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My mac is messed up and I want to reformat the thing to help speed it up. I have a MoneroGUI via Ledger Nano. If I nuke my hard drive is my XMR gone? Its keys are on the ledger so can I just not make a new wallet to view and manage XMR?

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  • Do you have another Pc you can set up the MoneroGUI first? Since you have your keys backed up on ledger, all should be okay to proceed. Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 2:12
  • Hello. No i do not. It has to be on the same MacBook. here is another question. can i install MoneroGUI on multiple operating systems using an identical private key from ledger?
    – Sean
    Commented Jul 15, 2023 at 18:23

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I have a MoneroGUI via Ledger Nano. If I nuke my hard drive is my XMR gone?

No. Your XMR is on the blockchain and your private key (the thing that enables you to spend the outputs you own that are on the blockchain), is on your Ledger device.

Both the GUI and monero-wallet-cli allow you to (re)create a wallet from a Ledger device. See this QA: How do I restore / recreate my Ledger Monero wallet?

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    Thank you for your answer jtgrassie
    – Sean
    Commented Jul 20, 2023 at 21:49

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