I am running monero.win.x64.v0-10-0-0 on windows 10. I am trying to restore a wallet with a seed but do not know how to do it. When I open monero-wallet-cli after monerorod synchronizes it asks for a wallet name straight away then generates a new wallet. Can someone tell me how I go about restoring my wallet please?
You have to launch
monero-wallet-cli from the terminal (on Linux and mac OS X) or from the command prompt (on Windows) with the
--restore-deterministic-wallet flag. Thus:
For Mac and Linux:
Make sure the terminal is opened in the same directory as
monero-wallet-cli is located in.
On Windows make sure to launch it from the command line. Go to the folder
monero-cli-wallet is located and make sure your cursor isn't located on any of the files. Subsequently do SHIFT + right click and it will give you an option to "Open command window here". Lastly, type the following command:
For all operating systems it will first ask you for a new wallet name and password. Subsequently, you have to enter the 25 word mnemonic seed. Lastly, enter
P.S. Note that
simplewallet was renamed to
monero-wallet-cli in v0.10.0.