If you are one of the users who still have Bitcoin in your Multibit wallet and need to recover it, don’t worry, you can still migrate your keys to another wallet. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to recover a Multibit crypt wallet using Electrum.
Step 1: Export your private keys
The first step to recovering your Multibit wallet is to export your private keys. To do this, you need to locate your wallet folder and find the .key file.
For Multibit Classic:
- On Mac OS, your Multibit wallet is located in ~/Library/Application Support/MultiBit/*.wallet
- On Windows, your Multibit wallet is located in C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\MultiBit<wallet-name>.wallet
If you cannot find the .key file, go to Tools-> Export Private Keys. Once you have located the .key file, open it in a text editor. The private keys start at the last # line, and look like this:
Copy all of your private keys to a separate text file.
Step 2: Install and set up Electrum
The next step is to install and set up Electrum. You can download the latest version of Electrum from https://electrum.org/#download. Once you have downloaded and installed Electrum, open it and select File-> New. Then, choose the option “Import Private Keys.”
Step 3: Import your private keys into Electrum
In the Electrum import dialog, paste in all of the private keys you copied from your Multibit wallet into the “Enter private keys” field. After you have pasted in your private keys, click on “Import.”
Once your private keys have been imported, Electrum will show the balance in your Multibit wallet. If you see a balance, you can skip to step 5. If you don’t see a balance, continue to step 4.
Step 4: Import your Multibit HD recovery seed into Electrum
If you have a Multibit HD recovery seed, you can import it into Electrum. To do this, select the option “I already have a seed” and enter your recovery seed. After you enter your seed, click on “options” and check bip39. Then, set the derivation path as m/0′ (that’s zero and a single quote).
Step 5: Check your balance and create a new transaction
Now that you have imported your private keys or recovery seed into Electrum, you can check your balance by clicking on the “History” tab. Once you have verified your balance, you can create a new transaction by clicking on the “Send” tab. In the “Pay to” field, enter the Bitcoin address you want to send your funds to. Then, enter the amount you want to send and set the transaction fee.
Step 6: Send your transaction
Once you have created your transaction, review the details to make sure everything is correct. Then, click on “Send” to broadcast the transaction to the Bitcoin network.
Congratulations, you have successfully recovered your Multibit wallet using Electrum! If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.