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2.1. Where are the Workbench logfiles?

The logfiles* created by the CLC Workbenches are called

  • clc-workbench.log
  • output.log
  • error.log.

The location of these files is specific to the OS being used: 

User home -> .clcbio -> workbench -> log

Windows 7,  Windows 8 and Windows 10:
C:\ -> Users -> %username% -> AppData -> Roaming -> CLC bio -> Workbench -> log


/Users/%username%/Library/Application Support/CLC bio/Workbench/log

The Library folder is hidden by default. You can view it by opening a Finder window, pulling down the "Go" menu and then holding down the shift key. The Library option should then be visible in the menu. Click on it and then navigate to the location above. Alternatively, choose the Go to Folder option under the Go menu and then enter the path above into the text box, replacing %username% with your username, and click Go.


Locations on older systems (no longer supported) that are different from above

Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
User home -> Library -> Application Support -> CLC bio -> Workbench -> log

On Windows 2000 and XP
C:\ -> Documents and Settings -> %username% -> Application Data -> CLC bio -> Workbench -> log


* On CLC Main Workbench 6.7 and earlier and CLC Genomics Workbench version 5.5.2 and earlier, there are only two log files: output.log and error.log.

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