The problem I am having is …Due to a pc failure I do not have access to the original wallet files (wallet.dat) and so have installed the new version of QT wallet on a new pc.
I have the a passphrase, an original public address, 2 private keys and 2 share key files as well as a file labeled ContractBackup.dat.
How do I restore this wallet into the QT wallet download???
@Shaun1 if you have ContractsBackup.dat around as you say you probably had the client installed at some point. Search in your backups or computer folders to see if you can find key1.private and key2.private as they are ABSOLUTELY needed for client recovery. Those files are produced if you ever clicked on backup wallet from the menu or if you had autobackup enabled and also are encouraged during setup of first wallet. For QT wallet recovery you will need wallet.dat
The process of recovery is pretty much this
In both QT wallet and Marketplace Client a password is not a wallet its just a LOCK on the wallet so that if anybody finds your open wallet CANNOT send funds to their wallet UNLESS they have this password. This can potentially happen with a virus on your machine for example.
I think you might be confusing the QT wallet with the Client. If you have two private keys and a ContractsBackup.dat file, then you must have used the Client. Try loading them in the Client. The Client only needs private keys.