DO NOT share your Secret Recovery Phrase with anyone! These words can be used to steal all your accounts. You cannot edit or change your Secret Recovery Phrase.
When you restore a wallet from the Secret Recovery Phrase, only the default account (Account 1) will be restored automatically first.
For each old account that you had during your original installation, you will have to add it back by "creating" an account. Currently, MetaMask doesn't re-add them automatically. Please follow the steps below on how to restore your other accounts in the order they were originally created.
If you have multiple ETH addresses created under one Secret Recovery Phrase, you can restore them by clicking the "Create Account" button from the drop-down menu:
- Click on the favicon on the top right corner of the MetaMask dropdown menu
- Click “Create Account” to restore your MetaMask accounts in the order they were created
3. If the accounts were previously named, you can name them again in the step below, before clicking "Create"
If you're doing this on the Metamask mobile app, check out this article for How to recover additional accounts in MetaMask Mobile.
If you still do not see the addresses you were looking for, they were probably created with a different Secret Recovery Phrase, or you had an imported account that you still need to reimport using private keys or JSON. Please see this article on how to import an account.
To better communicate the importance of never sharing your Seed Phrase, we've changed the name of the phrase to "Secret Recovery Phrase". Learn more here.