I have been trying for weeks to sync the blockchain (it just hangs around block 3798000 - and yes I've deleted the chaindata folder, did geth --fast, etc, etc, etc...). In other words I cannot get MIST up and running to transfer ETH.

My question is this: Is there any way to transfer ETH from a contract wallet to a simple wallet? I know both addresses and have the keystore files and password for Geth/Mist.

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I know that services like MyEtherWallet have the ability to import the keyfile into the online wallet. You can use it and access your account, if you are OK with using third party services.

  • Agreed, however, when adding a contract in MyEtherWallet it asks for the keyfile and the ABI/JSON.
    – PulsarAV
    Commented Jun 11, 2017 at 20:33

The solution was to sync the blockchain with Parity and run it in GETH mode (parity.exe --geth) and then run Ethereum Wallet.exe. That allowed me to recover my simple wallet and the ETH in my contract.

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