- Begin by creating a new wallet file as per this guide.
- Click on next to see the wallet type selection window:
As you can see Electrum supports different types of wallets. You need to select the same type of wallet that you are restoring which in this case is the “Standard wallet”
- In the next step electrum asks you to choose where the wallet secret will come from
Choose “I already have a seed”
- Then enter your seed words:
Once you’ve entered valid seed words the next button will become enabled and you’ll be able to proceed to the next step.
Note: If the seed words are from another wallet, like the blockchain.info wallet, Bither or Mycelium, then you have to press options and check bip39. If the seed words are from Bither wallet then make sure you replace the hyphens in the seed phrase with spaces. It should display ‘BIP39 checksum OK” next to the options button when you’ve entered a valid bip39 seed mnemonic.
If the originating wallet is MultibitHD, Bread Wallet or Bitcoin Wallet for Android by A. Schildbach then follow the guide here instead.
- If your seed words are from a bip39 wallet (i.e. not Electrum) you will be shown this window below. Choose the legacy p2pkh option if the addresses in the originating wallet begin with ‘1’, p2sh-segwit if they begin with ‘3’ and native segwit if they begin with ‘bc1’:
Note that last digit in the derivation path denotes the HD account number. If the recovered wallet does not reflect all your funds repeat the restoration process with a new wallet file and increment the last number. Do this again and again until you have recovered all HD accounts. For example: m/44’/0’/1′ to restore the second HD account, m/44’/0’/2′ for the third HD acccount etc. Note also that the single quotes in the derivation path are not optional.
- Electrum now asks you to enter a password to protect your wallet file. This is optional but strongly recommended:
- Finally it generates your addresses and displays the electrum window:
122 thoughts on “Restoring your standard wallet from seed”
Please add some text to let people know that the seed option does not work for other wallets like blockchain.info.
Thanks for pointing that out. It does work for bc.i wallets if you do one additional thing. In the window where you enter your seed words you have to press the options button and check “bip39”. I will mention that in the article proper too.
Not working for me,it opens another instance of a wallet. example wallet2 enter my 12 seeds, and then nothing, but question is how would it recognize my btc address from blockchain.info
you have to import blockchain.info seeds as bip39. see the note above on the seed entry step. also what version of electrum are you using?
I shall try again, i have another two wallets to do the same thing, can i import to the same wallet, if the first one is successful, thank you.
ok did all that,nothing came on to the wallet, i even changed the path of the wallet to external drive.
See here for some troubleshooting ideas: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/frequently-asked-questions/#my-seed-is-not-restoring-my-wallet-what-can-i-do
Please, this is my seed phrase, but is not functioning: negative access pause lake pigeon youth unaware train ritual guilt enlist down
I need help to restore my wallet. I copy/pasted this seed to ensure no errors when I created this wallet in October 2021, in Electrum 4.1.2. I am installing now this version and the latest version 4.2 but the Next button never enable. This is a bug in Electrum seed phrase restoration.
Please, don’t answer the above post: the correct seed was “peace omit jar man mushroom test sock orange carpet edge enough service” (I was copy/paste from an incorrect wallet, not Electrum). Button “Next” never enable when I am using a seed from another wallet type. I found the correct seed generated from Electrum in October 2021, and works very fine the restoration process (button Next finally was enabled). My apologies for this inconvenience. Greetings.
You shouldn’t be sharing your seed. Now anyone can move the coins sent to that wallet. I suggest you create a new wallet and move your coins to it first. You can begin again via file > new/restore. Make sure you don’t share your new seed.
If the computer which holds my offline Electrum wallet completely fries and gives up the ghost, can I restore my wallet and its Bitcoin through the process you’ve described above?
Thanks a lot!
Its held on a USB not an offline computer – so simply copy the .dat file over to many usb’s as copies – you have the password and the watcher wallet to make transactions so its safe. You can recreate a new wallet with your passphrase – that’s all you really need to keep a safe copy of.
