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

algorithm X11
source branch 0.14

updated March 17, 2021, 5:54 pm

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

Open your wallet.

Go to Tools -> Debug console.
This is the console where you execute RPC commands.

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

importprivkey privatekey

Replace the text “privatekey” with a private key that your want to import in your wallet.

Example:

importprivkey VZt9WMWuJF5zbTCJSuX9cwZdtuMzPhz7EkAZUFBxsvak33wg8Kvr