[Ethereum] use the private key and pw to access MyEtherWallet on a new CPU? If so, how


My hard drive pretty much melted because Dell laptops suck. I saved my private key and would like to access myetherwallet from a new computer. When I enter the private key on its own as a "Keystore File (UTC / JSON)" it wont accept it. I assume thats because it needs to be in a specific format. Can I format a Notepad file so it will accept my private key? If so, how?

Thanks in advance

Best Answer

You can access your wallet using your private key by visiting MyEtherWallet, going to "Send Ether & Tokens", selecting "Private Key", enter in your private key and click the unlock button. After that you should be able to access your wallet again.

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