I decided recently to get some BTC and bitcoin core was the storage solution I decided on.
I downloaded the software, and all seemed good. No messages about storage or such.
Around a month later I purchased BTC from an atm and sent it to the Core address.
Upon returning home, I found it was "out of sync". I literally wiped everything off my 250gb Mac in order to accommodate it. Still nothing.
I attempted to reduce the cache size, however Core told me I should reset, and so I did. However, this too didn't help.
I am trying to find how I can recover my private key from my passphrase and password.