I cannot find where the crash reports generated by my EV3 software are stored. I have looked where it tells me to, but I can't find any.

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    What OS are you using (Windows/Mac)? And what is the path that it told you to look for? Jun 23, 2015 at 17:19
  • Maybe the software never even crashed, that could be why. Jun 16, 2020 at 19:58

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The location of the crash logs would depend on the system you are using. I have mapped out the three candidates below:

If you are using the classic LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education software:

  • Open your existing or a new experiment.
  • Go to the Tools menu and select Data Log File Manager.
  • Browse to the .rdf file and click the Import button. (It can be on the brick or on your computer.)
  • If the directory is empty, there are no crash logs (yet)

If you are using EV3 Python, you are running through Visual Studio Code, and the crash handling will be done by VS.

On Windows, this would make the crash logs appear under %AppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\

If you are using EV3 Classroom

On Windows, this would make the crash logs appear under %AppData%\LEGO\Mindstorms\Logs\

On OSX, you can look for them at /Applications/LEGO\MINDSTORMS\EV3\Home\Edition.app/Contents/MacOS/MindstormsEV3

If you are using some third party program, the program provider should be able to advise you where logs are stored.

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