Developers predicted a certain number of people would lose their passwords or .keys files, so they made it easy to recover the Wallets and return possession over coins. There are two options to recover the Safex Wallet, and in this detailed guide, you will see how.
Two ways to recover the Wallet
The user can recover the Wallet using:
- Safex Address and two Private Keys or
- 25 mnemonic Seed Words for their Safex Address.
This critical information should have been backed up and stored securely when the user first created the address. Now we will demonstrate how to recover your Wallet.
How to open the Wallet regularly?
Usually, you would open the Wallet using your .keys file and typing your password. If you have lost your .keys file or your password, you could recover your Wallet using Secret Keys or Seed Phrases. If you have lost your Private Keys and Seed Phrases as well, unfortunately, there is no option to recover the Wallet.
It is worth noting here that the coins never reside in the computer you’ve got the software Wallet installed on. Coins only ever exist on the blockchain, and the software Wallet is simply a conduit to the transaction history information, and also has the ability to create new transactions in the correct format to send to the blockchain for processing.
You can have the same Wallet installed on several different computers. They will all reflect every transaction made on any of them because they all reflect the same blockchain transaction history.
Recover the Wallet from Keys
First, prepare the text document with your Safex Keys that you saved when you installed the Wallet. If you are not sure what we are talking about, you should go back and read this article.
When you enter the Wallet, choose Recover Wallet from Keys option:
On the next screen, you will see fields where you should enter your Public Safex Address and two private keys: Private Spend Key and Private View Key. Copy them from the document and paste them into the appropriate fields. Click on the Set Keys button:
Next, you should select where you would like to save your Wallet files. These files you are saving are the same as the previous ones that you have lost. If you find your ''old'' files and password, you can use them as well.
Select the path that is the most convenient for you, and name your file:
At this point, you can change the path or continue:
Connect by clicking on the Continue button, or choose other option:
Now, choose the password. Make sure you remember it or write it down in a safe place:
The last thing to do is just to click on the Restore Wallet button:
After that, you will enter your previous Wallet:
Restoring a wallet means the software has to check the entire blockchain history for any transactions related to your address. This can take some time depending on your internet speed and PC capabilities. It can take some time for your balances to appear, regardless of how quickly the wallet shows it has synced to the top block - so just be patient. This wait also applies to any use of the Hard Rescan button, as this also does a new check of the entire blockchain.
In the case you don't see your coins, just hit a Hard Rescan button.
Keep in mind that only you are responsible for your coins. Keep them safe, remember where you are saving files, and remember your password or write it down.