Exporting Private Key

It is important to store a backup of your Private Key so that your wallet.dat file can be regenerated in the event of a loss or data corruption.

Note: If you have multiple addresses in your 'Receive Coins' tab, you will need to export the private key for each address.

  1. Open your wallet
  2. Go to 'Recieve Coins' tab
  3. Open the address you would like to export the private key and copy address
  4. Open the console window by clicking Help→Debug Window→Console
  5. Type dumpprivkey <receive address>
  6. The return string is your private key. Copy/Paste and save your private key somewhere safe
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 for each address in the 'Receive Coins' tab of your wallet
  8. Close the debug window

Importing Private Key

Importing your private key is done to recover your wallet.dat file for a particular address

  1. Open your wallet
  2. Open the console window by clicking Help→Debug Window→Console
  3. Type importprivkey <private key>
  4. You should receive a message like below, with no error
  5. Close the wallet application
  6. Open the wallet again and allow it to sync