Wait I didnt get it. Isnt the seed passphrase alone enough? Why copy the .dat file?
His comment seems to be out of context. Not sure why he talks about USB drives.
Anyway the seed words (12 random English words generated by electrum) are enough to restore a wallet from scratch but they will not restore your wallet labels and contacts. More details here: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/how-to-backup-your-electrum-wallet/
I see this was from back in 2017 so I hope your still available to help.
My work computer has detected my wallet as malware and deleted it. Therefore to confirm to restore it and its bitcoin I only need my seed and wallet password.
And I can go to electrum website and download on to a new computer.
ie. I dont need a back up file of the wallet saved to a usb etc?
Apologies in advance I am the most untech savvy person alive! I can barley downlowd apps so bitcoin is well above my level of comprehension. Feel free to explain to me in patronizingly dumbed down language.
You can get access to your bitcoins with just the seed but meta data stored in the wallet file like labels you set for addresses will be lost.
Note that many antivirus programs have bugs in them that lead to false positives for the electrum program. There is a warning about this on the electrum download page as well under “notes for windows users”. You should make sure to verify the electrum maintainer’s gpg sig and if it verifies then you can go ahead and whitelist it in your antivirus program.
How to verify your download: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/how-to-verify-your-electrum-download/
Where are those seed names saved ? In the Electrum server ?
They are not saved on servers because that would mean the server operator could steal from you. Your seed is the key to your entire wallet so you never reveal it to anyone. The seed is displayed during wallet creation and you’re supposed to write it down as a form of wallet backup. In most wallet types you can also view the seed via wallet menu > seed.
Hey abdussamad this is mohamed. Hope all is well. So i am not able to restore my bitcoins at all from ledgdrer. I have my pvt keys and used electrum snd inly able to see 1.1 bitcoin . I tried the segwit and the legacy and all. I kept changing the last no in the derivation address and i se zero..i am not really sure how to get any help..or obtain my btc funds?..
just get another ledger and use that. you can’t rely on foolproof restoration across wallets. use the same wallet you used originally.
I created a new Electrum wallet on my dekstop Windows 7 using my old seed because i had installed a new hard disk. But i could not see my old balance and transactions from old wallet.
The circle icon in the bottom right is green. This means the Electrum has synchronized with the network.
I don’t what to do to restore my old balance.
read post 15 in your thread on bitcointalk forum again. in future when you ask for help try reading the answers that are given to you 🙂
How long does it take for the wallet to be restored from seed? I’m seeing a zero balance and history. I’ve tried different servers as well and I don’t think I had a multibit wallet before. I’m on Mac OSX and using 3.1.2 (the downloaded .dmg says 3.1.2 but when you launch app, it says 3.1.1 – typo of sorts?)
Yes, there is a chance that I am mistyping the seed or what I have written down is incorrect, but I really don’t think that’s the case.
I really don’t know what else to do so than you in advance for the help!
Where did you download it from? The one and only official site is electrum.org. Don’t download it from anywhere else. Check your browser history to confirm that you downloaded it from electrum.org.
If you did download it from the official site then try the things listed here:
It was on a different computer but am 100% positive that I had downloaded it from electrum.org. When I try restoring the wallet, I still don’t see anything in there but it matches the public key that I had written down as well. I tried the other steps in the post that you mentioned but it looks like I get the green circle pretty instantaneously after I try to restore. Is that expected? Is there anything that I’m missing? Thanks so much for you help!
Everything you can try is covered in the link below:
If you are sure you have tried everything there and the balance does not reflect what you expect then the seed you have is for a different wallet.
I am having trouble restoring a wallet with phrase . The bitcoin is reflected in the watch only phase but I am unable to sweep and move coins to a useable wallet I must be missing a step im not sure how to get bitcoin out of the un useable wallet and into the new usable on
restoring from seed should not create a watch only wallet. it should create a wallet you can spend from. try again. you can start by going to file > new/restore.
have you figure it out ? i have the same issue
See here: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/frequently-asked-questions/#why-does-restoring-my-wallet-from-seed-lead-to-a-different-wallet
If the seed you are using was generated in pre 2.0 electrum then there is no checksum in that seed which means you have to make sure you get the order of the words right. Electrum won’t be able to detect an incorrect word order.
