I recently upgraded to 0.7.4 (Windows) and all my accounts are gone. In the keystore folder, I can see what I think are my keys. However they are not being auto loaded.

When I went from 0.6.1 to 0.7.2 there was no issue, it would automatically find and import them.

Any idea or is this a bug that should be reported ?

1 Answer 1


There are a couple reasons keystore files may not be showing up in Mist.

  1. You are still syncing and/or watching a heavy contract like The DAO contract, which is making Mist hang or lag and so it hasn't shown them yet.

  2. The file names do not include the address of the account. Here is more information, but basically your keystore files should be named UTC--2016-05-13T04-31-42.137297157Z--f367f6e5f828fe85f5d95839ebb3f005f2368182. If you remove the address from the keystore file, it will not display in the Mist UI.

  3. The folder that Mist is reading from is not the folder that contains your keystore files. To see where Mist is reading from, go to "Account" -> "Backup" -> "Accounts" and see what folder is opens. Confirm that there are keystore files inside there and the names contain the address of the account.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.