Geth Ethereum client is one of the oldest wallets to store Ethereum.
Its been around since 2015, but unfortunately many people experienced trouble in regaining access to their accounts after forgetting the password or simply seeing the main account disappear.
KeychainX has successfully recovered many GETH client wallets and unlocked funds that were unavailable for almost a decade.
We will here try to answer the most common questions to Geth issues.
Imported or restored wallet but funds are missing?
Some people experienced issues by missing funds. That could be wallet shows balance 0 after restore.
Most commonly this is due to the fact that you are most
probably restoring a wrong seed (12 words)
Seed words are missing or wrong?
If you misspelled a word then the wallet will not import. The 12th word is a checksum word and if any of the previous words are wrong, i.e using word “load” instead of “loan” will render the mnemonic words useless.
We have developed specialized software to find error in seeds and replace them with correct words in order to access your funds.
How do I restore the wallet if I forget the password but have the json backup file?
If you have the encrypted json backup file (usually name is UTC-xxxxxxxxx.json) and a list of password guesses then there is a big chance we can help you find the correct password.
I have GETH installed but cannot find the .json backup file, where can i find it?
The backup json file has various locations depending on your operating system, i.e. Linux, Windows or Mac OS.
For Linux check here: ~/.ethereum
For Windows box check here: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Ethereum
For Mac OS check here: ~/Library/Ethereum
If you need help the dont hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org