Missing funds after Mixing

ThomThom

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Hello all,

This is probably waaaay too late, but long ago I had a problem where I tried mixing my coins, the app crashed, and upon launching again my funds were gone. After doing some reading recently it seems like with the way the mixing works, it generated new addresses and keys but upon crashing they were lost. I still have the wallet.dat and address, and can see the coins went out for mixing. This is the address:

XimtptoiUEJzXWvTMFKwkvbG3RoUkRr4LW

At the time I assumed they were gone for good, but recently came across the wallet.dat backup and figured I'd follow up.

Thanks
 

AgnewPickens

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Hello all,

This is probably waaaay too late, but long ago I had a problem where I tried mixing my coins, the app crashed, and upon launching again my funds were gone. After doing some reading recently it seems like with the way the mixing works, it generated new addresses and keys but upon crashing they were lost. I still have the wallet.dat and address, and can see the coins went out for mixing. This is the address:

XimtptoiUEJzXWvTMFKwkvbG3RoUkRr4LW

At the time I assumed they were gone for good, but recently came across the wallet.dat backup and figured I'd follow up.

Thanks

The wallet.dat should have the mixing keys as well, you can do a quick import into Electrum Dash and avoid having to sync a
wallet to get at your coins.
 

ThomThom

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I tried Electrum first, but it gives an error that it cannot read the file. After reading it seems that Electrum doesn't use the same wallet file format. I then downloaded Core and synced completely, and it still shows a zero balance. In the console running the listreceivedbyaddress command only shows the one address.

I then tried the dumpwallet command and was able to get a list of all the addresses and keys in the wallet, and it shows the addresses for where the funds were split up and sent before being recombined at this address:

XcfQdu6GsENUhN7hkHajPG2YE4XprfKWpE

Unfortunately there aren't any funds in any of the addresses that were dumped from the wallet.
 

AgnewPickens

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I tried Electrum first, but it gives an error that it cannot read the file. After reading it seems that Electrum doesn't use the same wallet file format. I then downloaded Core and synced completely, and it still shows a zero balance. In the console running the listreceivedbyaddress command only shows the one address.

I then tried the dumpwallet command and was able to get a list of all the addresses and keys in the wallet, and it shows the addresses for where the funds were split up and sent before being recombined at this address:

XcfQdu6GsENUhN7hkHajPG2YE4XprfKWpE

Unfortunately there aren't any funds in any of the addresses that were dumped from the wallet.

Try recover transactions in Tools>Wallet repair.
 

qwizzie

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I have tried both recover transactions options as well.
Activate Coin Control (Settings - Options -Wallet - Enable Coin Control Feautures) and see if any of your input amounts is 'locked' under tab PrivateSend - Inputs, if some are you can try to 'unlock' them. You should try both 'toggle lock state' & 'show all privatesend coins', to see which one shows you all the input amounts and their state (locked/unlocked)

The Dash Core wallet from a certain version makes automatic backups of your wallet.dat during mixing (when it runs out of your 1000 mixing keys) and during the closing of your Dash Core wallet, which means you could have more backups then you currently think you have. Check your 'backups' folder in your Dash installation directory and check each file in there (you will need to rename those to wallet.dat).

First backup your current wallet.dat from within your running Dash Core wallet (File - Backup Wallet) and place it in a safe location.
Make sure you are running latest Dash Core wallet v0.16.1.1 and your blocks match that of the following block explorer --> https://chainz.cryptoid.info/dash/
 
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ThomThom

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Unfortunately there are no locked transactions, it just shows zeros. I am not using the same computer that I was using at the time, when changing computers I had collected all my different wallets and backed them up before wiping. This all happened in 2015, so no other backups besides one earlier version of the same wallet. I have tried the two recover transactions options and checked for locked coins on both wallet files.

Thank you both for the suggestions, if anyone else has any other ideas let me know.
 

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Electrum cannot read wallet.dat files from Dash Core unfortunately, you will need to do your recovery by dropping files which might have the privkeys for the addresses that received the mixed funds into your dash core datadir and starting dash core to read it and see if the privkeys you need are in there. While mixing, Dash Core will regularly create backups in the %DATADIR%/backups directory. (It also generates warnings to tell you it is doing this, and that it is extremely important for you to back up these files.) So I would start by checking if any of the automatic backups in there contain your keys.