Requesting help restoring my deceased nephews wallet


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My nephew passed away in a car accident a few days ago. I'm attempting to help my sister by going through his computer and looking for things that deserve attention.

In his Google drive, I found a file titled, "Bitcoin wallet backup". No file extension. The file is 239 bytes. The contents of the file are base 64 encoded. If I decode the file, it starts out with the text "Salted__" and is followed by binary data. I haven't gone further with examination of this data.

Does this sound like a valid wallet backup? The small file size suggests to me that it is not. If it is, I'd be amazed if it had more than 10mBitcoin in it.

I have access to his desktop computer, but there does not appear to be any Bitcoin programs installed on it. I do not yet have access to his laptop. His home computer doesn't have internet access due to the location of the residence, so it may be more likely that his laptop, if anything, would have the Bitcoin program on it. I'll hopefully get it this afternoon.

Edit: What should I do to go about restoring this wallet?. The fact that it is base 64 encoded and starts out with Salted__ when decoded makes me think it is encrypted and that I'm unlikey to get anything from it.

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