My Mac laptop does not have enough storage to sync more than 51.57% of headers needed and i cannot access my bitcoin payment. I have tried creating space, trying to change data directory and importing my bitcoin core wallet online. The Bitcoin core app now closes immediately after opening due to my disk almost full.

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Have you tried to reduce storage with pruning mode? https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node#reduce-storage

  • I am confused on how to do so exactly. I tried inputting prune commands in the console but all i got was errors
    – Alex Salsa
    May 24, 2019 at 10:52
  • @AlexSalsa I put prune=550 to the bitcoin.conf file, Bitcoin core takes about 2GB on my PC May 24, 2019 at 11:06
  • what exactly would you write because it always says error maybe it is different for mac?
    – Alex Salsa
    May 24, 2019 at 11:19
  • i tried a youtube video and it seems to be working. thankyou for now if it screws up i will be back
    – Alex Salsa
    May 24, 2019 at 11:35

You could add storage ,flash drive or external hard drive and run Bitcoin core app from it instead.(after being installed on it)

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