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My hard drive pretty much melted because Dell laptops suck. I saved my private key and would like to access myetherwallet from a new computer. When I enter the private key on its own as a "Keystore File (UTC / JSON)" it wont accept it. I assume thats because it needs to be in a specific format. Can I format a Notepad file so it will accept my private key? If so, how?

Thanks in advance

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You can access your wallet using your private key by visiting MyEtherWallet, going to "Send Ether & Tokens", selecting "Private Key", enter in your private key and click the unlock button. After that you should be able to access your wallet again.

  • I tried this. The format of the notepad file does not work. How do I successfully enter the private the key? I probably need a specific step by step explanation if anyone can help with that. Can I enter the private key by opening a notepad file that has the Private Key saved? Or is there a better way to do it? – Mwass12 Sep 12 '17 at 20:15
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    Nevermind. I entered it wrong haha. What a relief! Sorry for taking your time. – Mwass12 Sep 12 '17 at 20:29

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