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

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

Important note

  • This tutorial is for recovery purposes only, the recommend way to store ETC 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 the Manager in Ledger Live.

Before your start

  • Ensure the latest version of the Eth recovery app is installed on your Ledger device.
  • Once the app has been installed on your device, make sure to close Ledger Live.
  • Make sure that the Firefox browser is installed on your computer.

Accessing your ETC accounts via MyEtherWallet

  1. Connect your Ledger device and open the Eth recovery app on the device
  2. Open Firefox and go to the MyEtherWallet web app.
  3. In the app, click Access my Wallet, select Hardware Wallet and click Ledger.

  4. In the next screen select the Ethereum app, select the Ethereum - Ledger Live path and click Unlock Wallet.

    The Select Address and Network screen appears and a list of accounts starts populating.

  5. Right underneath the Address section, you will find the Network section, open it and select the Ethereum Classic network.
  6. Go back to the Address section.

    A new list of accounts should start populating.

  7. Look for the address where your ETC was sent, select it, Accept the Terms and click Access my Wallet

    Your ETC account appears.

You can now send your ETC coins back to your Ledger Ethereum Classic (ETC) account as provided by Ledger Live.

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