I need to do what is explained in the title. I forgot writing down mnemonic key and account address, so I have no clue how else to recover my wallet.. Can anyone help?

  • I don't run Windows, but if you know the password, I think you can just copy over the files to your ~/.bitmonero Once its working use the cli (all linux junkies should be happy on a command line) and get the mnemonic seed. (Can you get the seed from the GUI?)
    – Dave
    Commented Apr 25, 2018 at 5:37

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I've done that before (Win10 to Mint18).

It's as simple as copying the two wallet files (<Wallet name> without extension and <Wallet name>.keys) from Windows' Monero folder to Linux's Monero directory, start GUI/CLI wallet client on Linux, and enter your wallet password. The Linux executable is happy with wallet files generated by Windows executable. I believe the files will also work across architectures (x86/x64/ARM) but I have only tried x64 to x64.

As long as you still have access to your Windows partition (and the files therein), these steps should bring your wallet back with all funds intact. If your Windows partition is intact but you can't access it, consult your Linux distribution's documentation and/or head to Unix.SE.

If, however, your Windows partition is gone and you don't have the wallet files nor your mnemonic seed, your Monero are unfortunately lost. Take it as a lesson learnt and have proper backups in the future.

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