I've bought Bitcoins and had them directed to a wallet on the Bitcoin-Qt software. Unfortunately I was not aware of the sync process. And now I've got no access to the Btc's and I feel like the syncing will never happen.

Running on Mac OS X 10.8.5 2.3 GHz Itel i7 16 GB Memory

Running Bitcoin v0.8.5

Thanks so much.


You can quickly import your wallet to blockchain.info, which will give you instant access to your funds. From there you can send them back to a usable wallet on your Mac, such as Electrum or MultiBit which don't require lengthy synchronisation times. I do not recommend you leave your funds in a web-based wallet like Blockchain.info's for longer than you need to, but they are generally regarded as being trustworthy.

Find your wallet.dat in /Users/<name>/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/, and follow the instructions on the page below.


Some alternative, fast syncing Mac clients.



Good luck.

  • Thanks so much for the help and quick reply. It worked very easily. I've heard good things about electrum. Much appreciation for taking the time to help :)
    – Daniel
    Dec 4 '13 at 14:30
  • You're welcome. Make sure to back your seed properly, and you'll never be at risk of losing your coins.
    – Anonymous
    Dec 4 '13 at 15:49

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