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I lost my recovery phrase/private key, what can I do?
I lost my recovery phrase/private key, what can I do?
Jakov avatar
Written by Jakov
Updated over a week ago

Solflare is a “user custodial wallet”. This means that no one controls your accounts except for you (or anyone else who gets ahold of your Secret Recovery Phrase or private keys).
Since we do not hold your private keys on a server that we maintain, or for that matter, at all, we are unable to recover them for you.
The last resort is that you are hopefully still logged into that wallet on any device (mobile phone, browser extension, web) and you could export your recovery phrase or the private key from there.

Web and Extension:

  • Access your wallet

  • Click on the account switcher icon (PFP)

  • Hover over the desired account with your mouse cursor and click on the settings Gear symbol.

  • Finally, select the option Export Recovery Phrase or Private Key.


  • Please click the account switcher symbol on your portfolio tab:

  • Press EDIT on the top right

  • Make sure the correct account is selected and click three dots menu on the right

  • PressExport Recovery Phrase”

Please note:

Although a Recovery Phrase can access multiple wallets, it is done so by accessing the private keys of these wallets. So when you export a private key, it is only for the current account that you are logged into.

Do NOT store this in the cloud or on your device (doc, jpg, screenshot). Write it down on a piece of paper and store it in a safe place!

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