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I am on macOS 12 on (MacBook Air M1) with the latest updates applied.

I have installed Bitcoin Core from the bitcoin org website and currently it is downloading the whole blockchain and it will for a few days according to the sync pop up.

The problem is that I have an old wallet.dat file but I don't know where to copy it so I can select it from the menu of the Qt Bitcoin-Core app when selecting File > Open Wallet. Currently I see only my test-wallet I have created jsut so there is something while the app is downloading the blockchain.

Google search suggested to go to Library > Application Support > Bitcoin but the problem is that I don't see any Bitcoin folder there. I have tried to clean up by name in that folder but nothing has changed. Here is my screenshot:

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Any idea how can I tell Bitcoin Core app to use my old wallet.dat file on my MacBook Air?

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    Does this answer your question? Where is Bitcoin information (wallet.dat) stored on OS X? -- note the mention of a hidden folder. Apr 1, 2022 at 9:05
  • No,, could it be that I have it downloading to my exterrnal harddisk? Because I see a test-wallet folder that contains wallet.dat file there. Should I create e.g. "old-wallet" folder on the same folder level as "test-wallet" and upload my old wallet.dat file there? By the way where I can find some guide how to do these importing of old wallet.dat file without reading some blog posts full of adds? Is there a wikipage for that? Also should I cope cahinstate, database, db.log, debug.log peers.dat wallet.dat from my old folder or just wallet.dat?
    – fegax
    Apr 1, 2022 at 9:13
  • I would download Bitcoin core from bitcoincore.org/en/download not from bitcoin.org. I would follow the instructions at bitcoincore.org/en/download for verifying the software. I can't comment on your other questions. Apr 1, 2022 at 9:28
  • @RedGrittyBrick thanks, :D seems like Bitcoin domain-parasite things is even a bigger anarchy in 2022 than in 2014. How can normies use it is beyond my understanding. It's so difficult. In 2014 I was told it will improve, but it the opposite. It's deception and fog on every BTC google search.
    – fegax
    Apr 1, 2022 at 9:38

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