I have 4 BTC addresses on two of my drives that I cant bloody find. I saved them under stupid name so they would be hard to find if someone had access to my system. Now I cant find them.

Is there a way I can use a script to search for the characteristics of the public key or private key?

This is my public key:


Is there a way to write a script that can search my drive looking for the characteristics of this key as well as my private key?

Is there a way to identify it as a BTC private and public key so I can find it?

  • Any idea how long your key was? I've a feeling that you are out of luck.. – Ron Nov 24 '15 at 14:52
  • started with a 5 , 50 i think, or is it 51 – user2829148 Nov 24 '15 at 15:17

try this

grep -I -R "1LxpcqQ6a4x1RCjGk838CbMT2HA9qgFq7P" ~

Or if you think you might have put it somewhere outside of your home folder replace the ~ with / and see what happens.

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