Time to an hero?

likme
likme

tfw lost my mew wallet with 55 ETH in

Time to an hero?

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myetherwallet.com/#view-wallet-info

Methnerd
Methnerd

how?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Lost my key and didn't have the UTC file saved

I had held since approx 2 weeks~ after presale

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

You are telling me you $46,000?
How? Can you recover it off the hard drive?

w8t4u
w8t4u

Fuck dude that's rough.
What do you mean you lost the key? How in gods name did you do anything with ETH without they keyfile?

Methshot
Methshot

You can access it with just the private key.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

No, I didn't have the wallet file saved, only the pvkey and I lost it. I've tried all of that. Tried scanning all of my drives with various tools and nothing. Cannot find anything.

I held since early 2015 and haven't even check it or kept to up to date with it, etc, just occasionally looking at the new ATH price and going about my life... now I tried to cash some out but cannot find my key and I remember I didn't save the UTC file at all because I thought it might be easier to get hacked that way

I want to kms

JunkTop
JunkTop

I lost 20 ether by accident, then again I payed only 10$ ea so not bad

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

You use the key, you don't need the wallet file
SeeI am a retard and genuinely want to hang myself right now

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

You aren't saying enough details. I really don't believe you.

farquit
farquit

Yeah I bought 2 weeks after it first released I believe. Not long after anyway. The 55 ETH was only worth like 20-30 USD at the time. Now it's worth 40k+ USD

I don't give a fuck what you believe cunt

viagrandad
viagrandad

Do you have any other holdings at least?

happy_sad
happy_sad

Ya I probably wouldnt be able to sleep again for awhile. I feel bad, life aint fair.

Methnerd
Methnerd

No
Other than me holding back from an hero

My hands are shaking and have been for 3 hours now

Emberfire
Emberfire

I had the remaining on paper encrypted, was a bitch to get the rest off paper but at least I did something right

WebTool
WebTool

Wait so you had it since 2015 and didn't touch it since then? Did you do anything else related to crypto since then?

I kind of want to do what you did, because I am so stressed out right now having bought BCash at ATH now it's dropping like a fucking rock

I just want to retire from crypto, forget about it forever and come back after a while

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

How do you lose all this shit?
Where was the key? A text file? What programs did you use to scan the drives? Drives? Did you have a backup? What do you know? What is the address of the wallet so we can publicly see this supposed balance? Lack of details means bullshit.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Oh just read your latest post OP.

I am sorry bro.

You want to grab a beer, eat junk food, masturbate, watch porn, etc, for short term pleasures to make yourself feel better for now?

This is super fucked up. I'm sorry you lost 55 ETH despite being an early adopter (fuck all these other faggots, they aren't "early adopters" lol, unless you came in 1 month after a coin came out you aren't early to it)

askme
askme

Let me guess, you thought it was going to be the next Bitcoin.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Stop your shit now and just buy BZC

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Reminder that this is the same type of retard who will tell you that keeping your assets safe in a bank is just a jewish gonsbiracy for retarded boomers.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

I feel like the treasure hunters of the future will be hackers who figure out how to recover all the lost or abandoned crypto out there.

Just think of all the bitcoins people mined or bought in the early days that they completely forgot about. Figuring out how to claim all that lost coin would be like finding a sunken ship loaded with literal tons of spanish gold.

5mileys
5mileys

Lucky you, I guess.

Yeah I had the eth stored and occasionally browsed Veeky Forums in the past 2 years just to see whats happening briefly but never tried to access the wallet or move anything since I was just going to hold until I needed it (Like right now)
I've posted on Veeky Forums since its very inception so I still come back here to check from time to time but not daily like some

Txt file and it was only the key it gives you when you make a wallet, it gives you an option to save the utc file, (which i didn't) then the key (which i did)
I scanned all of my drives, I already specifically stated I didn't have a backup or I wouldn't be making this thread would I?
And I'm trying to find the address now but like I said, I haven't looked or accessed the wallet since early 2015 and you don't need address to access the wallet on mew. Only a password and key or wallet file
I can see why you'd be cautious but this is no joke, I held and didn't touch anything since that time

askme
askme

See the: large bitcoin collider

Now, if only I knew more about linux to get it to work on my computer.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

It is, though, isn't it? I am probably to blame since I didn't make a backup and lost the key in the first place. I'm a fucking retard, if anything.

