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Quark is an open source software used mainly as a digital currency that employs multiple cryptographic algorithms, which unlike fiat/national currencies provides the platform for a decentralised monetary system.

Quark was launched in 2013 with the belief that the control of money should not be in the hands of the few, but in the hands of the many. This forum tries to build on that ideology by distributing Quarks in the hands of those that are active in the community. By posting quality articles and contributing to general discussions you will earn Quarks.

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Quark core wallet configuration file 3


  1. Mako
    The configuration file for Quark named quarkcoin.conf is a list of setting=value pairs, one per line, with optional comments starting with the '#' character. It is not automatically created; you can create it using your favorite plain-text editor or download it from above.

    Note: If you are using Windows as your operating system make sure when you save it to use the ".conf" file extension because editors on Windows tend to use the extra ".txt" extension which is hidden. To avoid this problem follow these steps: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/865219

    Quark data folder location

    By default, Quark (or quarkcoind) will look for a file named 'quarkcoin.conf' in the quark data directory. The quark directory/folder is where your Quark data files are stored including the blockchain, your wallet data file and other important files. The default location of the folder is different depending on what OS you're using.

    "AppData" and "Application data" are hidden by default on Windows. To open the folder go to Start -> Run (or press WinKey+R) and run this:
    explorer %APPDATA%\Quarkcoin
    Quark's data folder will open. For most users, this is the following locations:
    C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application data\Quarkcoin (XP)
    C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\Quarkcoin (Vista and 7)

    By default Quark will put its data here:
    You need to do a "ls -a" to see directories that start with a dot.

    If that's not it, you can do a search like this:
    find / -name wallet.dat -print 2>/dev/null

    By default Quark will put its data here:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Quarkcoin/
    If you can't find it, try this instead(thanks to @canier): go to "finder"/"go"/ press down the alt option button on your keyboard, the library folder shows up, then click Application Support and the folder Quarkcoin should be in there.