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RStudio Desktop IDE Application Logs

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If you are experiencing difficulties with the RStudio Desktop IDE, then finding your RStudio application logs may help you get to the bottom of your problem. To browse the directory containing the logs, you can do the following:

From within RStudio Desktop IDE:

Help Menu -> Diagnostics -> Show Log Files

Or if RStudio Desktop IDE is not starting:

Windows:

You can open an Explorer window to the log file directory by typing the following command into Start -> Run:

  • For Windows Vista and 7+: %localappdata%\RStudio-Desktop\log

  • For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\RStudio-Desktop\log

Mac OS X:

You can open a Finder window to the log file directory by typing the following command at the Terminal:

open ~/.rstudio-desktop/log/

Linux:

You can open a File Browser to the log file directory by typing the following command at the Terminal:

nautilus ~/.rstudio-desktop/log/

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