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How to Export and Import Private Keys from Local Odarhom Wallet QT
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As a security measure it is always advised to first move your BitCore to a new address before attempting to claim any BTX from another wallet, this way you can be sure that your private keys used for the claim cannot be used to steal your actual BTX. With the recent addition of official support for SegWit addresses, it might be a good time to update your BitCore wallet, generate a new SegWit wallet address and move your coins to it and then start claiming any BTX from another wallet with the old private keys.
How to export the private keys: – Start your Odarhom BitCore Wallet QT or other QT-wallet – Click on “Help” in the menu bar of the wallet – Click on “Debug window” from the menu – Select the “Console” tab to be able to type commands – Unlock your wallet (if it is locked) with: walletpassphrase “your wallet password” 120 – Export the private key with: dumpprivkey “your Bitcoin address” – Copy and keep safe the private key you will get for the respective wallet address you have typed – Lock the wallet again with: walletlock
How to import the private keys: – Start your Odarhom BitCore Wallet QT or other QT-wallet – Click on “Help” in the menu bar of the wallet – Click on “Debug window” from the menu – Select the “Console” tab to be able to type commands – Unlock your (if it is locked) wallet with: walletpassphrase “your wallet password” 120 – Import the private key with: importprivkey “your Private key” – You can check to see that a new receiving address has been added in the wallet – Lock the wallet again with: walletlock
Make sure you import your private key(s) as soon as you start the local wallet to claim all coins correctly, otherwise you might have to do a blockchain resynchronization. An alternative solution would be to simply copy the Odarhom BitCore wallet.dat file, but then you might have to zapwallettxes, and it may take longer to claim if you have multiple wallets. Again, make sure you keep your private keys safe and don't share them or use them to try to claim coins unless you have already moved all the coins to a new address before you start the claiming process, otherwise there is a risk of losing your BTXs. Even in the case of importing coins from legitimate wallets, it is always a good idea to be on the safe side and never share or use a private key for a wallet that still has coins in it, just to avoid possible security risks.
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