Where are my chat and IM logs stored?

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If you have chat or IM logging enabled, Second Life will automatically save your conversations to your hard drive. The location of your logs may vary by operating system, or you can set the location yourself.

KBcaution.png Important: You may need to enable your file browser's ability to view hidden files in order to access your chat logs at their default location. Be very careful when accessing hidden system files; they are usually hidden so you can't change or delete them by accident! If you need to access your chat logs often, you should use this guide to relocate them to a more accessible folder.

To find your chat and IM logs:

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences on the menu bar.
  2. Go to the Privacy tab.
  3. Under Location of logs, check the path listed next to the Browse button. If you have been logging chat or IM, your logs are stored in this location.

Kb Preferences log path.jpg

To change the location of your future chat and IM logs:

  1. Go to Edit > Preferences on the menu bar.
  2. Go to the Privacy tab.
  3. Under Location of logs, click the Browse button.
  4. Choose a new location for your future chat and IM logs.
KBnote.png Note: This does not change the location of your current logs. If you wish to keep appending to your current logs, you should move them to the new location.


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