Cool thought and a nice distraction to think about recovering my own but god damn I'm fucked right now

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

If you can't find the text document then gg

Lunatick
Lunatick

Txt file and it was only the key it gives you when you make a wallet, it gives you an option to save the utc file, (which i didn't) then the key (which i did)
I scanned all of my drives, I already specifically stated I didn't have a backup or I wouldn't be making this thread would I?
And I'm trying to find the address now but like I said, I haven't looked or accessed the wallet since early 2015 and you don't need address to access the wallet on mew. Only a password and key or wallet file
I can see why you'd be cautious but this is no joke, I held and didn't touch anything since that time

So you know the password still by memory?
Why scan all your drives if you knew what one it was on when you made no backups?
Where did the text file go? Did you delete it? They don't just disappear.

How did you get this ether? Mine it? What program? Where is it? Doesn't it still have your address?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I don't understand why the file would be missing if you did in fact have it saved on your computer before. perhaps you can do a restore point and find it there

DeathDog
DeathDog

perhaps you can do a restore point and find it there

If OP is serious then a professional drive recovery service would be in their better interest and to stop messing with the drive.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

It is, though, isn't it?
If your assets were in a bank you wouldn't have lost them retard
I didn't make a backup
spreading your private key all over the place reduces the chance of loosing it, but increases the chance of someone stealing it.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Cool thought and a nice distraction to think about recovering my own but god damn I'm fucked right now

Have you tried rubbing really powerful magnets on your hard drives or putting the USB sticks in the microwave? I hear that helps.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

I only own my private key and can access my etherium wallet with ease? How did you lose your private keY?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Can't find shit. The only thing I found was a bunch of BTC blockchain files from around the same time but I never had any substantial amount of BTC and when I open them its all chinese characters so I'm guessing it means the file is corrupted

Yes I know the password which you set for mew when you create a wallet because I still use the same password now but not the pvkey
I scanned all of the drives looking for the pvkey. Are you reading or not? I don't fucking know how I lost it or where I lost it, otherwise it wouldn't be lost and I would be 55 ETH richer
I bought the ether 2 weeks~ or so after it was released, never mined, never downloaded geth, etc
Are you reading this thread or what? I've stated all of this already.
This isn't a larp, I genuinely lost 55 eth

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Are you reading this thread or what? I've stated all of this already.
You don't answer shit. No mention of where the text file went. No mention of the programs used in recovery. No talk of professional data recovery which would be well worth it for 55 ETH.

I hope you kys over this right now, dick.
Maybe getting karma for your fucked up life.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Like I said, usually files just don't delete themselves, maybe you deleted by accident<? Try system restore from a earlier date and check the files again

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Yeah but I figured I'd never lose the key. The entire reason I didn't save the json wallet is because I didn't want a wallet file (which a hacker is obviously going to steal instantly) where as, my thinking was: If I have a random txt file buried in my HD somewhere, they'll be less likely to find it if I was ever hacked or laptop stolen/lost, etc.

Yes I deleted System32 it really sped up my computer

Read the thread

No mention of where the text file went
Are you retarded? IF I KNEW WHERE THE TEXT FILE WITH MY PVKEY ON WENT, I WOULDN'T HAVE FUCKING LOST IT WOULD I? YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKER

If you personally don't believe, then fuck off out of the thread and stop being a retard

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

shut up you faggot kike

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

No details though. What was the name of the text file? The directory it was in.

