Wallet restore WORKS
Just managed to restore a wallet from seed … Boy does it take some time.
Took nearly 48 hours to restore … not kidding.
I used the Restore Wallet Option on a fresh install of the wallet, took about 24 hours to update the blockchain, then was able to restore the wallet from the seed phase.
When you restore the wallet you’re prompted for the wallet seed, wallet name, and optional password. I’m assuming you can rename the wallet at this stage and enter a new password if you like, as you’re restoring from a seed. I actually used the old wallet name and password when restoring BTW, pretty sure you may not have too.
Then the wallet froze and got the dreaded ‘Connecting to network’ message … I left the machine running, around 48 hours later wallet was restored !
On previous attempts I shut down the wallet before it had finished restoring, this seems to screw everything up, and locks the wallet on ‘Connecting to Network’ forever. DO NOT DO.
Then you’ll have to reinstall the wallet and then try again, which takes a while.
To be honest, having one’s wallet seed displayed for over 48 hours on a laptop, while the wallet was restoring isn’t really ideal security wise … Would be good to fix this issue.
So If you restore a wallet, make sure you can leave the machine running for 24 hours plus, my connection may be a fault here, but rest assured restoring wallets takes time, lots of it. Took me nearly 48 hours
Make sure you turn the ‘Sleep’ setting off on your laptop/desktop if you’re going to restore a wallet. Your computer will need to be working for quite a long time !
Hope this helps.