How do I export the private key for a public address?

algorithm Scrypt
source branch 0.16

updated March 17, 2021, 5:37 pm

Export the private key for an address with the following instructions.

Open your wallet.

Go to Help -> Debug Window.
Click on the tab Console.
This is the console where you execute RPC commands.

Type the following RPC command, to export your private key:

dumpprivkey publicaddress

Replace the text “publicaddress” with a public address from your wallet.

Example:

dumpprivkey TQhPf7kn6mDvi7CQVqdktP4dBgqRkugu6s

Example output:

VZt9WMWuJF5zbTCJSuX9cwZdtuMzPhz7EkAZUFBxsvak33wg8Kvr