You still haven't said where you got the ether.
Was it mined? What program? What year? What sector?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Rather in my safe than shekelstien's.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

OP YOUR ONLY CHANCE IS SYSTEM RESTORE GL

Skullbone
Skullbone

No talk of professional data recovery which would be well worth it
You're implying I can afford to spend literally thousands on something that may never be found. The wallet with ETH was essentially my only way of "making it". I don't have 3k+ to just drop on data recovery that doesn't even guarantee they'll find it

I looked into it already, one of the first things I read was that people overestimate the ability to recover lost/damaged/corrupted data.

The HD it was stored on is 148GB and full to the brim from a shitty laptop I used for Silkroad, etc shit back a few years ago

Supergrass
Supergrass

but I figured I'd never lose the key
Yeah, thinking that you're really smart is a key trait of someone like this If I have a random txt file buried in my HD somewhere, they'll be less likely to find
Fucking lol you retard. A "hacker" doesn't go through your folders. He just runs a search specifically for any text string that matches a private key.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

So why are you even here then?
Go cry to reddit.

Emberfire
Emberfire

No details though. What was the name of the text file? The directory it was in.
Because I don't fucking know. Why the fuck is that so impossible to you? I really don't fucking know
I already stated all of your other questions. You just didn't read it. I never mined shit

I don't have a restore point on win 7 and don't think I ever have. Its one of the things I turn off whenever I get a new laptop or w.e when setting it up

Reddit? Nigger, I've undoubtedly posted on Veeky Forums since you were about 13, you utter moron. It's you who needs to fuck off back to plebbit, if anything

Nojokur
Nojokur

Your safe can be stolen, you can lose the key, the contents can be destroyed in a fire, you can be held at gunpoint and forced to open the safe....

But yeah sure, banks have been around for 4000 years because everyone in human history was a retard until you came along.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Jesus, you really are helpless.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

using myetherewaldo instead of superior, 2-fa enabled blockchain.info
user, I.....

RavySnake
RavySnake

I never mined shit
Oh, so you bought it. Where? When?

You are making shit up for attention. Well you got it. Enjoy!

Not going to argue who has been here longer. Even if I win I lose there. All I remember about the early days is moot was more lax with the rules and bad stuff was up if you browsed /b/ for a while. No catalog back then of course, so a little harder.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Well yeah, a good hacker might but nevertheless I didn't save the json like a true down syndrome

I think they changed their site from the time I'm talking about. It used to be different if I remember correctly anyway

RumChicken
RumChicken

You weren't here during the "early days"
I don't remember ffs. 2.5 years ago is a long time ago you faggot

You are asking someone to remember where they put the thing they have lost...
You're either genuinely braindead or trolling

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

this

5mileys
5mileys

I feel like I lost a small winning lottery ticket

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

a good hacker might
No, that's literally 14-year old script kiddie level stuff.
I didn't save the json
that would have made you even more vulnerable against a hacker dummy

You know absolutely nothing about security, yet you risk all your money because you think you're smarter than everyone else.

Techpill
Techpill

Not really, user. I'm not a hacker so I don't know what a "good hacker" is or does. 95% of this board probably take less precaution than I do and as you say, I "know absolutely nothing about security" which is patently false I might add.

Storing a key and not a json wallet and key is probably more safe, but more likely to be lost (Like what has happened to me)

I remember when brain wallets were all the rage a few years ago and it was during that time. Newfag pls fuck off. I've been in crypto since 2011 I just fucked up and am the exception who ended up losing his key and thereby losing everything

viagrandad
viagrandad

I don't understand why desktop wallets are never mentioned as a go to solution.

Just make your wallet/dat/utc file on some old laptop that's airgapped. Then copy it onto a USB and save it in 5 different computers/locations.

