So I created a wallet a few weeks back, before the GUI came out.
And transported it via the keys file into the GUI.
However now the wallet is empty. Waited for the blockchain to synchronize... And its still empty. No transactions at all. I know the wallet info is correct, the seed is as it should be.
There WAS a significant amount of Monero in there.
Now I get an error when I try to run
monero-wallet-cli in which I originally created the wallet- after the password input "failed to load wallet", it flashes up before closing.
perplexed.... and rather annoyed. The password was massively long and not stored electronically. And it works to load the wallet into the GUI.