As humans, it is only normal to forget certain things due to a whole lot of other things running through our minds, and forgetting your Metamask wallet’s password isn’t much of a big deal as long as you have your secret recovery phrase.
In this article, we will be talking about how to recover the metamask wallet when you forget your password and still have your recovery phrase, and also when you lost your recovery phrase but still have your password.
How To Recover Metamask Wallet
MetaMask is a prominent bitcoin wallet in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. If you use MetaMask, you may forget your MetaMask password or recovery phrase and be unable to log in to your MetaMask wallet.
Also, even if you have your recovery phrase and MetaMask password, you may be unable to access parts of your MetaMask accounts or view your tokens in your wallet.
In this article, I’ll teach you how to restore your MetaMask wallet and resolve issues like as a forgotten MetaMask password, a lost MetaMask seed phrase, a lost MetaMask account, and tokens that aren’t showing up in MetaMask.
How To Recover Metamask Wallet When Forgotten Password
There is nothing to worry about if you merely forget your MetaMask password and have your recovery phrase.
All you have to do is access your MetaMask wallet in your browser or mobile device and choose “import using secret recovery phrase.”
Enter your secret recovery phrase in the ”wallet secret recovery phrase” field. Your recovery phrase should be in the right order and there should be a space between words.
After entering your recovery phrase, enter your new password and click the ”restore” button.
Once you’ve restored your MetaMask wallet with your secret recovery phrase, you should add your previously added networks such as BSC and Polygon, and custom tokens to MetaMask again.
Also, if you had more than one account in your MetaMask wallet, click the icon on the top-right corner of your MetaMask wallet and then click ”create account” and ”create”.
As you create new accounts in your MetaMask wallet, your other accounts (addresses) will show up in your wallet.
How To Recover MetaMask Wallet When The Secret Recovery Phrase Is Lost
If you’ve forgotten your MetaMask recovery phrase but still have your MetaMask wallet installed in your browser or mobile device, you may retrieve it.
To begin, input your MetaMask wallet password and then click “expand view.”
After choosing “expand view,” click the settings symbol in the top-right corner of your wallet.
Click “Security & privacy” on the settings page to view and back up your recovery phrase by clicking the “reveal secret recovery phrase” option.
You cannot restore your MetaMask wallet if you have forgotten your MetaMask secret recovery phrase and also do not recall your MetaMask password.
If you still have the MetaMask software installed in your browser or mobile device, do not uninstall it and try to recall your password.
Whether you have an issue with your seed phrases, such as a probable incorrect letter, word, or phrase, you can check the BIP39 word list to determine if yours is accurate.
If you’ve lost almost everything, including the wallet, browser, and so on, but you still remember your password, there’s a possibility you may restore your MetaMask wallet if you have access to the MetaMask file on your computer or mobile phone.
For Windows 10 users, you can check out the directory below on your computer to see if you can find your MetaMask files.
C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\nkbihfbeogaeaoehlefnkodbefgpgknn
If you use a Mac, check out the directory below:
Library>Application Support>Google>Chrome>Default>Local Extension Settings>nkbihfbeogaeaoehlefnkodbefgpgknn
After you find the .ldb file, you can use the ”vault decryptor” tool and decrypt and access your secret recovery phrase with your password.
What To Do When Your Tokens Don’t show In MetaMask
If you sent a token or a coin to your MetaMask wallet, it may not appear in your MetaMask wallet. This is possible and easily fixed. If the token is not already on the Ethereum blockchain, you must first add the network to your MetaMask wallet.
By selecting “Ethereum Mainnet” and then the “add network” option, you may add a new network to your MetaMask wallet.
A Google search for “add X network to MetaMask” will return network-related information such as the network name, new RPC URL, and so on.
After adding the network to your MetaMask wallet or if it is already added to your wallet, you may need to add the token as a custom token with its contract address.
First, click ”import tokens” under your tokens.
And add the token as a custom token by entering its contract address.
First, go to one of the blockchain explorer sites for the network where the coin isn’t showing up in MetaMask and enter your address.
You may inspect the tokens in your address and retrieve the contract address of the invisible token by clicking on it after searching your address.
Forgetting or misplacing a password is a common occurrence; it happens to the best of us, which is why we highly advise you to save your passwords and recovery phrases deliberately, and if possible, print them down and keep them safe. If you found this post useful, please leave a comment.