If you have a decent passphrase no one's cracking it anytime soon. If you're only receiving you never have to unlock the wallet so there's no risk from keyloggers/viruses. Then when it does come to spending time it's piss easy.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Also, it was only 30-50 USD at the time, not 40k USD like it is now

I have done this in the past with BTC during the silkroad era but I basically bought ETH on a whim after seeing it here in 2015 and didn't really think it would reach the prices we see today. I never thought to allocate an airgapped laptop to something that was only worth at most 50 USD when I bought it, I can't even remember how much it was it was that little then

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

lost my mined 70ETH private key too
don't worry user you will rebounce
buy x100 coins on next paycheck before year end
remember you set your own limits and possibilities

MPmaster
MPmaster

This dudes a later that makes up tragic stories and responds to everything in hopes of roping someone in to give him free crypto cuz he's a piece of shit nigger trying,to get a free ride off,the success of others

Bidwell
Bidwell

Pay check? I'm hardcore NEET status

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

literally my fucking case user don't dispair I went through this shit and rebounced
get your shit and get on another horse this week, don't lose fucking time crying over loss !

JunkTop
JunkTop

credit card or husle stolen shit
you'll make it user I believe in you for some reason

King_Martha
King_Martha

Its always some tragic story and how he will never make it and wants to kill himself. I really wish this literal nigger would do it but he just wants to get a free ride cuz it has unfortunately worked in the past

viagrandad
viagrandad

Small donation to everyone. Sorry for your loss, crypto is not all in life, and thank you.

Bidwell
Bidwell

I'm not a hacker so I don't know what a "good hacker" is or does
Exactly, yet you still do stuff you think will protect you from hackers, because you think you're smart.
which is patently false I might add.
literally doesn't know what a string search is
patently false
lol
Storing a key and not a json wallet and key is probably more safe
no difference really.
I've been in crypto since 2011
So you're telling me that
1. You've been in 6 years and still don't even know the first thing about it other than "hurr durr not banks so it's good"
2. You were in crypto 4 years and still only had 40$ to put in ETH? You must be the worst "investor" ever
it was only 30-50 USD at the time, not 40k USD like it is now
Of course you wouldn't care when it was <1000$ but when it keeps growing you need to get real. You didn't

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

I'm gonna expose you on every one of your posts til you go somewhere else nigger. Also, made a few grand today through my own hard work and good investing. Feels good fag. Shoo now.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Only a select few know this feel

literally doesn't know what a string search is
Implying, faggot.

You've been in 6 years and still don't even know the first thing about it other than "hurr durr not banks so it's good"

When did I ever imply that? You're projecting again faggot.

You were in crypto 4 years and still only had 40$ to put in ETH?

If you had read any of this thread other than your retarded nonsensical posts then you'd have seen that I said I was in BTC since 2011 and owned quite a bit but slowly spent them, etc.

Of course you wouldn't care when it was <1000$ but when it keeps growing you need to get real. You didn't
Yes, because ETH was literally nothing back then and as I already stated numerous times now, I bought it on a whim after seeing it on biz. Never thought it would go anywhere like today

You're here talking as if you're some security expert but the reality is you're just some faggot who thinks hes clever while accusing others of thinking they're clever

Inmate
Inmate

losing the equivalent of $45,876.60
Ouch, at least it wasn't the IRS or a woman that took it

Flameblow
Flameblow

He's actually a larper who does this all the time for handouts

StonedTime
StonedTime

not saving the data on a password protected excel file offline on a thumb drive
not having a duplicate copy of the password protected excel file saved offline on an additional thumb drive
not printing out private key and address and having at least 2 paper backs just in case thumb drive 1 and 2 fail
wew lad

girlDog
girlDog

Implying, faggot.
You said it yourself retard
my thinking was: If I have a random txt file buried in my HD somewhere, they'll be less likely to find it
When did I ever imply that?
Because you don't even know how a .json works for example.
I was in BTC since 2011 and owned quite a bit
still only had 40$ to put in ETH
My point stands. I went 20x between 2013 and the release of eth. I sure as fuck had more than 40$ to spend on a promising coin, even if i would have been "slowly spending"
because ETH was literally nothing back then
but when it keeps growing you need to get real. You didn't
as if you're some security expert
I'm not, I just know the bare basics, which is way more than you

happy_sad
happy_sad

Nigger, wtf you on? Take your meds

It was only worth 50usd max back then

w8t4u
w8t4u

That's nothing. I lost 90 BTC in profit I had just made when Bcash tanked last night.

idontknow
idontknow

That sucks dude.

