Newbie question: How can I open an old wallet.dat file ...

In Mac system, how to use wallet.dat to recover bitcoin core old addresses & balance?

In Mac system, how to use wallet.dat to recover bitcoin core old addresses & balance?
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How do I check the contents of an old wallet.dat without downloading the entire ledger? (x-post from /r/Bitcoin)

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MFWTK. He found a Bitcoin wallet.dat file on an old drive. How does he check how much money is in it?

Edit: to clarify. My friend's brother got into Bitcoins for like 2 days. According to My friend's brother it contained a fraction of a fraction of a bitcoin. Which was mere cents at the time. Nobody remembers the exact amount but it is probably no bigger than 0.01. Which is about $80 today. Not big money at all.
My friend's brother eventually moved to a different country and my friend recently took his old computer to salvage the hard drive. And he found a folder on origin labeled "Bitcoin". Obviously it isn't big money but he feels compelled to give his brother his money. Or at least buy the bitcoins.
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I purchased 2 bitcoins four years ago and never thought about them again. Now I reinstalled Bitcoin Core. The transaction is shown in my Bitcoin Core Wallet but balances is at 0. I still have the old wallet.dat and imported it to the Bitcoin program folder. How can I get access to my bitcoins?

Hey guys,
As stated in the title, I wonder how I can solve the problem described in the title. As written, the transaction is shown as successful and I never spent any of the Bitcoins. It would be awesome if you could help me, getting my coins back.
This is what is written in the Transaction details:
Status: 0/unconfirmed, not in memory pool Date: 09.04.2013 12:20 From: unknown Credit: 1.98269540 BTC Net amount: +1.98269540 BTC
Thanks a lot !
PS: Sorry for my bad english, German guy here :)
Update/Frustration:
Thanks everyone for your kind help! As the syncing process is going on, the good news is: My BC are now displayed! The bad news is: I am 100% certain of my password I chose, when I first secured my wallet. But now it always says: walletpassphrase incorrect.
I will now use this guide http://www.gobitgo.com/articles/1005/How-To-Recover-Your-Bitcoin-Wallet-Password/ and try to recover my pw as I know the most parts of it. Maybe I get lucky and can recover it. Wish me luck :)
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06-21 09:23 - 'Opening old wallet.dat (doge coin)' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/trojanrob removed from /r/Bitcoin within 607-617min

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Hi guys I was cleaning my old hard drives and found a few backups of my old wallet.dat

Is there anyway I can easily check the contents? I don't want to download the whole 100gb+ chain again. Multidoge uses its own .wallet extension

Any online methods?
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Opening old wallet.dat (doge coin)
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With my new Trezor on the way, what is the best way, to move my old Bitcoin wallet.dat into the Trezor?

Hey guys,
so I finally bought myself a hardware wallet and the Model T is on its way.
Now, I still have my old wallet.dat file from the Bitcoin Core client (encrypted). What is the best way of importing the associated Bitcoins to my new Trezor address? (I say importing, but of course I know that I need to send them, because I will have a new address). I would like to not have to sync the entire blockchain, if possible.
Also the wallet is from before the Bitcoin Cash fork, so I'd also like to move my Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold and whatever other relevant forks there are onto my new Trezor addresses.
Are there any guides that apply to my situation including the forks?
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I have an old wallet.dat file on a flash drive from bitcoin core. What wallet can i download to put this in that isn't 100+ gigs?

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I have some old bitcoin wallet dat files from years ago, how can I get access?

Also I don't know if I can decide where the bitcoins should go? I know there was a fork, so what happens there?
Thanks for any answers!
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Old Wallet.dat into new Bitcoin Core Wallet - Locked and zero balance/history

I put some BTC on an old bitcoin core wallet which was on an external USB drive back in 2015. I then encrypted and locked it with a password. I now want to retrieve the coins but when I attached the drive to my current laptop, I am seeing zero balance and no transaction history. I spent about a week downloading the entire blockchain again, now up to date but it is still showing zero.
However, the password I noted is not working and the wallet is locked. Should the bitcoin core wallet show the balance when the wallet is locked, or do I need to put in the password first? I thought the password was only required to send. I really want to see the balance, so that if there is something there (I really thought there was, and if it's empty why would I have locked it in the first place).
I can't export the private key without the passphrase. I also tried the dumpwallet keys.txt command in the console but unfortunately I get met with:
Error: Please enter the wallet passphrase with walletpassphrase first. (code -13)
I'm assuming that as the wallet.dat has been moved to a new client, it wont show me anything at all until I unlock the wallet.
Before I start launching into btcrecovery to try and crack my own password, is there any way I can see my balance or any public keys from the wallet.dat ? I would rather not go through it all and then find the balance really is zero.
thanks for any help
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I sometimes open up my old wallet.dat in Bitcoin-Qt and watch the transactions come in live, so it feels like I have 3 BTC again.

