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I accidentally sent Ether (ETH) coins to my Ethereum Classic (ETC) account

This article describes how to access Ether (ETH) coins that have been mistakenly sent to your Ledger Ethereum Classic (ETC) account.

 Important note

  • This tutorial is for recovery purposes only, the recommended way to store ETH coins in a Ledger Ethereum (ETH) account is described here.
  • This tutorial uses a special version of the Ethereum app called the Eth recovery app which can be installed on your Ledger device via My Ledger in Ledger Live. To download Eth recovery app, you need to enable Developer mode in the Experimental settings of Ledger Live. Check how to enable it below

Before your start

  • Make sure to use Brave or Google Chrome browser.
  • Open Ledger Live and create an Ethereum (ETH) account. More on this here.
  • Use your Ledger Ethereum (ETH) account to create a deposit address. mceclip4.png

Install the Eth recovery app on your Ledger device

  1. Open Ledger Live, navigate to Settings Experimental features and activate Developer mode. 
  2. Navigate to My Ledger and install the Eth recovery app.
  3. Close Ledger Live.
  4. On your Ledger device, navigate to the Eth recovery app and press both buttons simultaneously to open it.
    Your Ledger device displays This is a recovery tool.

Accessing your ETH account via MyEtherWallet

  1. Go to MyEtherWallet website. Make sure to use Brave or Google Chrome browser.

  2. Select Access my Wallet  Hardware  Ledger.


  1. Click Continue.
  2. Choose the Ethereum Classic account where you've sent your ETH and the Ethereum Classic- Ledger Live M/44'/61 derivation path.
  3. Select to Connect via Bluetooth (Ledger Nano X only) or Connect via USB (All Ledgers).
  4. Click Networks and make sure that you've selected ETH. Your Ethereum account will appear in the dashboard.
  5. Select the address that holds your ETH.


  1. Accept the Terms and click Access My Wallet.
  2. Click Networks and make sure that you've selected ETH. Your Ethereum account will appear in the dashboard.
  3. Navigate to SendType → ETH.


  1. Paste your Ledger Ethereum (ETH) deposit address in the address field.
  2. Click Next.

Once the transaction has been processed, your ETH will appear in your Ethereum (ETH) account in Ledger Live.

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