If you’ve got any fiat left, you might want to stock up on Raiblocks for a chance to feel alive again.

Def one of the most sure moons

TreeEater
TreeEater

Sure you did faggot
You're some retard redditor larping as a security expert because you made a USB backup

Gtfo

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

no offense, but you don't seem competent in crypto. I'd suggest doing more reading and research.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

larping as a security expert
I'm not, I just know the bare basics, which is way more than you

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

ya user I know the feel
been in this shit since 2015 probably
missed $10BTC
mined like 100ETH
lost them in DAO
bought btc lost them all on online bets
bought like 60 ETH
lost private keys to them
lost faith in 2016
all my friends early adopters lost faith sold mining rigs and BTC for like $5k
restarted everything again in 2017
rebounced on 10x shitcoin moons up and ready for 2018 now

you got 10 days to rebounce motherfucker
get credit card and do 10% return daily

I don't care if you don't believe in yourself
I KNOW you can fucking do it before train leaves the station and normies crash everything

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

You're my special mission now nigger. Go away

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

You're a faggot

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Even if I'm a larping faggot it wouldn't change any of my points retard
You're arguing at /pol/-levels right now

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

I remember that presale,

I never bought any, but too stupid to buy after too.

Today I recovered a wallet from the same era with BTS worth $80k - who cares though it will be worth more soon.!

Maybe you should keep looking through old hard drives and stuff?

Also it's its easy to recover deleted files on hard disks if you haven't made a hard overwrite yet.

You can do that with free software bro

happy_sad
happy_sad

I already btfo out of you about 5 posts ago you retard

You basically implied a bunch of shit and started with the ad hominem before anyone else itt

You have no friends, do you?

Methshot
Methshot

Done all of that
Scanned everything multiple times

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

today/tomorrow user, don't fucking wait and cry over shit !

buy sub dollar before normies flood everything and fill everything up !
here's list :

PRL, TRX, VRG, ADA, SNM,
FUN if you have anything left and ready to risk

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Damn dude, feels bad

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

he's fucked if SSD

that's how I lost my 70ETH private key

Illusionz
Illusionz

and started with the ad hominem before anyone
But backed up by concrete points, unlike you
I also didn't lose my money

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

You made no points dumb fuck

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

For example I explained the concept of a string search to you, and why you didn't protect against it.

Also ironically, you confirmed that my first ad hominem was correct

Evilember
Evilember

In those days totse was better than Veeky Forums and that's where I was at.

FastChef
FastChef

I know what a string search is you fucking idiot
Jesus christ, you're Dunning-Kruger personified

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Well it was unironically better in those days, yes

askme
askme

I know what a string search is you fucking idiot
my thinking was: If I have a random txt file buried in my HD somewhere, they'll be less likely to find it

Firespawn
Firespawn

Yeah, because they still will be less likely to find a private key buried in a txt file buried in a HD than a JSON wallet file which only serves one very specific purpose

Are you literally braindead?

Flameblow
Flameblow

The best crypto investment isn't BTC. It's a Nano S.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

I'd never buy one of those

I'd rather just paper wallet and store in a safe

Soft_member
Soft_member

Yeah, because they still will be less likely to find a private key buried in a txt file buried in a HD than a JSON wallet file which only serves one very specific purpose
I know what a string search is you fucking idiot
lol

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Again, your scenario requires a competent hacker and not just some fucking retard with an internet connection in some third world shit hole

You're literally retarded while claiming others are

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

[string search] requires a competent hacker
lol see

5mileys
5mileys

a fool and his money are soon parted.

