Specified data directory does not exist – but it does…

anyone ever had a similar issue where the directory exists but bitcoin-cli isn’t recognizing it? Perhaps this is related to me setting the folder up as a symlink to my external HDD?

Thank you! aaronson

-Mac-mini:~ $   bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 1 Error reading configuration file: specified data directory "/Users/---/Library/Application\ Support/Bitcoin" does not exist. -Mac-mini:~ $   cd /Users/---/Library/Application\ Support/Bitcoin -Mac-mini:Bitcoin $   ls banlist.dat bitcoind.pid    chainstate  db.log      peers.dat bitcoin.conf    blocks      database    debug.log   wallet.dat