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After entering your restore height, click on `Next` button.
After you have entered restore height, Monero CLI will then restore your wallet and start the wallet synchronization. Please be patient as this process may take a while. You will need to wait for it to finish before start using your wallet.
Alternatively, if you still have access to the wallet being restored, you can usually find your mnemonic seed in a menu with some name like `Seed`, `Keys`, `Secrets`, or `Master Private Key`.
Alternatively, you can also enter the date or an estimated date (YYYY-MM-DD format) of the first incoming transaction:
A valid Monero mnemonic seed is a phrase with 13, 14, or 25 random words (multiple languages are supported). Your mnemonic seed has all the information needed to restore your wallet.
If you run into any trouble, running `./monero-wallet-cli --help` will show you the options available to you at wallet startup. Once you're inside your wallet, running the `help` command will list the help for the commands available to you within the wallet.
If your wallet is in `Advanced mode`, the `Daemon settings` page will be displayed. Here you can choose whether you want to start a local node or connect to a remote node. Choose your desired option and click on `Next` button.
If you set a restore height higher than the block height of your first incoming transaction, your wallet software will not detect all transactions of your wallet. In consequence, your balance will be wrong and your wallet software will not work properly.
If you set a restore height lower than the block height of your first incoming transaction, your wallet software will scan unnecessary blocks. In consequence, your initial wallet synchronization will take longer than necessary, but your wallet software will still work.
If you want to restore a wallet from its private keys, please read [this guide]({{site.baseurl}}/resources/user-guides/restore_from_keys.html).
It is also useful to know your wallet restore height or the creation date of your wallet, since it makes your wallet synchronization faster.
Keep `Restore from seed` selected.
Monero CLI will then ask you to give your wallet a password and confirm it. Since your wallet will hold your private keys and seed, it is really important to enter a strong password.
Most Monero wallets ask the user to write down a mnemonic seed on a paper backup when a wallet is being created. So it's up to you to remember where and how you stored your mnemonic seed.
My restored wallet is showing a wrong balance
- [My restored wallet is showing a wrong balance](#my-restored-wallet-is-showing-a-wrong-balance)
Next, enter your 25 word mnemonic seed.
Next, Monero CLI will ask for a `Restore height`. Even though it is optional, it's not recommended to leave it blank, since setting a restore height makes your wallet synchronization faster. Ideally it should be the number of the block which included the first incoming transaction to your wallet. Alternatively, you can also enter the date or an estimated date (YYYY-MM-DD format) of the first incoming transaction.
Next, you will be asked for a wallet file name. Enter the name of the wallet you want to create and press `Enter`.
On the next field, type your 25 word `mnemonic seed`. It is expected that some mnemonic seeds have repeated words, as they work as a verification for errors (checksum).