To ANYONE reading this that can help… when i created my original default wallet, i created a password. i saved the seed, but foolishly never saved the password, which has long been forgotten.
everywhere i read – the solution should be simple – “just restore your wallet using the seed” – but unfortunately that does NOT allow you to bypass the fact that you have a password assigned to that wallet. the only way to get back to the first step, where you’re asked to set a password, is if you delete and uninstall electrum all together, reinstall it, and start over.
however, since i’m using Tails, without rather in-depth knowledge of linux, you can’t just “uninstall and reinstall” a program… so i have had a significant chunk of money stuck in this wallet for almost a month now, with no way of getting it out, because i can’t reset the password (whenever i try “restoring” my wallet, it just creates a copy and skips over the step of choosing a password – leaving the old password intact), and i can’t SEND the bitcoin to another wallet, because sending requires that you type in your GD password!! someone please for the love of god help me!
Are you married to tails? The reason I ask is because the version of electrum in tails is really old and you have to upgrade to the latest version first. Here’s a guide on how to do that:
The second thing is when you restore a wallet you do so in a new wallet file as explained in step 1 of the guide above on this site. When you restore you get the option to set a new password of your choice. So I’m not sure what it is that you are doing where you are not getting that option. I suggest going through the guide above on this site once again.
Oh and if you’re not married to Tails then install Electrum on your PC and use it there. Upgrading it on tails is a bit complicated as you can see.
Hello< I downloaded new version of Qtum Electrum wallet for mac and set up the wallet. I have seed phrase written down. I set encrypted password and it was verified. I added Qtum tokens and closed wallet. Now when i try to open the wallet and input my password it says incorrect password. I have tried repeatedly to enter the password with no luck. If i try to create new electrum wallet i will be given a choice to replace or keep both wallets. I replaced old wallet with new one and it still brings me to the same encrypted password to open wallet. I was not able to get to where I can input my seed phrase to recover my Qtum tokens. Any help is greatly appreciated.
This site is only for the bitcoin version of electrum. However if you just want to know how to create a new wallet file I suggest reading the link in step 1 above once again. This time enter a unique name for your new wallet file. Then you will be able to restore from seed.
I have restored my paper Electrum wallet through my seed, but I get 0 funds/0 transactions. It was made with Electrum version 2.9.3. What should I do now?
see here for things you can try: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/frequently-asked-questions/#why-does-restoring-my-wallet-from-seed-lead-to-a-different-wallet
How can I use your seeds form multi address wallet for blockchain?I got one by one private keys but they shows another address with empty btc
this is a blockchain.info wallet? when was it created? do you have the seed mnemonic words?
Im making a wallet through electrum and im altimitly use tails electrum so im asking in order to transfer bitcoin from coin block to electrum do i just send it to the qddress on my windows electrum then the electrum on tails should be a whole new wallet or do i use same address im confused please help
I follow the instructions as explained on this page and enter the 12 words of the seed of an old Electrum wallet. At the end I see a wallet without movements and without Bitcoins. It’s like a new wallet. I do not know what else to do.
Can you help me? Thank you.
See here: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/frequently-asked-questions/#why-does-restoring-my-wallet-from-seed-lead-to-a-different-wallet
Also if the above doesn’t help then tell me what version you used to create the wallet in the first place? Number 2 here might help you figure out the version number: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/frequently-asked-questions/#why-wont-electrum-accept-my-seed-when-i-attempt-to-restore-my-wallet-from-it . If it is a pre-2.0 seed then that doesn’t have a checksum in it. A lack of a checksum means that the order of the words can’t be validated by electrum. You yourself have to make sure the order of the words is correct.
