Locating the Message Log


Reference Number: KB-02908
Last Modified: May 26, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials



QUESTION

The Chief Architect Technical Support team requested that I send in the program's Message Log file. How do I find this file? 


ANSWER

The Message Log for Chief Architect software contains information that can help Chief Architect Technical Support determine the cause of problems experienced within the software. In this article we will show you where to find the Message Log for your particular system. 


To locate the Message Log in Microsoft Windows

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and the letter R at the same time.


  2. In the Run dialog that appears, type %localappdata% and click OK.

    Accessing the LocalAppData using the Run dialog in Windows


  3. This will open a new File Explorer window to the \AppData\Local folder on your system.


  4. Open the file folder corresponding to your product, and inside you will see a text file named Message Log.txt.


  5. Open the Message Log and select File> Save As from the menu, then save a copy of the log to your Desktop.


  6. Send this file to Technical Support using the Online Support Center.

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To locate the Message Log in Apple macOS

  1. Open Finder and select Go> Go to folder from the menu.


  2. In the Go to Folder window that appears, type ~/Library/Application Support and click Go.

    Using Go to Folder to browse to a file location on Mac


  3. This will open a new Finder window to the Application Support folder of the current user.


  4. Open the file folder corresponding to your product, and inside you will see a text file named Message Log.txt.


  5. Open the Message Log and select File> Save As from the menu, then save a copy of the log to your Desktop.


  6. Send this file to Technical Support using the Online Support Center.

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