I’m still trying to get the missing ADA issue resolved.
I reached IOHK support for Daedalus and they told me that my coins are definitely in a wallet with 12 words recovery. The problem is that I don’t remember that and if I did try to create one, I probably did not get to complete it.
I suspect the problem was the length of time it took to download. A few days when I tried to see if there was a wallet, it took at least 5 hours for Daedalus to synchronize with the blockchain. Nothing came up that indicated that I had a wallet.
I am waiting for a response from IOHK.
In the meantime, I was looking to see if there may be another way to get the info. I came across this but really do not know how to go about it.
The secret.key file contains the private keys for all of a user’s Daedalus wallets. If users have lost their wallet recovery phrases, they can still use the secret.key file to import wallets, even without a full state directory backup. Without the full state directory, however, Daedalus will not be able to import wallet names, making it harder to match wallets with spending passwords. Users importing from just a secret.key file will need to try their known spending passwords against all imported wallets to correctly identify them.
The secret.key file is located in a subdirectory named Secrets-1.0 on Windows and macOS platforms, and a Secrets subdirectory on Linux, within the state directory location for each operating system.
I could not find anything like that in my system, even though I was able to locate old Daedalus download on my current computer.
Maybe it’s because I had another computer when I tried to do the Daedalus download in 2019.
I am hoping that maybe someone can help me with this bit of information.