You did get some DOGE ages ago, stashed them into a wallet and forgot password…
Then came 2021. Elon, Snoop, Kiss and literally everyone including Joe Biden shilled the DOGE.
Suddenly you have a small fortune in your 1 million DOGE wallet, what can you do to get it back?
First, DOGE is a fork of Bitcoin, which means it has inherited all characteristics from Bitcoin as it was forked in 2013 from the big Daddy coin. Small changes were made, like block time (1 minute instead of 10), maximum supply (what maximum supply?) and of course, the logo.
Majority of Doge Coin early adopters used the Doge Core wallet identical to the Bitcoin Core, which leaves us with as many options to recover as you have with your Bitcoin wallet.
First step, is to locate the wallet file, its called, wallet.dat and placed in your Doge folder. This file contains your coins, which could be accessed if you find the password. Once found you will be able to send funds to exchange or extract the private key and use a light wallet. WOW, such fun!
If you are such eager to know how much is in your DOGE coin wallet and do not have the time to wait to sync the blockchain, you can simply open the wallet.dat with your notepad (windows) or any text editor on mac. Search for the string name and right after you have a long string of approximately 32 characters starting with D. Copy that string and paste it into the Doge Coin explorer to find out if the password recover is worth the time.
Dogecoin Explorer - Blockchair
Look up Dogecoin (DOGE) blocks, transactions, addresses, balances, nodes, OP_RETURN data and protocols, blockchain…
WOW! 100.000 coins are in your wallet, you have found a fortune! Such luck!
Now that you know your wallet.dat is not empty it’s time to get that DOGE out.
Your next step is trying to break into that wallet. You have a neat tool called btcrecover that is free and easy to use (if you are a programmer or tech friendly). You can download it here:
btcrecover is an open source Bitcoin wallet password and seed recovery tool. It is designed for the case where you…
Before you can run it, you might need to install the python library which is here:
Wow. such many codes.
Now when you have your tools you need to prepare a list of possible passwords, this is called the token list. Such passwords could be something you used on other wallets or mail accounts, lucky numbers of names of your favourite pet. Call this file tokens.txt
Hairball, 123, 55!, 1975 etc, all those could be your tokens.
Finally it’s time to run that script and find our DOGE stash.
Your command line should look like this (typos are how many errors your wallet password hint have)
python btcrecover.py -tokenlist tokens.txt -typos 3 -wallet wallet.dat
If your guesses are anywhere close, you will have the password printed by btcrecover.
What if you now have the password and need to get the DOGE to an exchange, but your wallet is not synced? You will need to export the private key or wait a few days for it to sync.
Go to the console of Doge Core, use the command dumpprivkey. Your private key will be displayed. WOW!
Now that you have it, you can download Multidoge light wallet from
Here you import your private key and can send those DOGE immediately to your exchange of choice.
WOW, Recovering DOGE coins are fun! and easy!
Disclaimer! This article was written by Robert Rhodin, the CEO of Wallet Recovery Service KEYCHAINX LLC, based in California USA. To read more about our company visit https://keychainx.io or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to talk about password recovery.