I am running a full node using Bitcoin Core GUI on Windows 10. The conf file is in my bitcoin data directory, instead of being in the appdata/roaming folder. But Bitcoin-qt points to it by default and seems to work fine.
But bitcoind and bitcoin-cli are looking for the conf file in the appdata/roaming folder, which I guess is the reason the bitcoind server never appears to start. How do I start bitcoind and check if it is running or not? I need bitcoind to run so that I can use json-rpc commands.
If I run bitcoind on cmd, it appears to start downloading the whole blockchain again, which is unnecessary because I already have all of it.