Techpill
Techpill

Well either way. I stand by that is more secure to store a key inside a text file that is buried on a HD than it is to store a key AND a JSON file that is stored on your HD.

I was a fool to not make a backup though, I agree

Spamalot
Spamalot

You're contributing nothing to this thread, literally die in a fire you condescending faggot

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

I agree

viagrandad
viagrandad

Go back to an old restore point?

likme
likme

Pick the more likely scenario

you buy a gun and defend your home from armed robbers
you buy a gun and your kid shoots himself with it

you lose your private key to a hacker
you lost your private key yourself

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

buried on a HD
You keep coming back to this "buried" thing because you literally don't know even how a string search works.
than it is to store a key AND a JSON
Your Json key is not fixed format and thus harder to find. Nevertheless both alternatives are shit. Like putting tape over your windows to make it harder to break into your house.

Methshot
Methshot

Not possible. I turn that feature off whenever I fresh install win on any of my computers
Regret it now, I know

Your JSON key is not a fixed format
LMAO

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

It was more
If I lose this laptop they might find a JSON file sitting in a folder called "Ethereum" and google

If I lose this laptop, they'll find a text file with a bunch of random shit and think its nothing

Regardless, I lost 40k USD and want to end it

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Time to hang out with Sayori!

FastChef
FastChef

Why didn't you then?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Never thought we'd see the price its at today

It was only worth 50 USD max back then.

The fucked up thing is I can remember thinking "Huh, imagine if one day I'll need this"

and whaddya know? I'm flat broke and need it

TechHater
TechHater

I'm talking about the decryption key retard. I.E. the password.
Even you can't be so retarded you didn't have a pass, right?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

On MyEtherWallet? No, I remember the password because I still use the same one now.

I just don't have the key and I never saved the wallet file UTC-- whatever the fuck, because my thinking at the time was: "I have the key, that's all I need really"

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Which again leads me to everything i've said above

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

$3500 was not enough for you to write 30 letters down on a piece of paper?

You deserve what you get you LARPing piece of shit, larp better next tiem

Booteefool
Booteefool

No, I mean 50 USD TOTAL. Not 50 per ETH

It was probably less than that.

And this is no larp you stupid fuck

MPmaster
MPmaster

No, I didn't have the wallet file saved, only the pvkey

You only need private key
go here
myetherwallet.com/#view-wallet-info
click on private key
enter private key (copy and pasta works best)
Hey look there is your ETH
Now move that shit out of there cuz you just sent your private key holding 55 ETH through the inter tubes.

You are welcome

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

You underestimate how retarded most coiners are

idontknow
idontknow

Are you fucking retarded? READ THE FUCKING THREAD

THE WHOLE THREAD IS ME SAYING I LOST THE KEY AND NEVER SAVED THE UTC FILE IN THE FIRST PLACE

GOD DAMN

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

You didn't buy BZC yet user? Kek

RavySnake
RavySnake

Nah, just that the 55eth was worth at max 50 bucks or something little back then. I couldn't even tell you it was that insignificant to me at the time. Anyway, its 40k USD now

I don't buy shitcoins

Illusionz
Illusionz

I bought 4 BTC for about $50 on MT gox
was not worth 40K when i lost it.
but It would be worth more then 40k now...

