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[Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:01 pm
by Miles
The location of the WoW combat log depend on a lot of things, but one sure way to find it is with Process Explorer from Microsoft.

1. Download it from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysi ... 96653.aspx
2. Run the program. File -> Show Details for All Processes
3. Start WoW, type /combatlog to open the file
4. Go back to Process Explorer, press Ctrl-F, Search for Combat. Make sure you capitalize the C, it's case sensitive!
5. You should get something like in the screenshot.

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Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:42 pm
by Noxsham
Or, go to the way you load wow and right click it and pick Properties.

Now in the box called Start in: (2nd white box from the top) it will say where your wow file is. Normal it will be "C:\Program Files\World of warcraft"

Now you know where you installed wow onto your computer. The combat log shold be in the logs file inside your world of warcraft file.

This also works on other OS's give or take a name here and there.

Hope this helps :)

Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:50 pm
by Maihem
That works for most cases, though not all. The method above is foolproof (as far as I'm aware).

One such case arises when you have Windows' UAC enabled and WoW installed in a protected folder. Given that WoW runs with limited privileges, your files will not end up in the actual logs folder, but the virtualized version in C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\path\to\WoW\Logs.

Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 4:48 pm
by Apada
and when this doesn't work what do i do?

Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 5:12 pm
by Miles
[windows]+[r] cmd [enter]

cd /d c:\ [enter]
dir /a /s wowcombatlog.txt [enter]

And wait. This assumes you've installed wow on c:\, if not, change the drive letter. If you have installed it on d:\ and didn't find anything there, try c:\ too. It could be moved to somewhere deep in C:\Users\...\AppData\

Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:56 am
by dogbert4pres
I have followed all in this thread and my wowcombatlog.txt just plain does nto exist or is listed in the process explorer even though manually starting with wow /combatlog was typed. Windows 7 64 bit

Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:20 pm
by Maihem
Have you clicked File > Show details for all processes?

Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 2:46 am
by VailOnDarkspear
For clarity, as it appears at least one person above was confused, you are to type /combatlog into the chat in-game. This is NOT a command line switch that you start WoW with.

Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:30 am
by Aceydubs
Can I please get a detailed description like this for Mac?

Re: [Windows] Where's my WoWCombatLog.txt?

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:20 pm
by Maihem
On Mac OS X, the Logs dir should usually be set to

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/Applications/World of Warcraft/Logs