I have lost my Ledger device and/or cannot access the system with my Ledger Monero wallet files. How do I restore / recreate my Ledger Monero wallet?

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I've noticed some confusion lately on how to restore one's Ledger Monero wallet. I have therefore written this guide.

In case you have also lost (access to) your Ledger device, you first have to restore the 24 word Ledger mnemonic seed in another Ledger device.

Restoring / recreating a Ledger Monero wallet is fortunately fairly trivial thereafter.

GUI:

  • Basically you ought to follow this guide with one minor tweak to recreate / restore the Ledger Monero wallet. That is, the Restore height parameter (in step 7.) has to be changed such that the height is in advance of the first transaction to your wallet. A detailed explanation about the Restore height parameter can be found here. For convenience, I've added a table with restore heights to the appendix.

CLI:

  • Basically you ought to follow this guide with one minor tweak to recreate / restore the Ledger Monero wallet. That is, you have to append the --restore-height flag (with a proper block height as value) to the command that is used / executed to recreate / restore the Ledger Monero wallet. A proper restore height is set by choosing a value (block height) that is in advance of the first transaction to your wallet. A detailed explanation about the Restore height parameter can be found here. For convenience, I've added a table with restore heights to the appendix.

Appendix:

My wallet was created in | Restore Height I should use
December  2018           | 1715000
November  2018           | 1690000
October   2018           | 1665000
September 2018           | 1640000
August    2018           | 1615000
July      2018           | 1590000
June      2018           | 1565000
May       2018           | 1540000
April     2018           | 1515000

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