Don't kys
I didn't
Life ain't so bad after losing money you never really had.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Ok OP... I've scanned through the thread and I'd honestly like to help you out. I've never held Ethereum so I honestly don't know how their wallets and shit work but if I follow you correctly.... you HAD the key in a text file at some point but have now lost it? And that's all you need to access the wallet?

askme
askme

m "I was thinking about Sayori earlier..."
m "I still wish I could have handled that whole thing a little more tactfully."
m "You're not still hung up over it, right?"
m "...Oh my gosh, I can't believe I just said that."
m "That pun was completely unintentional, I swear!"
m "But anyway..."
m "I know how much you cared about her, so it only feels right for me to share her last moments with you."
m "You know how Sayori is really clumsy?"
m "Well, she kind of messed up the whole hanging thing..."
m "You're supposed to jump from high enough that the rope snaps your neck, making it quick and painless."
m "But she just used a chair, meaning she kind of just left herself to slowly asphyxiate."
m "But a few seconds in, she must have changed her mind or something..."
m "Because she started clawing at the rope, trying to free herself."
m "She must have kept at it all the way until she lost consciousness."
m "That's why her fingertips were all bloody, anyway."
m "Come to think of it, it was probably less 'changing her mind' and more just her survival instincts kicking in."
m "So you can't really fault her for that."
m "It's easier to think that she probably wouldn't have changed her mind anyway, right?"
m "It's not healthy to think about the things you could have done differently."
m "So just remember that even though you could have saved her, it's technically not your fault she killed herself."

Evilember
Evilember

Yeah but I figured I'd never lose the key. The entire reason I didn't save the json wallet is because I didn't want a wallet file (which a hacker is obviously going to steal instantly) where as, my thinking was: If I have a random txt file buried in my HD somewhere, they'll be less likely to find it if I was ever hacked or laptop stolen/lost, etc.
I don't want to bully you user but
t. tech illiterate

All you had to do was put the wallet on a usb and throw it in your safe. Two or three USBs actually, in case of corruption.

Alternatively you could have put the private key on some paper in the safe. Stored the private key in an encrypted database on your PC like KeePass or some shit, really so many options.

Inmate
Inmate

Shit just sucks, man. Its not money I never really had. I held specifically
I just lost the access to it at some point within the last 2 years

Yes. I need the private key which was stored in a text file and/or deleted/lost at some point over the past 2 years.
Knowing me, I probably placed said text file in some music album folder/some Ebook folder on purpose to "hide" said key. I did this before with BTC lol

Yeah I know but as I've stated multiple times now... the ETH was worth at most 50 usd back then. Total. Meaning 55 eth was only worth 50 bucks or less when I done all of this shit.

I didn't really care for losing 50 bucks, it wouldn't hurt me too bad, I never expected eth to moon so hard.

Like I said, I avoided touching or cashing out anything during the past 2 years just because it was sort of a habit of mine to check the price every few months. I haven't accessed the wallet since I created it approx 2.5 years ago now.

So yeah, over that time, in my mind, I thought it was safe and I still had the key, etc. Obviously not.

I've been in crypto since 2011 so know a bit about it. I've had airgapped laptops during the silkroad era, etc. BUT... 50 bucks to me wasn't worth allocating an airgapped laptop to, as I said

Only now when its worth 40k USD does it seem reasonable to do so

Firespawn
Firespawn

was stored in a text file and/or deleted/lost at some point over the past 2 years.

And you're still using the same hard drive, correct?

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Use file recovery software. Worked for me when i found out i deleted my wallet with 5k on jt

iluvmen
iluvmen

My friend gave me a document with something that looks like "012cb94c-67e4-0d63-031f-e2934f04f93," and a few keywords.

He says there's some bitcoin from 2010 on there, and I'm welcome to it if I can recover it. He doesn't have his old hard drive anymore.

Is there any way of accessing this?

Skullbone
Skullbone

Not right now, no. It was in a shitty laptop but I did used to use that laptop for other shit like torrenting, etc, or when I was travelling. The HD is 148GB but full with only 3GB space left on it, mostly albums/ebooks.

Similarly, I tried backing up my Chrome bookmarks because they might offer some insight in to where the fuck I put it and/or the actual address of the wallet since I don't even know that.

The key is the key, basically.

