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Importing private keys

If you have a MultiBit Classic private keys export file you can re-import them into a MultiBit Classic wallet.

To import the private keys into a wallet, do the following:

  1. In the 'Wallets' side panel choose the wallet you want to import the private keys into.

  2. Select the menu option 'Tools | Import Private Keys'. The 'Import Private Keys' screen appears.

  3. Choose the private key file to import by clicking on the 'Import from. . .' button. A file chooser opens and you can select the file you want to import.

  4. If the import file is not password protected, the file is read and the number of keys and replay date for the file are shown. If the file is password protected, enter the password in the 'Password' field and press 'Unlock' to see the same information.

  5. To import the private keys to the wallet specified, click on the button 'Import private keys'. When the import of the private key file is successful a message appears.

    If the import of the private key file fails for any reason the error message is given on screen.

  6. After the import, MultiBit then replays the block chain from the replay date to find the transactions for the new private keys. It is best just to leave MultiBit to sync the block chain on its own.

Import private keys from the Bitcoin Core client

This is not supported. The easiest way to move bitcoin is to perform a standard Bitcoin transaction to a receiving address provided by MultiBit.

Import private keys from blockchain.info

This is no longer supported. The easiest way to move bitcoin is to perform a standard Bitcoin transaction to a receiving address provided by MultiBit.