LTC wallet.dat recovery SOLVED explanation added

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#1

I am trying to recover my old LTC account. I still have the address (on blockchain I can still see the correct amount of LTC) and I still hold the old wallet.dat file, which I saved in the past.

I’ve downloaded LTC core in order to make a few transactions, but obviously I couldnt see the LTC balance. I’ve checked out this website and read I had to replace the wallet.dat file by the old wallet.dat file, which I did. Restarted LTC Core, but still can not see anything.

The synchronising seems to be up to date though.

What to do?

Many thanks!!


#2

OK. I’ve just managed to solve the issue.

It appears I also had to rescan.

“C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\litecoin-qt.exe” -rescan

So for all those in the near future encountering the same prob as me; these were the steps I had to follow:

  • download LiteCore
  • synch (which took me 3 days)
  • replaced new wallet.dat by old wallet.dat
  • run -rescan as per above (which took about 2 hours)

This what’s so frustrating about the world of cryptocurrency. It’s quite technical, especially when you bought these coins a couple of years ago. If they’d make all this more userfriendly, more people would actually buy


#3

You are right about that!
It’s why people are more content to have online wallets these days … but that has problems too.

For your interest,

After installing Litecoin Core you can speed up the initial sync by using this technique,

https://litecoin.info/Bootstrap.dat

Cheers.


#4

Hello you look knowledgeble

https://litecointalk.io/t/20-ltc-help-me-to-recover-my-corrup-wallet-salvage-failed-and-get-20-ltc/5125

that is my situation thx