Tried that. Tried several different ones, no luck

Think thats a log in for blockchain.info if I'm not mistaken

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I didn't really care for losing 50 bucks, it wouldn't hurt me too bad, I never expected eth to moon so hard.
I don't see why you would buy and lock away in cold storage to hold if you thought this desu.

Every small coin I've invested in so far, that's still worth nothing, I have 6 encrypted backups of.

At least you only REALLY lost $50. Still, $50,000 is pretty expensive to learn a lesson.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

It is, I'm guessing I can't access this right?

He says he has around 2-4 bitcoin on there.

cum2soon
cum2soon

I already explained earlier in the thread that I bought on a whim after seeing it shilled on Veeky Forums
I didn't put anything in cold storage, just when I made the MyEtherWallet, I didn't save the UTC file, instead I just copied the Key into a txt file and god knows what I did with that after.
That's the whole point, I didn't expect it to go anywhere but I had some "just in case"

Now it turns out that my 50 USD worth of ETH is now worth 40,000 USD

You can if you guess his password

DeathDog
DeathDog

If you have confidence that it's in a file little called something.txt and hasn't been deleted you could download voidtools' Everything and do a *.txt search on the entire disk and go through on by one.

FastChef
FastChef

literally called*

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Ok well look, it's super late for me (3:30 AM) but if you want, email me at [email protected]

It's just a throwaway email I use as I'm not going to put my real email here, but if you want to shoot me a message I'll respond tomorrow after some zzz's.

I'll legit step you through some data recovery stuff and see if you can get that file back. I'm not going to ask you to send me wallet files or any bullshit like that. Just wanna help out a fellow broke user. I've been there before.

Soft_member
Soft_member

If you had read any of this thread you'd have seen that I've said numerous times I've done all of this already

Do you think I'm retarded?

I'll email you but the very second you ask for any data or any control of anything then its goodbye

askme
askme

He included a passphrase with the document. I'll ask him about that.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

I'm not reading the entire thread just so I can find out if some advice you may not have tried which could save you >$50,000 has already been said user, fuck off.

RavySnake
RavySnake

Well then you simply log in to blockchain.info and there you go, you now have X btc from your friend

So then fuck off of Veeky Forums and go back to Plebbit where upvotes dictate what you read and what you don't

Why are you even here?

eGremlin
eGremlin

go back to r*ddit because you attempted to help without reading the ENTIRE THREAD first
Go fuck yourself my dude.

Nojokur
Nojokur

You're supposed to skim you dunce

Illusionz
Illusionz

No worries. Talk to you tomorrow.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

tl;dr

did OP have his private key?

askme
askme

No that is what I lost in the first place

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

man, that sucks. I guess all you can do at this point is make it back in the near future, which you most definitely can :^) do you own any neo?

likme
likme

No I don't buy shitcoins

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Ask /g/ for advice. Maybe you can restore a previous version of your cpu with the meme text recovery file or cookies still there.

5mileys
5mileys

This makes me anxious... I can't even imagine losing 50k in crypto. I feel like we have all become too emotionally attached to this thing. If we lose our private keys, we feel like our life is literally OVER.

w8t4u
w8t4u

I didn't really believe downers like you actually existed. I hope for all of our sake you are larping. Back to your fry station son, your boss is over the P.A demanding you get back to work.

Techpill
Techpill

What's your wallet address with the Eth?

Maybe you can take a picture and watch it grow, as Eth hits 10k a coin... and the account keeps going up forever.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

I don't even know it since I just threw 50 bucks at it in 2015 and held, never even accessed the wallet since then

Now I come to cash out after seeing it hit ATH over the past 2 years and realise I can't find my fucking key

I'm NEET and will literally never work a wagie job
I'd rather die broke

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I did already

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

fucking retard

enjoy your loss and learn from it.

Evilember
Evilember

WOw very original

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

this thread is gold, enjoy your gainz m8

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

what gains? i didn't get access to the wallet

its still lost

Emberfire
Emberfire

Well its 50k bro