I tried really hard to figure this out on my own, but I'm pretty out of my depth, and I feel like the things that I have found that could answer my questions assume I already know some stuff. I'm fairly new to crypto, but I kept hearing everyone say to get your stuff off of the exchanges and into a wallet. I got the wallet from the ethereum website, opened it up, saw an address, and sent my ETH there. I can link the transaction if that's helpful. I have been unable to sync since then. I can get within 100ish blocks, but then it just stops. I'm well past the block containing my transaction, but my wallet still reads as empty. I see now that I'm supposed to have command line tools or something. I don't know nearly as much about computers as my mom thinks I do, and I'm wondering what I can do to access my ETH. Can anyone help me?
To see your current balance you're going to need to fully sync your wallet.
If your're having issues syncing check you're using the latest wallet and try deleting your chaindata and trying to sync again.
If you're still not seeing the transaction after a full sync it might me worth checking you sent the ether to the right address!