Am I screwed?


#41

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#42

Thanks. Yes, I’m now convinced the missing word was my fault, one way or the other.
I found the right word through sheer trial and error.
But then it restored a wallet with zero balance and no transactions.


#43

Sorry for stating the obvious, but have you tried uninstalling it, and downloading a new wallet from the Daedalus website, and restoring it again? Is it possible you are running a previous version? Maybe a freshly updated and re-installed wallet will fix the issue. (now that you have the proper seed words to restore it)
You can also try restoring it on another computer to see if it has something to do with your local machine.


#44

Yey, it’s amazing! :smiley:


#45

Thanks.
I keep checking version number on the web site and it’s the same as the one I have here that I keep reinstalling. But hey maybe they changed the version on the web site slightly and didn’t change version number.
I’ll go ahead and re-download, just in case. Thanks again, for offering so much help!


#46

Scott, if you have found the word by trial and error, then it just means the word is one of the ~128 possibilities that can pass the checksum. If you are seeing zero balance and addresses different to what you had before, then the word you have picked is not what you originally had.


#47

“Scott, if you have found the word by trial and error, then it just means the word is one of the ~128 possibilities that can pass the checksum. If you are seeing zero balance and addresses different to what you had before, then the word you have picked is not what you originally had.”

OMG seriously? What would you do at this point?
Someone mentioned writing a script to try all the possible words back before I stumbled across the one right word. I’m a developer but I wouldn’t even know how to go about writing a script that does this.


#50

Here is a script I wrote :slight_smile: It gives you possible words for the missing word. Not user friendly, but should do the job.


#51

Isferos -
WOW thanks! I guess that is python? I’m running Windows 10 64 bit.
I hate to ask for anything from you, since you have already given so much.
The thing is, I have no idea (a) what this script does; and
(b) how to run it.
Does it automate moving focus to the Daedalus app, plug in a phrase, check balance >0, then try another phrase until it works out what that missing word is? Because that is the process I’m going through manually.
Thanks!


#52

Hi,

isferos please correct me if I’m wrong.

  1. Download python for Windows here : https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2714/
    (Take the msi installer)
  2. Create a file BIP0039-128bit-bruteforce.py with the code and replace seed_str content by the words you remembers
  3. run python BIP0039-128bit-bruteforce.py from the terminal (you’ll need to first create the file)
  4. The script will print in the console all possible words. i.e Word was possibly: "resemble"
  5. You now need to check the balance in Daedalus for each mnemonic with each possible word you got until you find your account

:slight_smile:


#53

That’s pretty much it :slight_smile:

First you plug in what you have in seed_str.
Then you change the 0 in getPossibleWord(word_list, seed_str, 0) to the position of the word you are not sure about, from 0 - 11. So in @ScotterMonkey’s case, 3rd word, so that would be 2

When you run the script you will get all the words that could fit in that gap and still pass the checksum.


#54

Oh wow. Thanks for laying it out easy for me, guys!
I’ll get on it!
If I recover my wallet, I’ll be askin for your ADA addresses to send you some gratitude :slight_smile:


#55

If this works, it will take awhile (unless one of the first word guesses works), as it’s taking about 15 minutes once the checksum passes in the wallet and I click the button that causes it to check the network to dig up my wallet. I can spend that time setting up your script…


#56

OK I was changing parameters on isferos’ script while Daedalus spun away at my latest word guess. And… voila! Before I could run the script, Daedalus brought up the correct wallet!!! Joy! Boobs! This muilti-day nightmare is finally over.

Will the following people please send me their ADA receive addresses (or confirm the address I have below is correct) so I can send you some ADA as gratitude for your help?

isferos
DdzFFzCqrht6sTwuD29rxiad1mLGszk7gqKh3ZiapAUh81Y7jH9rKHP3JJhKVKXHcojcQzUmQ9KJCLdNW8rwtLDjwY9R95ckydcDvRdt

louptheron
???

XZact
DdzFFzCqrhszpUNrpiNojUJKshHidjAZ3XgHPxFVbdHtxCv5z8Xm6V8QmHoZgACZTTJ84rSdtt7TqtYtMBcLgdoms3GsdnvcEo1AeCGT


代达罗斯钱包(Daedalus Wallet)恢复词 ivest 不存在(non-existent)
#57

Well done!


#58

Thanks. Is that address correct for sending you some ADA?
And… are any of you affiliated with Cardano/Daedalus?


#59

That is my address.

No affiliation with Cardano at all. :slight_smile:


#60

Thank you for the :ada:!


#61

Great you found it!
Thank you for the proposal, but that’s ok, isferos did most of the job!


#62

it is kinda scary that with a little script you come close to knowing a 12 word sentence. I think the development team need to look at this with some priority.