I installed a new wallet today for another coin and it failed to sync, so I retried with a .conf file and it completed fine. Trouble is, I'd wanted to transfer coins from a pool today and had used the original receive address expecting it to be good. I forgot to update and so, I managed to send the coins to an address I no longer had a wallet.dat for and so the coins never arrived.
I realize I'm probably out of luck, but still, I'm asking, is there a way to recover the coins given I still have the address used for the transfer? Right now they're in Blockchain limbo!
PS. Moral being, don't save the wallet receive address before you have a fully synchronized wallet!