Hi. Please tell me what is the latest version of Electrum running fine on Windows 8.1
IDK since I don’t use Windows at all. I suggest asking in one of the community forums: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/frequently-asked-questions/#my-question-is-not-answered-here-where-can-i-get-help
Hello. I have restored my electrum wallet from the seeds. I do not see old labels and addresses. I understand that I can create new labels and new addresses. My question: will are receive my btw that is sent to the old electrum wallet ( the one I had before restoration?
Labels are not restored when you restore from seed. However addresses, transactions and balance should be the same as in the old wallet. If they are not then try the things listed here:
If non of the above helps create a thread on one of the community forums:
After upgrading to version 3.3.6, the message “not connected” hangs all the time and there is a red circle. All that is recommended here: https://bitcoinelectrum.com/frequently-asked-questions/#why-does-restoring-my-wallet-from-seed-lead-to-a-different-wallet – does not help. I can only connect to the network via Tor. But the problem with the connection in the usual Web remains …..
to use tor you must have a proxy configured under tools > network > proxy tab? if tor proxy is not running that means you won’t be able to connect. so try removing the proxy settings configured there. if that doesn’t do it then you likely have a censored internet connection courtesy of your ISP. so take it up with them.
if computer was stolen and i restore wallet with seed on a new computer with new password will that change the password for the wallet on the old computer as well?
my old wallet password was very simple and im concerned it could be accessed.
No it won’t because when you open electrum you are not logging into a remote system. There is no central repository of wallets that you are accessing or modifying.
What you should do is move your coins to a new wallet. See the guide for creating a new wallet:
After you’ve created your new wallet just grab a receive address from the receive tab, use file > open to switch to the old wallet and use the send tab there to send coins to your new wallet’s address.
When I’m restoring the wallet on another device, Electrum doesn’t ask me for a pass phrase the seed is enough. How come?
because it’s a deterministic wallet and all private keys are derived from the seed. so that is enough to restore your wallet.
the password you set is only used to encrypt the wallet file on your computer. this is a precaution in case someone gets access to your system.
Once I have a seed, do I have to use it till the end of my life?
What if someone finds out what my seed is, how would I regenerate it and yet keep all my bitcoins?
you can create more than one wallet in electrum and move your coins between wallets. each wallet has a separate seed.
see the guide to creating a wallet:
if someone gets the seed to a wallet with funds in it then they can steal your money.
I have successfully restored my electrum wallet from your method above but i had multiple wallets(3) with btc in the same wallet, but after restoring i could only see my default wallet, please how can i find my other two bitcoin wallet address attached to my electrum wallet?
this is likely because you have more than one HD account. you will need to restore in a new wallet file for each account because electrum only supports one account per wallet file. see the note in step 5 above.
How can I access my electrum wallet with the backup file without connecting my ledger nano?
you could try via file > open but you may have to connect the nano to view the wallet file.
How can I verify my seed correctly restore my wallet on an offline computer if Electrum can not sync? I have the master public key to create a watch-only wallet but I want to make sure the seed I have can restore a full wallet for me.
just restore as per the guide above and compare the addresses on the addresses tab (view > show addresses). you can switch wallet files via file > open or recently open.
you could also compare the mpks of the restored and original wallet.
the seed actually has a checksum in it so an invalid seed won’t create a wallet. so just being able to restore is a good indicator that you have the right seed.
Hi, I am lost.
I have my pass phrase (12 words with I am sure there is no error).
I have my BTC deposit addresses (starts with 3)
Adressess in the wallet are different from deposit address.
I tried each scenario and each path derivation; some wallets have addresses with 1 or 3..
I have my Public master Key (match the seed)
I already saw my BTC in previous electrum wallet.
BTC is still unspent (found that in the blockchain explorer).
My previous electrum wallet was an another computer (destroyed)
But I can’t get to the BTC!!!
Can someone help me please?
I finally found what my problem was.
