I’ve created my own trouble trying to restore an account, it turned out I didn’t need to. I thought I may have left enough BTC to trade in my account when the hard drive had to be wiped (or so I believed it was being, I have subsequently found some .dll bisq files from early this month, before the crash), the confusion because I had done that but later changed my mind and transferred the BTC, I checked my main wallet to confirm.
When I tried to restore the account it wouldn’t accept more than the first three seed words, any more and all the words became red and the ‘restore wallet’ button greyed out. After a few times I went with the three words and my date and restored my wallet with nothing in it, but now I only have a three word seed backup. I have now uninstalled and reinstalled bisq three times, the last time deleting by hand all files, including the .dll files which the system has dug up from somewhere, but to no effect.
Beginning to surrender to the situation, should I just run with this for the time being? Are three words less secure than 12? In terms of me keeping them secure as in hidden, they either are or they aren’t, I suppose. But it’s fewer words to guess - I’d rather have 12. Is it possible?