Zclassic Electrum Wallet - How to Import/Sweep Private Key

This tutorial will assist you with importing your private keys into the Zclassic Electrum Wallet. In addition, it will help you with Sweeping Private Keys. This tutorial is useful if you already have Zclassic Wallet Private Key. If you do not, we recommend you to set up a Zclassic Electrum Wallet first.

There are 2 options in this tutorial.

Option 1: Import Private Key: By importing your existing private key, you will keep the same public and private key for Zclassic.

Option 2: Sweep Private Key: By choosing to sweep your private key, all funds from the Zclassic Key will be automatically sent to the new private key. Your public key will also change.

 

OPTION 1: IMPORT PRIVATE KEY

Step 1: Go to File - New/Restore

After logging into your Zclassic wallet, go to File - Restore


Step 2: Create a new wallet

In order to enable you to import your private keys, you have to make a new wallet.

Step 3: Choose 'Import Zclassic addresses or private keys'

Step 4: Import your address or private keys.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we import our private key.

Note: Never share your private key. The private key in this screenshot has been purely set up for the purpose of this tutorial and the wallet attached to it is empty. 

Congratulations, you have now imported your private key in Electrum. Your public key will remain the same. 

 

OPTION 2: SWEEP PRIVATE KEY

Step 1: Go to Wallet - Private Keys - Sweep

Step 2: Enter your private keys

Enter your private keys. All contents of the private key will then be automatically sent to the address that is mentioned behind Address. By default, it is set to the active wallet within Zclassic. Please ensure you have access to this wallet. 

Note: Never share your private key. The private key in this screenshot has been purely set up for the purpose of this tutorial and the wallet attached to it is empty. 

Step 3: Send the transaction

The previous step brings up this transaction screen, where you can confirm that all the contents of the private key will be sent to the address you specified. Press send to confirm the transaction.

After sending, you may be prompted to enter your password. If so, enter the password and press enter.

Step 4: Confirm that the address has received the ZCL 

After sending the transaction, you will see in the Addresses Tab that the ZCL has now been sent to that specific address.