Unable to unlock Wallet



  • New wallet created with v1 release. (Didn't need to upgrade from v6, didn't have any balance in the old one.)

    Ah, I see it's done. That took nearly 30 minutes to unlock. I know it said "This will take a few", just didn't expect half an hour.

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    Yeaa... The software is a bit slow at the moment. But the devs are working hard to speed it up.



  • I have the same problem, the error message is "error when calling /wallet/unlock: provided encryption key is incorrect" ,maybe I set the password sometimes before,but I forget it ,could I create a new one or reset my password?


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    @lrqstudy said in Unable to unlock Wallet:

    I have the same problem, the error message is "error when calling /wallet/unlock: provided encryption key is incorrect" ,maybe I set the password sometimes before,but I forget it ,could I create a new one or reset my password?

    You cannot reset your password as this is the same as your wallet's seed. If you forget the seed/password, you have lost access to your wallet unless you have at your disposal a super computer for the next 5 years to brute force crack the seed...

    To remove your old wallet (and loose all funds in it), you can move/delete the /wallet folder and Sia will then generate a new one the next time you start the UI.



  • thanks all of you ,I have fixed the problem.



  • I have same problem ,did not create wallet after first time and then locked me out before I could save seed.Im not that great at computer related issues and want to get this resolved so I can purchase some siacoin.Can anyone explain how to remove old wallet ?I tried deleting all the files but when I redownload its the same wallet.Im not that good at navigating through files and how to find them so I need simple explanation please.Thanks for any help.



  • @bitcoinoc
    Can you open the "Terminal" section in the Sia-UI?
    If yes,
    type wallet init --force in there. And press enter.



  • @reinisp ,So sorry have no idea how to get to that? I will look tonight when I get home and see if I can find that ''terminal section''
    How do I get to that ,I'm so bad at this stuff,thanks again.



  • Ok that brought up seed/password and unlocked wallet,now its just spinning and says scanning blockchain for hours now,and im at 66% on the syncronizing for last 4 days.But at least my wallet is unlocked,I am a little concerned with making a transfer of a large amount just to lose them from a glitch.


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