How can I recover my wallet and pool addresses?

If you're trying to recover the wallet and pool addresses to continue mining, but you don't have access to the data from your minerstat account anymore (due to account being deleted manually or by the system due to the inactivity), you will need to explore the files of the mining client.

If you don't have access to the files or are unable to find the necessary data using this, you would need to try and find them using the browser history or wallet app / exchange you have used, perhaps via e-mail history as well.

On Windows

Open Explorer or a file manager of your choice and navigate to C:\minerstat-windows\cli\clients\

In this folder, the mining clients' files are stored, each in it's own folder. You will need to explore the ones you used to get the most recently used config for each. Enter the folder of the mining client and use notepad or similar text editor to inspect the file with configuration.

Continue to mining clients configurations

On msos

If you used msOS and still have the drive with the installed OS, there are a few options available.

Method 1: Booting the OS and using remote file access via another device

The easiest method of the available ones, though requires multiple systems in the same local network.

  1. Boot the system, refer to contents of this article for BIOS settings optimal for getting it to work.
  2. Enter command maintenance to prevent running the mining client or system restarting due to inability to mine
  3. Command hostname -I can be used to check the network address
  4. Connect to the system using a FTP file manager as described in this article, navigate to /home/minerstat/minerstat-os/clients folder.
  5. The specific files to look for will be different depending on the mining client used and how to extract addresses from them will be explained below
    The configuration files can be opened by transferring to local system and editing them in notepad.
  6. Continue to mining clients configurations

Method 2: Booting the OS and navigating files via command line

A bit harder, as it will require manually re-writing the addresses and using the command line more.

  1. Unplug the network cable
  2. Boot the system, refer to contents of this article for BIOS settings optimal for getting it to work.
  3. Enter command maintenance to prevent running the mining client or system restarting due to inability to mine
  4. Next you need to navigate to folder with the mining clients. To do it, type cd ~/minerstat-os/clients
  5. From here need to use the commands to enter the folder of the mining client and print out the configuration. Use the commands listed below to interact with the folders/files. The speicific files to look for will be different depending on the mining client used, and how to extract addresses from them will be explained below
  6. Continue to mining clients configurations

Commands to use:

  • ls lists all the files and folders in the current directory
  • cd X changes the directory to the X in the current directory if such exists. Hint: start typing the directory name and press Tab to auto-complete the rest of the directory name.
  • less Y.sh enters an interactive menu where the file Y.sh can be scrolled using keyboard shortcuts. Press Q to exit back to command line. Doesn't support editing files. Hint: start typing the file name and press Tab to auto-complete the rest of the file name.
  • cd .. exits the current directory and enters the parent directory. So, for example when you are in ~/minerstat-os/clients/phoenix-eth and use command cd .. it will go to ~/minerstat-os/clients
  • Continue to mining clients configurations

Method 3: Using 3rd-party utilities to browse the drive

This method can be used if you're unable to boot into the system and have access to the drive the OS is installed in. For this to work, DO NOT press "format" or "erase drive" even if the OS you're connecting it to request you to do it when plugging it in. The drive's contants will be erased if you choose to, rendering the files inaccessible.

On Windows

On Windows you can use a disk-browsing utility like DiskGenius available for free at https://www.diskgenius.com/ to open the drive partition named mslinux and navigate to directory /home/minerstat/minerstat-os/clients and look for the files manually. The speicific files to look for will be different depending on the mining client used, and how to extract addresses from them will be explained below.

On Linux

On Linux you only need to mount the last partition of the drive, named mslinux, to a folder you have access to and enter /home/minerstat/minerstat-os/clients directory to then check the scripts for each mining client. The speicific files to look for will be different depending on the mining client used, and how to extract addresses from them will be explained below.

On macOS

You can attempt using macFUSE and ext4fuse, and mount the drive's partition named mslinux, going into directory /home/minerstat/minerstat-os/clients in it. Extended how-to-install for those utilities is available online as installation may differ from one version to another.

The speicific files to look for will be different depending on the mining client used, and how to extract addresses from them is explored right below.

In the folder of the mining client

Having entered the folder and using the method for accessing the files of your choice, here's how to get the wallet and/or pool addresses from each client:

Bminer

Notice This client is outdated and isn't recommended for use with modern hardware. You may want to try another one.

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the :// and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the @ sign, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

Bzminer

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -w option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -p option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

ccminer variations

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -u option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -o option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

Claymore variations

Right-click config.txt and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -wal or -ewal option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -pool or -epool option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

CryptoDredge

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -u option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -o option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

ethminer

Notice This client is outdated and isn't recommended for use with modern hardware. You may want to try another one.

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the :// and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the @ sign, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

EWBF-Zhash

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the --user option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the --server option, make sure to include the port, added after --port

Gminer

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the --user option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the --server option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

kawpowminer

Notice This client is outdated and isn't recommended for use with modern hardware. You may want to try another one.

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the :// and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the @ sign, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

lolMiner

lolMiner can be ran with both JSON style configuration and arguments-style.

JSON style

Right-click user_config.json and select Open With, then Choose another app and select notepad. If it's not in the list, you can press More apps, and if it's not there either — click Look for another app on this PC and enter C:\Windows\notepad.exe

The wallet address is in quotes in field "USER" : "" and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is separated into 2 parts — the pool's main address in quotes in field "POOL" : "" and the port, included in another field next to it, "PORT" : ""

Arguments style

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the --user option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the --pool option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

miniZ

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the --url option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the @ sign, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

nanominer

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the --wallet option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -pool1 option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

NBMiner

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -u option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -o option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

NSFminer

Notice This client is outdated and isn't recommended for use with modern hardware. You may want to try another one.

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the :// and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the @ sign, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

Phoenix

Right-click config.txt and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -wal option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -pool option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

ProgPowMiner

Notice This client is outdated and isn't recommended for use with modern hardware. You may want to try another one.

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the :// and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the @ sign, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

SRBminer and variations

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the --wallet or --сwallet option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the --pool or --сpool option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

TeamBlackMiner

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the --wallet option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the --hostname option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

TeamRedMiner

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -u option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -o option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

T-Rex

T-Rex can be ran with both JSON style configuration and arguments-style.

JSON style

Right-click config.json and select Open With, then Choose another app and select notepad. If it's not in the list, you can press More apps, and if it's not there either — click Look for another app on this PC and enter C:\Windows\notepad.exe

The wallet address is in quotes in field "user" : "" and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is in quotes in field "url" : "", make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

Arguments style

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -u option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -o option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

WildRig variations

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the --user option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the --url sign, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

XMRig variations

XMRig can be ran with both JSON style configuration and arguments-style.

JSON style

Right-click config.json and select Open With, then Choose another app and select notepad. If it's not in the list, you can press More apps, and if it's not there either — click Look for another app on this PC and enter C:\Windows\notepad.exe

The wallet address is in quotes in field "user" : "" and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is in quotes in field "url" : "", make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

Arguments style

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -u option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -o option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

Z-enemy

Right-click start.bat and select Edit to open it in notepad.

The wallet address is after the -u option and may have worker name added to it, separated by a dot .

The pool address is after the -o option, make sure to include the port, indicated by numbers after :

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