Restore 21 word phrase paper yoroi wallet?

Can anyone tell me how to access my ada? It’s on a 21 word phrase paper wallet. Can’t seem to find any way of restoring this wallet? Thanks!

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21 words? Where did you get that seedphrase from?

You can still claim it in Yoroi.
You need to have a (usual) wallet and you need to switch to “Yoroi old version” in the “General” tab of the settings.
Then you get an option to “Claim/Transfer” Yoroi paper wallets:
screenshot-2024-01-09-19:25:02

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As the title says: It’s a Yoroi paper wallet as they offered it until 2020 (actually longer, I remember having seen that option when I first came to Cardano in 2021).

Since they cannot be created anymore, I cannot test if they use the standard algorithms and just an odd seed phrase length (which is totally possible, seed phrases can just be any multiple of 3, theoretically) or if they do something more strange.

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Wasnt remembering 21 word seedphrases anymore. :sweat_smile:

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Many thanks for replying, how do I claim it in yoroi though? On the website? From what I can see, the website offers no link or option for what you mention? Tia.

You install the extension and import your wallet (or create a new one if you don’t have one that you want to use).

That screenshot is from the Yoroi wallet app.

Oh I see, so I think I understand now. So I have the Yoroi chrome extension, have tried to click on “Yoroi old version”, but it doesn’t do anything, and won’t select? I’ll add a picture on here if I can

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Oh, I had that glitch also. It worked after reloading the page/extension for me.

Sorry, didn’t mention that because I thought it was just me.

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Thanks so much for you help, you are an absolute star! I restarted chrome, followed your instructions and all is good! Hopefully this will be able to help others with same issue, maybe I’m just crypto illiterate lol!

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No, you’re not. 21 word paper wallets are really rare nowadays and they really hid that option … and the added hurdle of the “old version” switch not reacting is the icing on the cake.

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