Just finished syncing the whole blockchain after days and I realize the bitcoin settings were "pruning", which means I cannot use it as a wallet.

is it the normal behavior of bitcoin core v0.19.0.1 to automatically prune the blockchain ?

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    Pruning does not necessarily interfere with using it as a wallet. In general it will work fine, except if you need to import old wallet files. Dec 11 '19 at 19:58
  • except for importing private keys
    – Eagle1
    Dec 12 '19 at 15:12

No, the default behavior of bitcoin core v0.19.0.1 is still the non pruning mod.

You should check your bitcoin.conf file depending on your operating system there is a line about pruning which should be something likeprune=550 in your case, just put a # to deactivate it again like #prune=550.

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    The GUI does prompt to prune.
    – Claris
    Dec 11 '19 at 15:56
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    yes I re-did the install and the chain and it does ask if you want to prune.I guess I ticked yes without knowing...
    – Eagle1
    Dec 12 '19 at 15:13

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