[Ethereum] way to manually import a private key into Mist


I want to move Ether between different wallets. I have a private key and want to move it to the Mist wallet. Any way I can do that?

Best Answer

Copy your private key into a file, eg privatekey.txt

In Linux or Mac, from your Ethereum Wallet (Mist) subdirectory, type

./resources/node/geth/geth account import privatekey.txt

In Windows, from your Ethereum Wallet subdirectory, type

resources\node\geth\geth.exe account import privatekey.txt

In both the above options, you will have to enter a password twice to encrypt your new account information.

You can now start Ethereum Wallet and the new account will be loaded into the wallet.

Remember to delete privatekey.txt after you have successfully imported your private key

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