According to https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Running_Bitcoin , for default bitcoin datadir %APPDATA%\Bitcoin\, the typical path to configuration file is %APPDATA%\Bitcoin\bitcoin.conf

But bitcoin is filling up my C: drive real quick so i moved the bitcoin datadir to D: drive by creating shortcut with the parameter : "D:\Bitcoin Core\Bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe" -datadir="d:\Bitcoin Core\Data"

But i can't find the bitcoin.conf in the datadir , i even used file explorer search to search in the datadir and in the folder that contains the datadir folder. enter image description here

That image is the only result from the search , bitcoin-conf.md is not the bitcoin.conf i am looking for , so it is obvious the bitcoin.conf is not in the datadir.

Where is the bitcoin.conf ?!?!?
I swear there is no Bitcoin folder in %APPDATA%


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I found the solution. It turns out that bitcoin.conf are not generated just by installing and running bitcoin core.

  1. Run bitcoin core and wait until it's fully open.
  2. Go to settings > option
  3. Click "Open configuration file" , and click "OK", if you haven't installed software that can modify a .conf file, the operating system will ask you to choose software to open it. If you're using windows 8, click "More options", and select Notepad.
  4. Now the bitcoin.conf is opened, save the file and the bitcoin.conf will now appear in the datadir.

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