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lost my keys seeds

There is a potion you can make. The ingredients are very hard to get. Send me the hard drive with these ingredients and I will perform the ritual and administer the potion, and your 24 keys will simply appear in a cloud of smoke one after the other.

Not good. We're you plotting on your os drive and it died? Possible to plug it into another port?

I have recovered data from dozens of drives (many would not show up in windows disk manager) with the below method:

The HDD itself not deduct, and hdd manager also checked can't find.

Could be the slot. May be worth buying a USB nVME dock / adapter and trying that on another device to be sure.

Well I do, obviously. I'm not the chowderhead who lost his key.

You could try booting from another drive and seeing if the NVMe drive is accessible, if not, then try using Recuva on it.

You must write them down this time, for they only show once, and the drive after that would be consumed by the magical key producing, cloud making magical fire.

Take the drive out and try a different computer/OS.
Pluging it into macOS or Linux might get it to at least register for a bit to copy files from the .chia directory.

Lost my keys seeds

An example of a non-BIP39 seed phrase is:


Seed phrases can also be stamped or engraved into metal which is significantly more durable than paper. Metal backups are recommended if the threat model involves fire, water, extremes of temperature or physical stress.

Methods that are not recommended

This works by the wallet creating a seed phrase and asking the user for a password. Then both the seed phrase and extra word are required to recover the wallet. Electrum and some other wallets call the passphrase a “seed extension”, “extension word” or “13th/25th word”. The BIP39 standard defines a way of passphrase-protecting a seed phrase. A similar scheme is also used in the Electrum standard. If a passphrase is not present, an empty string “” is used instead.