I had been running bitcoin core qt for a few months fine and then on rebooting my mac and opening the application the following prompt popped up

Error: Cannot parse configuration file: specified data directory ""/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/"" does not exist..

I'm a long way from being technically competent but I'm 99% sure the data directory does exist.

Any advice on what else this could be? or what I'm doing wrong?

  • this error pops up if the mentioned directory is not found... so please dbl check if it exists... otherwise startup bitcoin-qt with --resetguisettings (/Applications/Bitcoin-Qt.app/Contents/MacOS/Bitcoin-Qt --resetguisettings). Feb 21, 2019 at 5:52

1 Answer 1

  1. Place bitcoin core in the application folder
  2. Start terminal
  3. Paste
/Applications/Bitcoin-Qt.app/Contents/MacOS/Bitcoin-Qt --resetguisettings
  1. Hit enter

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