I forgot my mnemonic seed. I only have the wallet address, monero payment id and monero transaction id (hash). Is there something I can do to recover my coins or are they lost forever?

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No. A wallet address, monero payment id, and monero transaction id are not enough to recover your wallet. You will need the mnemonic seed or spend and view keys

  • Only the mnemonic seed or private spend key are required.
    – assylias
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 10:18
  • @assylias The wallet will require both keys to recover but I think technically you could generate the view key from the spend key though I’ve never done that. See - monero.stackexchange.com/questions/55/…. If this is incorrect please let us know what steps to take to recover the wallet from only the view key Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 10:32
  • If you have the private spend key, you can enter it on (a local, not connected to the internet version of) this site in the hexa seed box and click on "Gen 1." to recreate the seed. More info: reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/6d0qb6/…
    – assylias
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 16:02
  • Can anyone actually confirm that this works with the latest version? Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 16:15

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