I have created a mutli signature wallet in the past. Had 2 seeds but I thought i was for 2 different wallets. I just created a new multi signature wallet with the 2 seeds and ended up with a new wallet with the BTC! Oh yeah
I have a very old mnemonic (seed phrase) that I generated on Electrum in March 2011. It’s doesn’t load the wallet, the keys are empty and there is no history. Should I try recreating the wallet with an old version of Electrum and then porting it up?
try the troubleshooting steps here:
if the above doesn’t help create a thread on reddit.com/r/electrum and share the link here. post there what you already tried.
I haven’t used Electrum since 2017, so it’s on 2.9.2 standard wallet. I want to update Electrum, but I don’t have the seed so I’m scared to upgrade without it, so since I have a fraction of a bitcoin on Electrum wallet I tried to send the BTC out to another wallet but it said it was “waiting for fee estimates”. So after a long while, it still is “waiting for fee estimates”… I’m wondering if it’s so old (2.92 instead of the updated 4.0 or so) that it doesn’t work. The fee had a slider and I just left it where it was (in about the middle) as I imagine the default is OK.
1. Which online block explorer do you recommend?
2. What should the Max static fee be? Right now default is 0.003 BTC/kB.
3. I left the “Propose Replace-By-Fee:” at “If the fee is low” … is that good?
I just want to get my BTC and update electrum, but I’m scared about losing it.
you should go to file > save copy or sae backup if the option is present. alternatively find the wallet file in the data dir and make a copy of it
make sure you have the seed written down. in most cases you can view it again via wallet > seed
then download and install 4.0.9. 2.9.2 will not sync with electrum servers and is too old to be used. the backups you are creating above are a precaution in case the automatic wallet file update fails.
I have an phrase from blockchain.info account and its in 18 words when I am entering its showing invalid can you give information what I have to do for this or how can I transfer my funds from this wallet to electrum.
you will have to use blockchain.com to recover this wallet. then you can send to an address in a brand new electrum wallet. i suggest keeping things in that bitcointalk thread you created. there are some good suggestions there. i frequent that forum too.
Hello. Thanks for all the great content. I tried following along but seem to be stuck. Here’s my situation:
I was curious about BTC in 2015, so a friend encouraged me to download breadwallet and he sent me a small amount. I ignored the warning not to take a screenshot of my 12 word recovery phrase, so while it technically could be compromised, I know I don’t have a transcription error. I’m pretty sure I never did anything with the wallet after that.
I recently downloaded BRD and typed in my recovery phrase, but after syncing with the blockchain (multiple times), the app still shows zero balance and zero transactions. Google landed me on this page, so I started making various electrum wallets with different variations of the BIP32 derivation path (I’ve tried m/0′, m/0’/0, m/0’/0/0), but no luck. My friend was able to find the transaction ID from 2015 and verify the funds have not moved since, but when I tried to load the transaction from the blockchain using the ID in electrum, it says “Transaction unrelated to your wallet.”
Any help or next steps would be appreciated.
why not use brd itself? then you won’t have to worry about getting the derivation path right since brd would know what the correct path is.
When I try to restore the wallet on BRD, it shows no transactions and zero balance.
then you have no money in that wallet. either you received money to a different wallet or you created more than one brd wallet. search for the seed of the correct brd wallet or look for clues as to whether you used some other software wallet
I am trying to access an old Mulitbit create wallet. Here’s my situation: I do not have the wallet file or keys. I do have the 12 word seed phrase and the Bitcoin address. Am I out of luck? I can observe the wallet in Electrum and can see all the micro-deposits from faucets.
what adress type do your have , does it start with 3 or 1 or BC1 ?
sure see this guide:
If I don’t have the seed phrase is there any chance of recovering my electrum Bitcoin wallet from 2012?
what is it that you do have? do you have the wallet file for example?
Pls how do i recover my seed from watch only wallet plss
Hello, I have an old wallet from the old Dark Wallet Chrome plug-in. I can’t seem to find a wallet that will let me restore my seed. Electrum says “kill” is not a valid seed word. Is there a way around this? I copied and pasted that seed back in 2015 and it is definitely the in the seed
I installed electrum on android due to malware I had to wipe my data .I have the seed phrase so can I restore my wallet using the seed phrase
Send transactions by signing them offline or with another wallet.
after import from blockchain.com with seed words i only can read. why?
probably try import on another wallet.
