I purchased a small amount of DAO contracts last June. I followed articles on how to retrieve them on and off, and I may have acted on some of the instructions posted. However, because the whole process baffles me, I'm not sure if I did it or not. How can I find out if I still have DAO's left to retrieve?

Following the recommendation below to use Mist (why is my version displayed as Ethereum Wallet anyway?), I obtain the following screenshotenter image description here

I'm not clear if that tells me that I have already retrieved my token from the DAO or I still have a balance in there.

  • Are we still able to withdrawal from the DAO extrabalance? Could you let me know if I am eligible? 0x7B78de0986270Af9C40BcbAa7b2FFAE18c333746
    – sailfish
    Commented Apr 2, 2022 at 3:20

3 Answers 3


Do you know your Ethereum wallet address or have it entered in Mist?

If so, you can install/open Mist, go to the Contracts section, and then at the bottom of that page select "Watch Token" and enter token number: 0xbb9bc244d798123fde783fcc1c72d3bb8c189413

If you do not have an Ethereum wallet address, you'd need to track that down before you could find out.

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  • I do have my Ethereum wallet address
    – gciriani
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 1:39
  • This is where I start getting confused; I have Ethereum Wallet installed, is this what you are calling Mist?
    – gciriani
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 1:51
  • Most likely yes, you are talking about Mist. Here is the link to download the latest version: github.com/ethereum/mist/releases. Edit: I've added a picture of the basic interface to my post above, and highlighted the section you need to visit to enter the token address.
    – Keith
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 3:59
  • Your screenshot is identical to mine with the exception that the name of your application is "Mist" and mine is mine is "Ethereum Wallet". Your leftmost menu selections is Mist and mine is "Ethereum Wallet", while the other selections are identical: Accounts, Edit, View, Develop, Window Help; I wonder why, because I downloaded yesterday the latest release 0.8.9, so shouldn't they be identical? I followed your steps, and updated with my screenshot. Thanks for your help.
    – gciriani
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 11:35
  • After I go to the Contracts section, select "Watch Token" and enter the DAO token number, what am I supposed to see or not see that tells me if I still have DAO to retrieve?
    – gciriani
    Commented Mar 17, 2017 at 15:05

Update Mar 24 2017

Detailed updated instructions at https://theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/The_DAO_Refunds .

Latest information at https://medium.com/curator-multisig-phf-official-channel/dao-token-holders-come-claim-your-money-b428f186572a#.cj95ba858 .

Easiest Method - MyEtherWallet v3.3.7

You will need to download MyEtherWallet v3.3.7 onto your local machine:

At the bottom of the page, click on Withdraw DAO: enter image description here

You will have to either:

  • Enter your private key, or
  • Upload your keystore file (UTC / JSON) and enter your password to unlock the keystore file.

You will see the following page: enter image description here

In the red box on the left, your balance will display if you have any refunds left to claim.

To claim the refunds, select the tab in the red box near the top:

  • Withdraw DAO For ETC
  • Withdraw DAO For ETH
  • Withdraw extraBalance

Note that the time limit for the Withdraw DAO For ETC is Apr 15 2017. The Withdraw DAO for ETH and Withdraw extraBalance have no time limits.

Further detailed information:

  • The curator.com address updated above with title Latest information athttps://theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/The_DAO_Refunds
    – gciriani
    Commented Jan 19, 2018 at 18:38
  • Continuing comment above - The curator.com address updated above with title "Latest information at", points to the original address given. theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/The_DAO_Refunds. The reading is quite involved, starting from the section to check what type of refunds one is entitled to. Eventually, because MyEtherWallet does not have a link for DAO refunds anymore, a search in MyEtherWallet own knowledge base goes to step by step instructions at myetherwallet.github.io/knowledge-base/faq/…
    – gciriani
    Commented Jan 19, 2018 at 18:49

The OP asked about determining if one still had DAO available to refund. The instructions are at https://theethereum.wiki/w/index.php/The_DAO_Refunds#How_Do_I_Check_If_My_Account_Has_Any_Remaining_The_DAO_Refund_Due

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