I've created an Account on Ropsten Testnet with MetaMask, and I've on some test-ether and developed some smartcontracts. Now I want to export my account on Ethereum Wallet, so I've exported the private key with metamask and imported on geth with command:

geth account import C:\MYFILEWITHPRIVETEKEYONIT.txt

But when I open the Ethereum Wallet and set it on Testnet, i see my account address but with no ether on it. I've noticed that in Etehereum Wallet the account imported has in the name (Etherbase). So i think that it has not been correctly imported.

What's wrong with? Thanks

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It may be worth your time to know that Ropsten is dead, avoid using it : Ropsten testnet is under kind of attack? What can we do?

Your problem may be less to do with importing your private key into Ethereum Wallet and more to do with Ropsten being unusable.

There is a new testnet that you can use : https://github.com/kovan-testnet/proposal

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