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Questions tagged [keys-file]

questions about the encrypted file used to save keys to Monero wallets

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Why can I not recover my Monero wallet?

The Monero GUI wallet does not accept my password and I do not have the mnemonic seed or written down keys. I have attempted to recover it using the .keys file, but after choosing "Open wallet from ...
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When using the android and iOS monero wallets. How does it not send the private spend key to the node to scan the blockchain?

I'm curious to how this is done in a secure way when using a mobile wallet on android or iOS. We have our private spend keys on these devices, but when scanning the blockchain to update your balance, ...
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Failed to update txpool transaction metadata on local Monero daemon

I have a Monero daemon running on a Raspberry Pi connected to my LAN. After a full blockchain sync, I got this error: 2018-01-16 12:00:50.993 [P2P0] ERROR txpool src/cryptonote_core/tx_pool.cpp:...
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What is the walletname.unportable file?

I have 4 wallet files: walletname.address.txt file walletname.keys file walletname What is this type of file? walletname.unportable Thanks :)
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Cloud storing wallet.keys encrypted files

How safe is it to store the wallet.keys files in a cloud service, email, website, etc? I imagine that it should be just as secure as the passphrases used to encrypt the file. If I understood it ...
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If you don't have a mnemonic seed, how do you access wallet on a new device?

If you don't have a mnemonic seed, how do you access the wallet on a new device? Which files do I need to copy from my wallet and where can I find them on Windows OS?
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My dog ate the USB key with 10000 monero wallet. Are they lost forever?

I don't have a dog, nor 10,000 Monero for that matter, so everything is OK :)! But what happen if I lose the medium on which the wallet with my Monero is stored, or if it is destroyed? Hard disks ...
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What encryption algorithm is used for the wallet.keys file?

I know that the wallet keys file contains an encrypted version of your private keys, but am just curious what encryption algorithm is used to do this, and also where is it done in the source code?
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Why does md5sum of .keys file change with each restore from mnemonic seed?

When using --restore-deterministic-wallet the same Monero address is restored but the md5sum for my wallet.keysis different. Are Monero wallets truly deterministic? Is the change in md5sum cause for ...
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How do you import a wallet from the private keys into simplewallet? [duplicate]

Is there a way you can import a wallet into simplewallet from the private spend key and private view key? I know you can import the view key to create a view wallet, but I can't see how to import the ...
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Error restoring from .keys file

I lost my mnemonic seed and therefore would like to restore from my .keys file I created with Monero version v0.8.8.6. Being certain that I am using the correct password, I received the following ...