submitted 10 minutes ago by gravityiowa
I made a copy of my seed phrase earlier today, and wanted to test that I had written it down correctly, so I deleted my wallet, then I hit restore.
Since the restore took much longer than expected, I decided to quit Daedalus during the restore process. When I tried restarting Daedalus it was stuck on sync, so eventually I trashed the ~/Library/Application Support/Daedalus file on my mac, and restarted. This started the sync again, but after the sync was done, I was greeted with a balance of zero Ada.
When I checked the receiving address (let’s call it Sally), I saw that it was different from my previous address (let’s call it Harry), but when I went to the Cardano explorer, I saw that Sally had made a transaction to Harry, so the two are somehow connected.
I only ever had one wallet, and only one address, so I don’t understand how restoring my wallet has given me a new address. If the two were connected, I would assume I had the wrong seed words, but since they are clearly connected, I am at a complete loss to understand what’s going on.
Any help with this would be much appreciated.