I had a backup of my wallet on a usb stick ,but when i plugged in it was broken.
I’ve tried about every recovery program on this planet ,but no luck to repair the stick or at least get the wallet.dat file back.
I did also had a txt file with all info (keys ,adrdess , password etc., ,but can’t recover that too.
The only thing i have is the passphrase and the address.
Is there not any possiblity to enter my old address in peerunity and or make a new wallet.dat file with my info by the peerunity administrators or so ?
I was so stupid to think it was saved on my usb before i installed about 4 linux distro’s to test ,so i can’t get the files back from my hard drive too.
Next time i backup all ppcoin folders , keys etc , make paper wallet etc. on at least 2 seperate disks
before i do something stupid !
I know , but the amount of my peercoins is about 35 usd (15 ppc) so i don’t think they do it for free.
At least i have my lesson learned with my first buy of peercoins,but i must say i’m afraid to buy some more on a new address.
How can i be sure that i can recover my wallet ?
I reinstall my os’s frequently (linux especially) so i have to be sure it’s backed up the best way possible
I store all my coins in the trade platform, it is more safety than in my computer.
Risk in platform:
Platform shutdown like MTGOX, the platform staff / boss embezzlement, etc
Risk in own computer:
Hardware&software error, hacker, virus, change computer, delete/uninstall by mistaken,etc
A backed up and encrypted wallet has only 2 risks: you lose all your backups simultaneously or you forget your password. Hackers can’t decrypt your wallet without some serious social engineering and viruses/computer crashes or the like are not a problem if you have backups.