I need some help please. I recently had to reset my pc, so I made a backup of my wallet.dat file and stored it on USB.
I redownloaded the Core blockchain and tried to replace the default wallet.dat file with the backup one.
I did this by replacing it in the appdata/roaming file.
However, when I close Core and reopen it it automatically keeps creating a new wallet.dat file which overides my imported one, and leaves me with a balance reading of 0.
I know the coins are there as I checked.
Why is it doing this? My backup file is 68kb btw.
If all else fails and the backup file didn’t work, will I still have access to my coins if I have the private key whcih I have written down?
I’m panicking a bit now, so please please advice me!