I tried searching the topics, saw similar threads, but couldn’t get a straight answer.
This seems as though it should be straightforward, but it’s not.
I had 100+ BAT. I got a new computer, then restored with the “recovery key”, the long list of words. I expected my 100+ BAT to be there. There was zero. What? Isn’t that the sole purpose of a recovery key (seed phrase)?
Also, I must say that I didn’t read the note below the text entry box. I fell that I know what a recovery key is supposed to do. It wouldn’t have mattered if I had read the note though, because these instructions are inane: “Restoring with a recovery key will replace your current wallet. So make sure you empty or back up your current wallet before restoring.” What is the purpose of a recovery key if it zeroes out what you’re trying to recover? Isn’t that called an “erase and make new wallet key”?
Sorry to hear that. I think mine is still there on my old computer, in that browser. It just seems odd to me that the wallet seems to be browser/computer specific. I still don’t know exactly what the “restore key” was even for then. Hang in there!
I had made my Recovery Key some time back. I had to reload my computer on 9-11-2020. Did I loss all the BAT I had. I think it was close to $85.00. Is there a way to pull the data? I think I have my old Brave folder backed up.
I’m in the same boat…can see the BAT on the old computer. I don’t know of a way to “pull” the data, like finding a wallet file with bitcoin or doge. I thought that was what the restore key was for. I’m afraid the answer they’re going to give is, “Run it through Uphold.” I imagine that would work, but then, again, what’s the “restore key” for exactly? I don’t know.
The only recovery key I have is for the other wallets in Crypto Wallets. I can’t back up BAT at all. The only way to still have BAT on a new computer is use uphold or have someone(not yourself to be safe) else to send BAT to, that will return it to you.