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How to retrieve my XRP?


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A while back I used ripple-client-desktop to store my XRP.  I saved a long alphanumeric string as a backup.  I tried to install ripple-client-desktop on my new computer but I wasn't able to do so with the same method I had used to install it previously:

Is the string I backed up my private key?  How can I retrieve my XRP with it?

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Does the string start with an s and is about 29 characters long? If so, that's your seed (or secret) and your XRP is safe. Just about every Ripple wallet provides a way to use the seed/secret. Just follow the normal setup process until it offers to let you specify a seed/secret.

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The string I have is much longer than 29 characters.  Could it have been encrypted by ripple-client-desktop?

When I had ripple-client-desktop installed previously, I tested it to be sure I could restore my account with what I had backed up.

Could you recommend one or more Ripple wallets to try restoring from my backup?  Are there any that don't require KYC?

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I use the desktop client a lot with multiple accounts. 

Note that the Ripple secret key that starts with an "s" is all you need to access and control your account. 

The ripple desktop client encrypts this secret key in a text file with a password of your choice. This keeps the secret key stored in the text file safe from prying eyes. 

To access your account you need either:

1) Ripple secret key 

or 

2) The encrypted text file you created and the password you created for your account.

 

Hope this helps

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I absolutely have the encrypted text file and password.  How can I use them to gain control of my XRP since I can't seem to reinstall ripple-client-desktop?

By "desktop client" do you mean ripple-client-desktop?

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Glad that it worked. I don't know if that download will disappear in the future, but it's safer to assume that it will and plan for that eventuality: so, back up your secret key! Remember that it is case-sensitive!

I recommend storing at least two copies - one copy at home and a second copy off-site (perhaps in a safe-deposit box in a bank vault or a similar arrangement).  

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1 hour ago, xrpchatrocks said:

So I believe what I have backed up currently is an encrypted form of the secret key.  Can I decrypt it without ripple-client-desktop?

your public key should start an "r" and your public key should start with an "s" ....

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1 hour ago, xrpchatrocks said:

Can I decrypt it without the desktop client?  I'd rather store the encrypted key and my concern is that the desktop client won't be available eventually.

Save the secret key un-encrypted in a secure place. You can use it anywhere- or if you need long term storage print off a cold wallet and save that in a secure place

 

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12 hours ago, xrpchatrocks said:

OK, it sounds like the secret key can't be decrypted without the desktop client.

Store the the app with the text file or just encrypt your secret key yourself. Truecrypt is very good software for this but there are many ways to encrypt data with your control. 

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