Where are VisualSVN logs stored

VisualSVN plug-in generates diagnostic messages and passes them to log files. This article shows how to access these logs for further troubleshooting.

VisualSVN logs in latest Visual Studio versions

Modern VisualSVN versions write log messages into the %TEMP%\VisualSVN directory as individual text files with the *.log extension. Each log file contains a description of events during a single Visual Studio session.

Legacy VisualSVN logs in older Visual Studio versions

VisualSVN 5.4 or its predecessor installed on Visual Studio 2015 or older, stores log messages to the Windows Application event log. In case you use one of those versions, follow these instructions to navigate to the Windows Application log and filter out VisualSVN messages:

  1. StartEvent Viewer.
  2. In the console tree, expand Windows Logs and click Application.
  3. Click Filter Current Log on the Actions pane on the right.
  4. Select the VisualSVN source in the Event sources combo-box.
  5. Click the OK button.

Follow these steps to export the filtered log messages into a file:

  1. Click Save Filtered Log File As on the Actions pane on the right.
  2. Select Text (Tab delimited) (*.txt) as the file type to save as.
  3. Click the Save button.
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