How to recover Dogecoin wallet?
You got some dogecoins ages ago, put them in your wallet, in the meantime you forgot your password and… It’s 2021. Elon Musk, Snoop Dogg, Kiss and literally everyone including Joe Biden started advertising DOGE.
Suddenly you have a small fortune holding 1M DOGE in your wallet and what can you do to get it back? First, DOGE is a fork of bitcoin, meaning it has inherited all the characteristics from bitcoin since it was forked in 2013 from the Big Daddy coin. Minor changes such as block time (1 minute instead of 10 minutes) and of course the logo were made.
The first step is to locate the wallet file, it’s called wallet.dat and it is located in the Doge folder. This file contains your coins which may be accessed if you find the password. With a password, you can send funds to the exchange to exchange or extract the private key and use the lightweight wallet to manage your funds. WOW such fun!
If you don’t know how many DOGE coins are in your wallet and you don’t want to wait for blockchain sync, you can simply open wallet.dat with notepad (Windows) or any text editor on Mac OS.
Look for a approximately 32-character string that starts with D. Copy this string and paste it into the Doge Coin Explorer to find out if the password recovery work to do is paying off in relation to your wallet value.
Time to take yours
WOW! 100,000 coins are in your wallet, you’ve found a fortune! But luck! Now that you know your wallet.dat is not empty, it’s time to get your DOGE coins back. Your next step is to try to break into this wallet. There is a free and publicly available tool called btcrecover which additionally is easy to use (if you are a developer or technical person
Wow! So many codes!
Now that you have your tools, you need to prepare a list of possible passwords, we call it a token list. Such passwords could be something you’ve used on other wallets or email accounts, lucky numbers or the names of your favorite pets. Name this file tokens.txt
Hairball, 123, 55 !, 1975 etc – all of these could be your tokens.
Finally it’s time to run the script and get our DOGE back. Your command line should look like this (typos are the number of errors your wallet password hint contains): python btcrecover.py – tokenlist tokens.txt -typos 3 -wallet wallet.dat
If your guess (hints) is close to the correct password, btcrecover will display the correct password for you.
What if you already have a password and need to transfer DOGE to the exchange, but your wallet is not synchronized? You will have to export the private key or wait a few days for it to sync.
Go to the Doge Core console and use the command “dumpprivkey”. Your private key will be displayed. WOW!
Now that you have it, you can download Multidoge light wallet from https://multidoge.org
WOW, DOGE coin recovery is fun and easy! You import your private key and can immediately send DOGE to the exchange of your choice.