missing Dash after upgrade 12.1 w/out copying old software to new folder

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lambecolin

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+ 1 - I agree fully.
It has been such a bad experience for me, that I am considering getting out of dash entirely.

UPDATE 2017-04-03:
I retract my complaint about the upgrade - here is what worked for me to resolve:
1. Ensured I had the latest version of my pre-upgrade wallet in a safe place.
2. Uninstalled the multiple versions I had installed to ensure all s/w was off my win box.
3. Installed the latest version, and ran it until the blockchain was full up-to-date.
4. Closed Dash.
5. Deleted wallet.dat from new install.
6. Copied my last-known-good wallet backup into the same location as the wallet.dat I just deleted, and placed it there with name wallet.dat
7. Started dash core
8 Dash did further synchronizing to blockchain (did not take very long)
9. My balance and transactions are now showing as they were pre-update.

Hope this is helpful to others.
-james
 

lambecolin

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My wallet shows zero balance after upgrade in March this year.
Qt file is version 5.5.0. Build is March 20,2017 for version v0.12.1.4
Exe file is Dec.31,2016 in Dash 32371 Kb
DashCore version is v0.12.2.1 (64 bit)
No small lock icon
wallet repair button grey out and no success Rescaning or Rebuild index.
In DashCore I have Wallet.dat (mar10,2017) and wallet.dat.2017-03-09-01-00 (mar8,2017)(832 Kb)
In Dash I have Wallet.dat.2016-12-23-03-23 (832 Kb)
I had funds before March this year--can these be restored?
 

strophy

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First, keep good track of your wallet files. It sounds like that wallet.dat file in the Dash folder should just be copied to DashCore and you will be good to go.
 

lambecolin

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First, keep good track of your wallet files. It sounds like that wallet.dat file in the Dash folder should just be copied to DashCore and you will be good to go.
Hi Strophy---I only now have one DAT file in DashCore(Wallet.DAT 832Kb,Marchth,2017)
DashCore also has a non DAT file(2016-12-23-03-23)
Wallet shows nil--- Any chance of recovery still? Should I "rescan and rebuild index" ?
Thanks for your attention!!
 

strophy

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I don't know - it's impossible for me to tell which wallet file is the correct one based on the date and size in kB. These are your wallets, not mine. Part of using cryptocurrency is taking careful responsibility for your own security!

I would recommend you get all the wallet files you can find and store them in one folder. Then carefully load each one of them, one at a time, and rescan each time to find the one that holds your funds.
 

lambecolin

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I don't know - it's impossible for me to tell which wallet file is the correct one based on the date and size in kB. These are your wallets, not mine. Part of using cryptocurrency is taking careful responsibility for your own security!

I would recommend you get all the wallet files you can find and store them in one folder. Then carefully load each one of them, one at a time, and rescan each time to find the one that holds your funds.
Thank you for the advice---Will do that and report on results with .dat files only--not (2016-12-23-03) files.
 

strophy

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The files with a date attached are very likely to be wallet backups made on that. You should rename them to wallet.dat one at a time and load them into Dash Core to see what is in there.
 

Etin

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+ 1 - I agree fully.
It has been such a bad experience for me, that I am considering getting out of dash entirely.

UPDATE 2017-04-03:
I retract my complaint about the upgrade - here is what worked for me to resolve:
1. Ensured I had the latest version of my pre-upgrade wallet in a safe place.
2. Uninstalled the multiple versions I had installed to ensure all s/w was off my win box.
3. Installed the latest version, and ran it until the blockchain was full up-to-date.
4. Closed Dash.
5. Deleted wallet.dat from new install.
6. Copied my last-known-good wallet backup into the same location as the wallet.dat I just deleted, and placed it there with name wallet.dat
7. Started dash core
8 Dash did further synchronizing to blockchain (did not take very long)
9. My balance and transactions are now showing as they were pre-update.

Hope this is helpful to others.
-james

I find this interesting. Are you using any other BlockChain wallets of any other coin? I have been playing around a lot of them and DASH is really very easy to use and upgrade. I currently have an update of another wallet which I have restarted 3 times. Second time with bootstrap and finally another fresh start and waiting to sync. On the previous wallet it took over 3 weeks and finally it would not accept my wallet.dat file with my coins. So I had to installed another instance on a windows pc and extract the privkeys to retrieve my coins. ( even the explanation is tedious imagine doing this over a few days!)
I am on day 3 still waiting for it to sync. With DASH it was very easy I just followed direction. Its really not bad.

PS: I have downloaded over 30 BlockChain wallets from all the big names to new kids on the block.
 
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