I have created an Electrum wallet on Windows 10, and I have copied the 12 seed words.
Now I wanted to transfer it on Ubuntu, I installed electrum, but after I entered the words nothing happened… like it was waiting for other words or they were incorrect.
Fixed… Ubuntu repository had an olter version of Electrum.
I GOT HACKED A COUPLE MONTH A GO SO I UNINSTALLED MY ELECTRUM WALLET AS A PRECUTION I REINSTALLED ELECTRUM WALLET4.0.9 CLICK ON I RESTORE PUNCH IN SEED ZERO BALANCE, I INSTALLED REINSTALLED THE ELECTRUM 4.0.3 THE ORGINAL ELECTRUM WALLET ITS TO OLD
I needed to get a new laptop because my old one broke, and I only had the seed for the wallet so I followed this guide, but the bitcoin don’t show up in my wallet. Do you know how to fix this?
I have an old wallet that belongs to 2013 with the old words Eclectrum …
Can I retrieve my wallet with the same words now?
With the new electrum…
yes you can.
I am trying to restore a wallet from mSigna. My wallet stopped syncing with the network and now I have read that it has big issues, the website has been taken down, and some reports is that went didgy towards the end.
I have the seed phrase, I have checked the addresses and the coins are still there.
I have tried many times to restore the wallet on electrum with no luck. It always results in 0 BTC.
I chose a standard wallet
I already have a seed
Put the seed in
Options BIP39, checksum ok
then I tried many different derivation paths.
Can you please help?
it’s not p2sh segwit but rather 1 of 1 multisig addresses: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2144498.msg21524209#msg21524209
you can’t recover this wallet in electrum. your best bet is to attempt to get msigna working again.
Hello is there away to recover My btc with out the 12 password phrases. I can only login on the wallet
if you have the wallet password then you can send to an address in a new wallet. create a new wallet via file >new/restore and grab a receiving address from the receive tab. then send from the send tab of the old wallet. you can switch wallet files via file >open.
btw when you enter the password you are not login to a remote system. the password is simply used to decrypt the wallet file on your hard drive.
I have some BTC in a Bither wallet that I can only look at, but can’t do anything with; that’s because I didn’t store my password anywhere. However, I do have the seed phrase and, as I mentioned, I can actually get in the wallet. I can get in because apparently I opted for using face recognition to open the app. I just can’t move my BTC as I would like to. I don’t have a clue as to how I ended up with Bither; I was completely new to crypto at the time. I just need to know if and how I can get my BTC, and if I would need to use something other than my iPhone to do it, etc. I’m not a coder or computer whiz, but I’m not completely incompetent and I can follow instructions. Thanks.
Just install bither on a PC and restore using your seed words. Alternatively you can install electrum on a PC and use that to restore your wallet. Pay attention to the notes in step 4 and 5 above.
Hi, i have created electrum wallet on version 2.8.3 long time ago.
my address starts from 3
my keys start from L,K
I’ve tried to create new wallet and import private keys, was able to connect to wallet, but don’t see history and balance is 0
I’ve also tried to create new wallet and sweep keys using private keys but get error no inputs found.
Any solution ? I can’t find seed phrase
Sounds like a 2fa or multisig wallet. You will need the seed to get access to the funds. importing/sweeping private keys will not do because there’s more than one private key behind each address and electrum doesn’t support importing multisig addresses.
I did not work for me with my 2013 multibit classic wallet. I only have the 12 wallet passwords, nothing else
Make sure you enter the correct derivation path. It’s m/0′ with a mandatory trailing single quote. You can begin again via file > new/restore.
I have a multibit core wallet with bitcoin on it. have been trying to sync it for days now still not done with that 70% now in 3days. the question is can i send to other wallet address or i have to import it to another wallet like Electrum? please advice!
multibit won’t sync. you’re going to have to restore from wallet words using electrum.
