I have several accounts in my Geth wallet. I need to locate the keystore file of a given account but there doesn't seem to be any connection between the keystore file names and the accounts. How do I get the keystore file of a given account?

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If you generated the account with Geth, then the account is embedded in the name of the keystore file. As an example, take the following keystore file:


UTC--2017-10-18T01-34-15.931234561Z is the timestamp the keystore file was created.

bb22a1230f132a468c9383cabcabe00894aaa679is the address of the account. To search for it on a site like Etherscan, append 0x to the beginning of the address.

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