Restore AEON wallet from mnemonic seed

Objective:
– Restore AEON wallet from mnemonic seed

Requirements:
– AEON Wallet is correctly installed
– Has started daemon already + its fully synced
– For Ubuntu: knows already how to use screen sessions or similiar
– In case one of the above points are not fullfilled, check out the other guides first: Setup AEON Wallet using Linux / Setup AEON Wallet using Windows

Disclaimer:
– I am not a professional, some parts of this guide can be improved and be done in a more professional way.

 


 

Table of contents:
Restoration under Windows
Restoration under Ubuntu

 


 

Restoring your AEON wallet under Windows

Make sure your daemon is up, synced and running.

Next we have to create a shortcut on our simplewallet.exe. Rightclick on simplewallet.exe and click on “Create Shortcut”.

Rightclick on the newly created shortcut and click on “Properties”.

Add following parameter to the end of the field “Target:”:
--restore-deterministic-wallet

In this example it would change the content of “Target:” from:
C:\Aeon_Miner\simplewallet.exe
To
C:\Aeon_Miner\simplewallet.exe --restore-deterministic-wallet

Confirm now by clicking on “OK”.

Start now your simplewallet shortcut. You will be prompted to enter a new wallet name. For this example we will name our wallet Wallace. You are free to choose any name for your wallet.
Confirm with ENTER.

Next, you have to choose a password. Choose a good password and confirm again by pressing ENTER.

This part is different from the typical wallet generation. You will be asked for your mnemonic seed. Enter your 24 mnemonic seed words and confirm by pressing ENTER.

Congratulation, your wallet has been restored from seed. As confirmation, you will get the message again, to save your mnemonic seed.

To further confirm that it is indeed your original wallet, type the simplewallet command:
address
If it shows you the same public address as you had before, then its all good.

One last thing to do, since this wallet was generated from scratch, we have to sync it again. You might have already noticed that your balance is still missing on the wallet.

Use the simplewallet command:
refresh

This will take a while since you are scanning the blockchain again for your wallet informations. But its only a small price to pay, when in exchange you have your wallet back. Upon next use of wallet, you dont need to start the shortcut anymore. Just use the regular simplewallet.exe (you are free to delete the shortcut if you dont need it anymore). Enjoy!

 

Restoring your AEON wallet under Ubuntu

Make sure your daemon is up, synced and running.

Switch to another session and go to your simplewallet folder. Start simplewallet with following parameter:
sudo ./simplewallet --restore-deterministic-wallet

You will be prompted to enter a new wallet name. For this example we will name our wallet Wallace. You are free to choose any name for your wallet.
Confirm with ENTER.

Next, you have to choose a password. Choose a good password and confirm again by pressing ENTER.

This part is different from the typical wallet generation. You will be asked for your mnemonic seed. Enter your 24 mnemonic seed words and confirm by pressing ENTER.

Congratulation, your wallet has been restored from seed. As confirmation, you will get the message again, to save your mnemonic seed. To further confirm that it is indeed your original wallet, type the simplewallet command:
address
If it shows you the same public address as you had before, then its all good.

One last thing to do, since this wallet was generated from scratch, we have to sync it again. You might have already noticed that your balance is still missing on the wallet.

Use the simplewallet command:
refresh

This will take a while since you are scanning the blockchain again for your wallet informations. But its only a small price to pay, when in exchange you have your wallet back. Upon next use of wallet, you dont need to start simplewallet with the parameter anymore. Just use the regular simplewallet command. Enjoy!