Hello, i ve seedphareses or passphrases from 2009 or earlier in electrum wallet. They re all correct. Wrote em into a paper in that time n found it as how i wrote. The Question is i cant see my funds in new version. Wallet opens with old seeds but there is nothing. Any solitons?
I’ve answered your question on bitcointalk forum.
Thank you still searching for solutions
Thank you for all the help. However I have been using iancoleman to recover mnemonic code. And matter what BIP32 Derivation Path I use (m/0’/0′) I still am unable to locate my address and rest of information.
Original wallet was Multibit. When I followed all the steps you spoke using the new Electrum wallet , I can only see the bitcoins amount in the (watch only wallet) but not the regular wallets that I have created. Also the check sum
Derivation Path was okay didn’t have any warning messages. How can I get my bitcoin to show in new wallet like it does in the (watch only wallet?
The multibit derivation path is m/0′ not m/0’/0′. Use the correct derivation path and restore from seed in electrum:
I got a message that the version of electrum I had always been using successfully was too old to open my wallet. I downloaded the new version and entered my seed phrase. It asked me for a new password and to confirm it and then it showed me an empty wallet. Having trouble restoring my default_wallet. Can anyone help?
When you upgrade electrum it automatically picks up your old wallet and you don’t have to restore from seed. So it’s strange that you had to do it. Anyway go through the faq here
great piece. thank you
I have 12 BRD wallet Chinese recovery phrase word from BRD, how to use the Chinese recovery phrase word to get my coins back?
You should be able to type in the chinese recovery phrase in electrum and restore just like you would with an english recovery phrase.
I saved the seed of my wallet with electrum. Now a year later I enter the same seed in the same version of electrum and the “next” button is greyed out. Since it’s the same version of electrum it should be able to proceed like this right? Anyways I select “Bip39 seed” and advance that way. I’ve tried a variety of different variables but so far it always creates a new wallet. Is there anything I can do besides going through each individual variable one by one until I get it?
An electrum generated seed is not a bip39 seed so don’t use that option. You should checkout this faq and try the things listed there:
I am new to Bitcoin.
I have some BTC in Exodus. Now I want to switch to Electrum, because I think the Electrum is a safer option.
I tried to recover in Electrum with 12 seed phrases generated from Exodus.
Then I changed seed type to BIP39 before getting a warning below.
“Warning: BIP39 seeds can be imported in Electrum, so that users can access funds locked in other wallets. However, we do not generate BIP39 seeds, because they do not meet our safety standard. BIP39 seeds do not include a version number, which compromises compatibility with future software. We do not guarantee that BIP39 imports will always be supported in Electrum.”
I get scared and am not sure if I should proceed. Could you please let me know what is the best way to move my BTC from Exodus to Electrum?
just create a new wallet and send all the coins to an address in it using exodus. that way you avoid the pitfalls of bip39 seeds. you can create a new wallet by following the guide below:
you can grab an address using the receive tab:
I miss-wrote my BIP 38 password 2 years ago. I tried many times to find it out but no success so I thought it was impossible to get the funds back from my paper wallet. Few weeks ago when bitcoin reached its ATH, I decided to contact Jim at Recovercoin AT rescueteam DOT com’. After 9 days he sent me back the correct password. He’s really good at password recovery
Hello, I am new to this. If someone guesses the 12 words (and their order) then they can recreate a wallet and own/steal your coins? That could be pretty easy, right (if a lazy person chooses the first 12 words of the list which is publicly available)? Or will be there another unknown factor? I do not understand what makes it secure. I read somewhere else that the seed is for a certain address (but then I have to remember your address which is hard I think). Could you help me?
The seed mnemonic is just another way to represent a 132bit number. It’s not possible to guess a seed. The number of possibilities is so large that even if you spent all your time guessing seeds you wouldn’t stumble upon one for a wallet with funds in it.