Ultimate Dogecoin Recovery Guide

KeychainX
4 min readJun 17, 2022

The early days of dogecoin saw many wallet providers let users create a Dogecoin Wallet. They were forgotten for years and sometimes defunct but now have a revival.

There are many type of Dogecoin wallets, many are fork of Bitcoin wallets

Bitcoin Core -> Dogecoin Core (usually a wallet.dat)

Doge core
Dogechain Core

Multibit -> Multidoge (Open SSL encryption)

Blockchain.info -> Dogechain.info (a wallet ID was created and a mail)

Shildbach Android -> Langerhans Android (Pin protected phone wallets)

And the list goes on…

There are also various other tools to extract Doughwallet or Multidoge mnemonics as they used their own custom derivation paths.

Over the years, their respective encryption changed sometimes and tools to extract the private keys or move the coins to “newer” wallets were not possible.

In this ultimate guide, You will be shown how to export you dogecoin keys and import them to newer wallets from most of the old and in some cases defunct Doge Coin wallets.

If you want to extract the private key from the wallets without downloading or scanning the whole blockchain then this guide might serve as a cheat sheet.

Generally you would need to have some coding experience and Python tools and OpenSSL installed. Another great tool is iancoleman.io and pywallet.

Lets start with Dogecoin Core wallets which are named wallet.dat

You can scan those using pywallet installed from https://github.com/jackjack-jj/pywallet

With pywallet you can dump value, extract keys and see addresses inside the file.

If you want to download Doge core, please use this link

When inside core, you can go the Console, and use the command dumpprivkey. Make sure you have set the passphrase timer to at least 10 seconds in order to have time to dump the keys and copy the private key.

You can now import the keys to your Multidoge

With https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ you can enter mnemonic words and derive keys from your seed words. Make sure you mark client as Multibit HD when entering Multidoge words as other settings with derive the bad derivation path and address.

For Doughwallet please use link below. Its a stand alone dough wallet key extractor.

If you have the Langerhans Android wallet backup, usually a file of 240 byte you and you are sure the tool from this link is used https://github.com/langerhans/dogecoin-wallet-new

then you can use open SSL to dump the keys. (give that you know the password)

openssl enc -d -aes-256-cbc -a -in <filename>

in some cases -md m5 flag is needed as the decryption changed over time.

For dogechain.info you will need to download a backup of your encrypted wallet and have access to mail that created the wallet. A good guide is

Finally Multidoge mnemonic or doughwallet mnemonics has all different word lists and derivation paths. Over the years the encryption changed.

You can try this tool

You can download multidoge using this link.

Inside multidoge you can import a private key and use it to send funds to an exchange.

Good luck!

If you need some help recovering your crypto you can always send a mail to keychainx@protonmail.com

Disclaimer! This article was written by Robert Rhodin, CEO of KeychainX Wallet Recovery Services. To read more about our company please visit https://keychainx.io or send us an email to keychainx@protonmail.com if you need to talk about password recovery.

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