Why doesn't the "open configuration file" in Bitcoin Core open when I click on it?

Settings -> Options -> Main, open configuration file at bottom left -> Configuration options. It asks me to continue or cancel, but the file does not open.

ubuntu Bitcoin core ver. 24.0.1

1 Answer 1


The file doesn't exist until you create it, for example by using the menu to make and save a change to the settings

  • 'Open Configuration File' option in GUI creates a blank bitcoin.conf file if it doesnt exist and open it.
    – user133407
    Mar 11, 2023 at 14:47
  • Thanks for the answer. Do I need to set this up at the beginning? Or is the default fine if there is no special need?
    – Luke
    Mar 11, 2023 at 14:59
  • @Luke Do you get any error when you click on "continue"?
    – user133407
    Mar 11, 2023 at 15:01
  • No error message. Window just closes.
    – Luke
    Mar 11, 2023 at 15:05
  • @Luke Sorry I have no clue. Please open an issue in github.com/bitcoin-core/gui/issues with more details, logs and screenshots
    – user133407
    Mar 11, 2023 at 15:10

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.