[Tox Support] Profile Deleted

omcginnis at yahoo.com omcginnis at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 27 22:21:56 UTC 2020

Thanks for this. I am not that tech savvy. I am having trouble finding the file to execute and what commands to enter.  Maybe just a blond moment!
If I gave you my old 76 digit private key could you send me a file to load into Qtox folder somewhere?

I would appreciate any help.

    On Monday, December 16, 2019, 5:34:03 AM GMT+2, nurupo via Support <support at lists.tox.chat> wrote:  

You can re-create your profile back if you know the private key. It will 
be an empty profile though, with no friend list and without any other 
data. Since you will have an empty friend list, whoever has added you as 
a friend before won't be able to connect to you to be able to message 
you. You are able to message only if both sides have added each other. 
So either you will have to re-create your lost friend list by adding 
your friends back, or they will have to delete you from their friend 
list and then add you back, triggering a friend request to be sent to 
you, so that you could add them to your friend list.

You can use this script to create an empty profile with given public and 
private keys: 
The public key is the first 64 hex digits of your Tox Id.
Once created, you will probably want to load it in qTox and restore your 
previous no-spam value from the Tox Id that you have written down, so 
that people would be able to add you using your previous Tox Id. The 
no-spam is the 8 hex digits in your Tox Id after the public key.
You might also want to encrypt (password-protect) your profile, 
otherwise the private key is stored in plaintext in the profile file - 
qTox might help with that too.


On 2019-12-15 05:46, omcginnis at yahoo.com wrote:
> Thanks.  I  know the private key.  Is it possible to edit another
> profile with the private key I want to log in with by any chance?
>  On Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:16:12 PM MST, nurupo via Support
> <support at lists.tox.chat> wrote:
> Hi,
> It's not possible to log into an account just by knowing its Tox ID --
> the 76 digit ID, similarly how it's not possible to withdraw money
> from
> a Bitcoin wallet just by knowing the wallet address or log into your
> email account just by knowing your email address. Tox ID is a public
> key
> and the private key for it is stored in the profile file. You can't do
> anything without the private key.
> ---
> Regards,
> nurupo
> On 2019-12-14 21:14, omcginnis--- via Support wrote:
>> Hi,
>> My Qtox profile was deleted but I have my 76 digit ID.  Is there
>> anyway for me to log in using that id so I can chat with my friends
> on
>> there?  I don't necessarily need the contacts, they would msg me if
> I
>> sign in.
>> Please help!!
>> Olivia
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