FaqLogMessagesFile

Where do I find the NetBeans log file to attach to the error report?

The NetBeans IDE keeps its log messages in a file called /var/log/messages.log in the NetBeans userdir. The log file is very useful for troubleshooting and tracking down sources of error. When you report an issue, you should attach this file to the report.

NetBeans 7.2 or newer

Here are some examples where a user named joe would find the NetBeans IDE 7.2 log file on various operating systems:

OS Path
Windows 7 C:\Users\joe\AppData\Roaming\NetBeans\7.2\var\log\messages.log
Windows XP c:\Documents and Settings\joe\Application Data\NetBeans\7.3\var\log\messages.log

Application Data directory is localised to your Windows XP installation language

Unix-like ~/.netbeans/7.2/var/log/messages.log
Mac OS X /Users/joe/Library/Application Support/NetBeans/7.2/var/log/messages.log

NetBeans 7.1 or older

Here are some examples where a user named joe would find the NetBeans IDE 6.7 log file on various operating systems:

OS Path
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\joe\.netbeans\6.7\var\log\messages.log
Windows Vista C:\Users\joe\.netbeans\6.7\var\log\message.log
Unix-like /home/joe/.netbeans/6.7/var/log/messages.log
Mac OS X /Users/joe/.netbeans/6.7/var/log/messages.log

Read more on how to find the NetBeans userdir.

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