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Can someone point me to a walkthrough? I have an old bitcoin.qt wallet.dat and want to securely separate my coins after the fork. Thank you.

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Wallet.dat 5 years old doesn't work with bitcoin core how to recover, is there an official pywallet?

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Just found a very old wallet.dat file and loaded it into Bitcoin Core wallet, then sent the BTC to other wallets that are in my control. Am I still able to extract the BCH?

Topic pretty much says it all. Before I sent the BTC (yesterday) to my trusted wallets (Trezor and Airbitz), the previous transactions had been from 2012. Did I screw up by sending the BTC to my other trusted wallets, or can I just load that same wallet with Bitcoin ABC to extract the BCH?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! For some reason Bitcoin ABC's GUI us referring to BCC, which to me is very confusing (its blockchain is also not synced / up-to-date yet).
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I have a backup of a wallet.dat from my old PC but not sure how to transfer onto new PC. /r/Bitcoin

I have a backup of a wallet.dat from my old PC but not sure how to transfer onto new PC. /Bitcoin submitted by cryptoallbot to cryptoall [link] [comments]

I have a backup of a wallet.dat from my old PC but not sure how to transfer onto new PC. /r/Bitcoin

I have a backup of a wallet.dat from my old PC but not sure how to transfer onto new PC. /Bitcoin submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Question about old bitcoin wallet.dat

Hello,
I mined some coins for fun and as a joke to give to my younger brother in early 2013, not really sure how many but a few. I have the unencrypted wallet.dat, how do I go about accessing it? I'm not really interested in the cash so much so it's no big deal if it's not possible, just curious as to what the balance is.
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Resorted old wallet.dat file, unsure why no balance? /r/Bitcoin

Resorted old wallet.dat file, unsure why no balance? /Bitcoin submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

So, searching through old drives for mined coins, I just search for wallet.dat? /r/Bitcoin

So, searching through old drives for mined coins, I just search for wallet.dat? /Bitcoin submitted by SimilarAdvantage to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Old wallet.dat help /r/Bitcoin

Old wallet.dat help /Bitcoin submitted by SimilarAdvantage to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

I have an old Bitcoin wallet .dat file, but I have no idea what to do with it

What I've read online so far has been rather confusing, and I'm looking for some guidance on how to access my wallet should I ever need to. The only information have on the wallet is the file itself. The name of the file is 34 alphanumeric (upper and lower) characters.
Can anyone lend me some guidance? I briefly dabbled with mining a few years back and I'd like to get into it again.
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Just found an old .dat file with 25 BTC in it! Is there a "light" wallet that this works with or just the node? /r/Bitcoin

Just found an old .dat file with 25 BTC in it! Is there a submitted by SimilarAdvantage to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

How to get my bitcoin cash from my old bitcoin wallet.dat

I am sure this is covered elsewhere, but how do I extract my BCC from my BTC wallet.dat. Do I have to download the entire blockchain? Can I copy most of the old blockchain to the new wallet?
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An old client of ours got back recently asking if we could help him recover a lost password to Bitcoin core wallet file called wallet.dat. He believed he had the password correctly written down ... This is a bit advanced but if you follow the directions carefully, anyone can do this: Principles: You've sent funds to a Bitcoin Core receiving address and then discovered that Bitcoin Core is NOT the wallet that you really want to use. A wallet.dat from 2011, how exciting! ... There it is, 0.22901 BTC found in an old wallet. I also got the bitcoin cash, this time by making a QR code from the secret, and scanning it with the ... I had about $8 USD worth of bitcoin in a wallet, and I backed up the wallet.dat to my dropbox. According to the modified date of the file this was in April 2013, so it was probaby from bitcoin qt version 0.8.1, or maybe a little earlier. The private keys for the Qt wallet were stored in a file on the user’s desktop titled “wallet.dat ... A Wallet as Old as Bitcoin Itself ... Starting from version 0.9.0, the Bitcoin-Qt wallet ...

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Bitcoin Wallet.dat with 3876.79748480 BTC Balance

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