MacOS has no default program association with the .conf file type; this prevent the PIVX Wallet application from opening the Wallet Configuration file (or pivx.conf) from the Tools dropdown menu.


To Navigate to the configuration file from the Desktop:

  1. Open a finder window, 
  2. Select the "Go" dropdown menu. 
  3. In this menu please press the "Go to Folder..." option. 
  4. In the window that opens type: ~/Library/Application Support/PIVX and press enter. 
    1. If the folder cannot be found please repeat the steps and enter: ~/.pivx
    2. If the folder still cannot be found:
      1. Open the wallet and select the tools drop down menu
      2. Select the Wallet Repair option.
      3. Make note of the folder which contains the wallet in use.
      4. Use the specified folder in the "Go to Folder..." option.
  5. Double click on pivx.conf
  6. A popup window will state that "There is no application set to open the document “pivx.conf”. Press the Choose Application... button
  7. Now in the window that opens scroll down to select the TextEdit application and select open.
  8. Enter your configuration updates.
  9. Click the file dropdown menu and select save.
  10. Click the file dropdown menu and select close.
  11. Restart the wallet for the configuration to take effect.

To Navigate to the configuration file from within the Application:

  1. Open the PIVX Wallet
  2. Click the Tools dropdown menu and select "Show Automatic Backups." This will open a finder window with a bunch of wallet.dat files in it.
  3. Click this finder window and press the cmd key along with the up arrow at the same time. This will cause your finder window to move up one directory into the PIVX data directory.
  4. Double click on pivx.conf
  5. A popup window will state that "There is no application set to open the document “pivx.conf”. Press the Choose Application... button
  6. Now in the window that opens scroll down to select the TextEdit application and select open.
  7. Enter your configuration updates.
  8. Click the file dropdown menu and select save.
  9. Click the file dropdown menu and select close.
  10. Restart the wallet for the configuration to take effect.

To navigate to the configuration file from the Terminal:

  1. Open the terminal by using Spotlight search in OS X, searching for “terminal”
  2. Determine your user name by entering:
     id -un


  3. Enter the following where <username> is replaced with the output from line 2: 
    1. High Sierra: 
      open -a TextEdit /Users/<username>/.pivx/pivx.conf
    2. Other: 
      open -a TextEdit /Users/<username>/Library/Application\ Support/PIVX.pivx.conf
  4. Enter your configuration updates.
  5. Click the file dropdown menu and select save.
  6. Click the file dropdown menu and select close.
  7. Restart the wallet for the configuration to take effect.