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How to edit config.plist [Clover/OpenCore]

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers editing of Clover and OpenCore config.plist using several methods. You can use this guide to edit your config.plist even on Windows or Linux.

Clover and OpenCore config.plist is in XML format which can be edited using any standard text editor, however, it is not recommended to use a text editor for this purpose as sometimes this can lead to a corruption of the plist and therefore you may not be able to boot. It is very easy to edit the config.plist using specific tools such as Xcode, Plist Editor or Clover/OpenCore Configurator.

Method #1: Using Clover Configurator


Clover Configurator is one of the widely used tool to edit config.plist and mount EFI Partition. However, the editing of config.plist is limited to Clover only. To edit your Clover config.plist using Clover Configurator, follow the steps below.

1. Download Clover Configurator from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. If you're having your Clover config.plist somewhere else than in your ESP, simply open the config.plist with Clover Configurator and you can edit the required parameters.
4. Once done editing, save the config.plist

NOTE:
  • Use the latest Clover configurator with the latest Clover Bootloader.

Method #2: Using OpenCore Configurator


OpenCore Configurator is one of the widely used tool to edit config.plist and mount EFI Partition. However, the editing of config.plist is limited to OpenCore only. To edit your OpenCore config.plist using OpenCore Configurator, follow the steps below.

1. Download OpenCore Configurator from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. If you're having your OpenCore config.plist somewhere else than in your ESP, simply open the config.plist with OpenCore Configurator and you can edit the required parameters.
4. Once done editing, save the config.plist

NOTE:
  • Use the latest OpenCore configurator with the latest OpenCore Bootloader.

Method #3: Using Xcode


Using Apple's Xcode you can edit not only your Clover and OpenCore config.plist but any XML file. To edit your config.plist using Xcode, follow the steps below.

1. On your Mac, open App Store and search for Xcode
2. Download Xcode and wait for the installation.
3. Once installed, open Xcode, and from the File menu, open your config.plist and edit it accordingly.
4. Once done editing, save the config.plist

Method #4: Using Plist Editor Pro


Using Plist Editor Pro, you can also edit any XML file including Clover and OpenCore config.plist. To edit your config.plist using Plist Editor Pro, follow the steps below.

1. Download Plist Editor Pro from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. Open the App and from the File menu, open your config.plist and edit it accordingly.
4. Once done editing, save the config.plist

Method #5: Using Proper Tree


Like OC Auxilary Tools, you can edit your config.plist using Proper Tree. Proper Tree is also limited to OpenCore only and is cross-platform. To edit your OpenCore config.plist using Proper Tree, follow the steps below.

1. Download Proper Tree from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. If you're having your OpenCore config.plist somewhere else than in your ESP, simply open the config.plist with Proper Tree and you can edit the required parameters.
4. Once done editing, save the config.plist

Method #6: Using OC Auxiliary Tools


Using OC Auxiliary Tools, you can edit your config.plist. However, the editing of config.plist is limited to OpenCore only. But you have the advantage of Cross-Platform i.e. you can use the tool on Windows, Mac, and also Linux. To edit your OpenCore config.plist using OC Auxiliary Tools, follow the steps below.

1. Download OC Auxiliary Tools from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. If you're having your OpenCore config.plist somewhere else than in your ESP, simply open the config.plist with OC Auxiliary and you can edit the required parameters.
4. Once done editing, save the config.plist

Method #7: Using Xplist


Using Xplist, you can also edit your config.plist. Xplist is also a cross-platform editor which supports Windows, Mac and Linux. To edit your config.plist using Xplist, follow the steps below.

1. Download Xplist from the downloads section of this forum.
2. Extract the zip and you'll get the App.
3. Open the App and from the File menu, open your config.plist and edit it accordingly.
4. Once done editing, save the config.plist
 
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