I downloaded the blockchain from a torrent, but when I imported my old wallet.dat file, the balance is not showing. I am unfamiliar with console operation, so please be as specific as possible. Thank You!
Press Cmd + Shift + G
bitcoin.conf with TextEdit
Add this line:
Save it, then run Bitcoin-qt.
After you the rescan ends and you quit don't forget to revert the bitcoin.conf
Right click Bitcoin-qt
Choose "Show package contents"
Go to Contents/MacOS/Bitcoin-Qt
Drag the file to terminal
Don't quit Terminal before the rescan ends and you quit Bitcoin-qt