Wallet keystore file

roninronin Member Posts: 25
I'm trying to add my key to my new mist wallet in accounts->backup->accounts but it says "you have no accounts yet" do I have to add the file manually? Where do I add it? I'm using 0.7.6


  • roninronin Member Posts: 25
    MyEtherWallet you can make paper copy but I already have an ethereum wallet I just want to move it to a new computer cant I somehow just drag the utc file into my new ethereum wallet? I found it on my mac but there is no keystore file I guess because I havent set up an account yet. But I dont want to set up an new account with a new password I just want to use my old keystore file with my old password.
  • roninronin Member Posts: 25

    Mist has no way to import via GUI, so you need to import using command line (geth). It will show up in your Mist immediately.

    For Mac:

    Open TextEdit
    Paste key into TextEdit without any extra characters or quotations
    Save the file as nothing_special_delete_me.txt to your Desktop
    Open Terminal, run command:
    geth account import ~/Desktop/nothing_special_delete_me.txt
    After successful import, delete the file from your desktop.

    Is this how I do it? And by "Paste key into textfile" do they mean my encrypted keystore file???
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