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I tried searching "$HOME/.bitmonero" and just ".bitmonero" in my finder window and then pressing command+shift+. but I can't find anything...?

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In finder hold down cmd and shift then the period. The period toggles hidden files that start with a '.' like '.bitmonero'.

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$HOME is a variable holding the path to your home directory. $HOME is the name of the variable, but what we want is its value. In your terminal, you can type echo $HOME to find the value of this variable. Then you can navigate to this directory with your finder. On MacOS it should be something like /Users/[your-username-here].

By typing literally $HOME in your finder, you searched for a directory with $HOME in it, not the value of this variable.

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