How to restore Windows wallet from seed phrase

We’ve all been there. Forgotten a password. It happens.

In this guide I am going to show you how to restore your wallet from your seed phrase with a clean wallet.

First we need to make sure that we can view hidden files and folders.

Open up any Windows Explorer window and click “View” —

Then select “Show” and then “Hidden Items”.

This is the view on Windows 11. If you are using Windows 10, your explorer window will look like this —

First click “View” (1). Secondly, make sure the “Hidden items” check box is ticked (2).

This will then allow us to see the data folder the wallet uses.

Close the AIPG wallet.

Open a new explorer window and go to C:\Users\your_user\AppData\Roaming\Aipg. You should see contents of the folder similar to this —

Move wallet.dat to a safe place. This file is used in case you lose your seed. You can still restore your wallet without the seed as long as you have the wallet.dat file and the wallet passphrase you set.

When you are sure you have backed up your wallet.dat file, delete everything in that folder.

Now you need to start the AIPG wallet and you will be presented with this window —

Paste or type your seed phrase into the large area where it says “Enter your BIP39 compliant Recovery Phrase/Mnemonic” (remember there is a space between each of the words).

If you set a Recovery Passphrase as well when you first set up your wallet, then you must enter this in the Recovery Passphrase box.

Next click “Import”. You will be asked to enter a new Wallet Passphrase and confirm it —

After you have typed and confirmed your Wallet Passphrase, click “Confirm”.

Your wallet will now load and you should see your balance and transactions.

If, after restoring your wallet from the seed phrase, you don’t see any balance or transactions, there are a few things to try.

With the wallet open, click on “Tools” → “Wallet Repair” and you will see this screen —

Try each option, starting with “Rescan blockchain files”.

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