be checked… Like, is the mentioned transaction visible on https://live.reddcoin.com?

 
 

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Hi Yavuz_selim!

Thank you for your reply. Please find my answers below.

  • Expected transaction not showing up.
    3 transactions are not showing up (all transactions I ever did). I have the receive address and network ID (txid) and exact rdd numbers, time and date. If you need one of these things, please let me know, thanks!
  • Removed all data from “home” folder. (Why? What is “all”? What is “home”?)
    I had emptied my C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Reddcoin folder, due the fact I found some message that this way it would resync the wallet.
  • Encrypted the wallet. (Question is if it was a new wallet or not, because you have “removed all data from home folder”.)
    After installing V3, I emptied the C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\Reddcoin folder and re-run the executable which is still on my machine.
  • Resynced, transaction still didn’t appear. Balance is zero (might be because of “removing all data in home folder”).
    I think so, luckily I have a backup of that complete folder and can set it back if needed to retrieve all 3 transactions (which includes the last new one, which I never saw in my wallet).
  • You still have the old wallet file (and hopefully a recent backup before you started doing the things you did).
    Fortunately, I have a backup of the wallet V2 .dat file, wallet V3 .dat file + home folder.

All 3 transactions can be found on https://live.reddcoin.com

I would like to do this by messages on the forum. Thanks a lot for your support!

Okay, great detailed answers.

You didn’t had to empty the complete Reddcoin folder, only remove blocks and chainstate folders in it. When you removed everything, you also removed the wallet.dat file. This wallet.dat file is your wallet… So, after you removed it all the files and started Reddcoin Core, Reddcoin Core started with a new empty wallet.

Let’s take some steps…

  • Please verify that you are running Reddcoin Core v3.10.3. Open Reddcoin Core, go to Help (menu) → Debug window. You should see the version info there. Let me know if you are indeed running v3.10.3.

  • Exit/close Reddcoin Core. Make sure it is not running.

  • Go to your Reddcoin folder, the one with wallet.dat in it.

    • Remove: peers.dat
    • Rename existing wallet.dat to empty_wallet.dat
    • Now, place the v2 wallet.dat file in this folder, make sure it is called wallet.dat.
  • You sent the 3 transactions to an address in your wallet. Check if the receiving address is actually in your wallet, by opening Reddcoin Core → File (menu) → Receiving addresses. Let me know if the receiving address is in the list.

Yes, I have v3.10.3. It is already working with the steps you gave me, all coins of all 3 transactions are present! Thank you so much for your help.

I don’t know the technical details, but it seems that the V2 wallet.dat kept all information and V3 reddcore was able to read it properly :slight_smile: