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Account Recovery & Backup File

ATTENTION! Qortal does not have account recovery. If you lose access to your account, you will not be able to recover it without your seed phrase or backup file. The backup file contains your encrypted seed phrase so you don't have to memorize it. This file will never 'grow' in size as it is only your login credential (encrypted seed phrase). But keep in mind, if you lose the password to your backup file, you are out of luck! Your password will decrypt the encrypted file for use. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the UI.
  2. Click on security.
  3. Enter a password before you download the backup file & write it down.
  4. Download backup file to a usb thumb drive (or multiple devices)
  5. Backup file is 365 bytes. 365 bytes = 0.000000365 gigabyte which means you could store 44.44 million backup files on a 16gb usb thumb drive.
  6. Safely store the usb thumb drive and password you wrote down in a safe/security deposit box.
  7. You could also put the backup in a protected 7 zip text file.
  8. Take it a step further and detail the passing on of these two items to a loved one in your will!
  9. DO NOT SHARE YOUR SEED PHRASE OR BACKUP FILE/PASSWORD WITH ANYONE AS THIS GAINS ENTRY TO YOUR ACCOUNT.
  10. It is perfectly safe to share your PUBLIC KEY and ADDRESS as this is public information on the chain.

Here is how you will access your backup file to create password and download (below are mobile UI screenshots - we will update with desktop UI screenshots shortly but it is the same process just a slightly different look and feel):

Here’s how you will login to the UI with your backup file:

(Continued step two below)

account_recovery_backup_file.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/17 13:50 by gfactor