Wallet corrupt


#1

Hello. So on my old laptop I managed to delete the wallet.dat file along with other stuff but I got it back using data recovery software. I copied the file on an usb stick then I installed reddcoin wallet on my new computer. When I replaced the wallet.dat file and tried to open the application it said “wallet.dat corrupt salvage failed”. I tried using -salvagewallet in the command line to start the wallet but after that the wallet just flashes on the screen and nothing happens afterwards… What can I do from now on?


#2

Since you’re this far in, and if you’re in Windows, check your shadow copy for an older version of your wallet.


#3

ka3o3 Right click the folder containing wallet.dat, and click Previous Versions

When that loads (and doesn’t say “No previous versions available”):

Select the latest “backup” in the list. Assuming you did not disable Shadow Copy (enabled by default on windows 7 Pro, and higher)


#4

There are no previous versions available


#5

ka3o3 repairwallet didn’t work either


#6

ka3o3 Nope. And I haven’t tried either. I considered it a loss and a lesson and I moved on


#7

razzz said in Wallet corrupt:

ka3o3 repairwallet didn’t work either

Repairwallet may not work in more cases than salvagewallet. I see you’ve already tried, though. Throw it in notepad and see what the header of the file looks like. screencap it maybe. Could have been overwritten with garbage.

Keep a backup, you’ll regain interest in it when you don’t expect it one day.


#8

hey, i can recover most corrupt wallet.dat, they contain 100’s of addresses that you never see or use, i have written a script that searches through and retrieves the required data to recover, if your interested drop me a message, thanks


#9

ukminer17 said in Wallet corrupt:

hey, i can recover most corrupt wallet.dat, they contain 100’s of addresses that you never see or use, i have written a script that searches through and retrieves the required data to recover, if your interested drop me a message, thanks

Because this could be a possible trap, why don’t you upload it to github or pastebin so the source can be inspected?

Otherwise someone may end up losing their coins. Let’s keep this transparent.


#10

hey, i offer a service its not opensource, if the wallet is less than $1000 i would not take the job, the charge is 10% the remainder gets sent to the owner, if your interested drop me a message if not try pywallet or something similar its on github, rarely works, good luck


#11

ukminer17 said in Wallet corrupt:

hey, i offer a service its not opensource, if the wallet is less than $1000 i would not take the job, the charge is 10% the remainder gets sent to the owner, if your interested drop me a message if not try pywallet or something similar its on github, rarely works, good luck

Anything that involves sending a wallet from a customer to someone else is against the rules and extremely shady.

The PMs can be turned off if it must be done.


#12

If you’re tech-savvy, you can use https://github.com/lionzeye/reddcovery for an unencrypted wallet or https://github.com/lionzeye/pywallet for an encrypted wallet. If you’re confused as how to use them, get in touch.


#13

I’d also recommend to not use the disk the wallet was on if it’s a significant amount of money, to avoid overwriting it.


#14

lionzeye Ok, so I used reddcoveryplus but when I run cliimportkeys.bat I get this : error: You must set rpcpassword= in the configuration file. I created a text document and I put the line in it then i changed the name to reddcoin.conf. Also, startreddcoind.bat doesn’t show anything apart from “C:\Program Files\Reddcoin\daemon>reddcoind -server”. I must be doing something wrong