I transferred token to an associated token account derived from an associated token account, can I get my tokens back?

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Not right now. But very soon yes, possibly even this week!

The associated token account program is getting updated with a "recover nested account ix" feature to allow such recovery.

Details in this pull request https://github.com/solana-labs/solana-program-library/pull/2889

trent.sol loves it

  • actually this ix belong to associated token program,right?
    – reditable
    Aug 2, 2022 at 2:33
  • oups, yes of course, i edited the answer
    – Arowana
    Aug 2, 2022 at 2:43
  • lol :trollface:
    – trent.sol
    Aug 2, 2022 at 4:56

Once ownership of the account has been transferred to the token program all that matters is who is the "owner" of the token account. The owner can sign for transferring tokens. It depends if you have access to the private key or PDA program of the owner.

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