I am really new to this world so please apologies if that's a stupid question. I have generated my monero wallet with this tool: https://moneroaddress.org/ And kept al the information somewhere in a file I encrypted. I have started using xmr-stack to "mine". When I started xmr-stack it asked me for the pool address (I'm mining on monerohash) and my wallet I wanted to use. things seems to be working (at least I can see no errors) but to be very honest, I have no idea what I'm really doing here. From What I read I can check my wallet using monero-wallet-cli. So I installed and sync'd monerod and then tried to use the wallet cli. but It seems it's willing to created a new wallet.

Can I import the wallet I created before? If yes, then how? Am I doing anything stupid here?


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You need to run:

monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet

You will be asked for the seed you created earlier.

You will need a running daemon (monerod), which may be one of the public ones or your own, in order to download the blocks to see your transactions. When asked for a refresh height or date, make sure you put one that's when you created your wallet originally.

  • Thank you it seems that worked. However my balance is still at 0: Balance: 0.000000000000, unlocked balance: 0.000000000000 is it normal after a few days of mining (even though I have a terrible hash rate ~ 50 H/s)?
    – alxgomz
    Commented Dec 9, 2017 at 14:53
  • If you're solo mining, it's normal, it's a lottery for all intents and purposes. If pool mining, that's probaly normal, most pay out when your dues reach half a monero (you can check your pending balance on the pool using your address).
    – user36303
    Commented Dec 9, 2017 at 20:30

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