Years ago I had a bunch of bitcoin in a wallet that I encrypted. This was back when bitcoin was like $0.20 or $0.30 each. At one point I couple hundred of them but didn't know what to do with them. I lost the wallet & never really looked for it until the price skyrocketed especially digging for it when the price was at $20k but I never located it.
However, recently I got some old hard drives that had been stored at my parents for years and when looking through some of the drives I found a file btc.tar.gz.enc.
I don't remember creating this file but again it was so long ago and the coins were nearly worthless so I probably wouldn't. I have no idea how to open or decrypt the file...
I ran strings on it & I get this:
zoidberg@PlanetExpress:/mnt/c/Users/Keith/Documents$ strings btc.tar.gz.enc Salted__ s}mS'. )hXe eFeI ?b`Z OA&$> %n&LBX ?m)h;0+- t$+D' mIAi h,|V Fg.d
I don't know if this is a wallet with a decent amount of coins in it but even if it has a couple it would be awesome to get in there.
Does anyone have any suggestions for how I may be able to figure out how to decrypt it? If I can figure that out I think I can eventually guess the password I used on it.
I'm assuming I used openssl but I don't know what cipher I used or anything.
If I'm able to open this and it has anything decent in there I will buy a very nice bottle of Whiskey for the gentleman/gentlewoman/insert pronoun here that provided the information. (I know people would help me just because people on here are great... But I would still do so if they wanted it).
Thank you in advance!