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Open Preferences (CTRL + P) >>> Network & Cache and look for Chat Logs Location: Shows the location of your chat logs. (Chat logging is enabled in the Privacy tab.)

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Open Preferences (CTRL + P) >>> Network & Cache and look for Chat Logs Location: Shows the location of your chat logs. (Chat logging is enabled in the Privacy tab.)

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They are saved in your AppData. You can actually choose where to save them to if you want them somewhere more convenient to you, by clicking the "set" button next to the location in Preferences > Network & Cache tab. There is also an "Open" button, which opens their location for you.

If you have never opened the AppData folder on your computer before, it could stillbe  a hidden folder, which may be why you have not found the logs. You can un-hide hidden folders by going to folder options in your windows tools menu.

The other thing different about Firestorm is that the cache & logs etc are in a folder called Firestorm in AppData, instead of one called Second Life. This is so that Firestorm can be installed alongside other viewers such as Phoenix, without causing any conflicts from having the cache saved in the same place.

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The "Chat Logs location" in Firestorm's Preferences is just for IMs. SL Viewer continuously appends local-chat lines to the chat.txt file. Doesn't Firestorm also log local chat like SL Viewer?

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I have never cared to save local chat myself, but it's my understanding that Firestorm saves it in the same general storage location as your IMs if you enable the option in Prefs >> Network & Cache >> Save nearby chat logs on my computer (may cause lag)..

BTW, this is a rather ancient necropost. If you have a question, it is much smarter to start a new thread than to post like this. ;)

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It doesn't cause lag if you move the file to a backup folder each day, just put a little shell script in your shutdown routines...

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Logs are saved by default in C:\users\[Windows_username]\appdata\roaming\[viewername]\[SLusername]\chatlog.  The entries in [brackets] may vary depending on your own settings.  For example, [viewername] could be Second Life, Firestorm, or some other viewer.

The appdata folder is normally a "hidden" folder.  You can opt to view hidden files and folders in Windows, in "This PC".  See the screenshot below.

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You can also specify a directory where the logs will be saved, in your viewer's Preferences, as previously noted.

Each user name will have its own chatlog folder, if you have more than one Second Life account.

If you choose to log IMs, each person or group you have an IM with will have its own text file.  For example, if you IM me, you will have a log file called lindal_kidd.txt.  Every time we talk, that file will be appended to.

If you choose to log local (nearby) chat, the file will be called "chat.txt".  It can grow rather large, for a text file.  I check it every few months; I chop off and save the older text and give that file another name.

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