When I first started with Mist, I sent 25 ether to a Wallet Contract. It showed up on Mist for a few weeks and disappeared.

I see the transaction here: 0x7de54cbb5ab805bfbb96014f415799712d5ada35

Can I send the 25 ether to my main wallet? I have the password.

Does this need to be done in my Mac's Terminal?

  • Is the issue that you no longer see the wallet in Mist? Mar 2, 2016 at 19:24

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You can import a wallet into Mist through the "Add Wallet" option. Just click the "Import Wallet" button, and enter the address of your wallet. You should then be able to send from that wallet as usual.

Add Wallet

Import Wallet

Note that the wallet you import should be from the Ethereum or .ethereum directory, keystore subdirectory, located here:

  • Mac: ~/Library/Ethereum
  • Linux: ~/.ethereum
  • Windows: %APPDATA%/Ethereum

More details on backing up a wallet.

  • Thank you. It says I don't own the account. When I go into terminal and put the keystore/private key in it says "no such file or directory"... Again, thank you for your help but I think those 25 eth are gone ...
    – stangrotic
    Mar 2, 2016 at 22:47
  • So you don't own the key used to create the wallet? Did you delete your keystore folder? Mar 2, 2016 at 22:53
  • Ive got the keystore: UTC--2016-01-28T18-08-23.319926174Z--1fca.....
    – stangrotic
    Mar 2, 2016 at 23:53
  • In order to access your Ether, you'll need access to account 0xf5026d595eeba7ece5cfef4e531b9bfb22f8a0c6. If you don't have that private key, there's no way to retrieve you funds Mar 2, 2016 at 23:56
  • Thank you Tjaden. I backed up the keystore and thought the number after "UTC--2016-01-28T18-08-23.319926174Z-- was my private key. Guess its gone... Thank you for all your help : )
    – stangrotic
    Mar 3, 2016 at 1:26

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