Program runs but doesn't seem to be able to synchronize with network. Is there more to installing program than just dragging into applications folder?

I'm also confused about why I don't have a Bitcoin folder in Application Support folder of Library folder... (If invisible, how do I make it visible?)

I'm a returning user after being away for about a year.... trying to access an old wallet.dat file saved on USB stick

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    A few more details please. The current Bitcoin-Qt (v0.7.0) works with that version. What version are you running? Does the client show connections? Is the block count stuck, or just loading sloooowwwly? Are you on an encrypted filesystem? Oct 18 '12 at 23:14
  • Bitcoin-QT isnt much a Mac friendly. Despite the fact is for Mac users. I strongly recommend you use Electrum. Which is recommended also by bitcoin.org May 15 '13 at 5:03

Apple 10.7 hides the Users Library folder (where bitcoins saves its stuff), it's there, just not visible. Open terminal and enter chflags nohidden ~/Library to make it visible.


You can also use the Finder to access the folder Bitcoin-Qt stores the blockchain and its other files:

  • select the Go menu; pick Go To Folder…
  • type ~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/
  • press Return

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