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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.

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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.

https://blockchain.info/wallet/import-wallet

Some alternative, fast syncing Mac clients.

http://electrum.org/

https://multibit.org/

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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