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Game installation and file locations - NetLog/AppConfig/Client log/Update log/Game folder

Updated: Friday 5th October 2018

Listed below are the default file for the varying Windows installations of Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons.

If you need to locate your file locations on a Mac please see  this FAQ article.

Tip: You can copy and paste these locations into the address bar of Windows Explorer to go straight to the folders themselves.

Standard Elite Dangerous Installation:

  • NetLog -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\Products\elite-dangerous-64\logs\
  • AppConfig.xml -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\Products\elite-dangerous-64\
  • Game installation folder -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\Products\elite-dangerous-64\
  • TelemetryCache.log -> C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Frontier Developments\Elite Dangerous\
  • Client.log -> C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Frontier_Developments\logs\
  • Update.log -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\logs\ 

Alternative Elite Dangerous Installation:

  • NetLog -> C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Frontier Developments\Products\elite-dangerous-64\logs\
  • AppConfig.xml -> C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Frontier_Developments\Products\elite-dangerous-64\
  • Game installation folder -> C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Frontier_Developments\Products\elite-dangerous-64\
  • Client.log -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\EDLaunch\logs\
  • Update.log -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\EDLaunch\logs\ 

Steam Installation (may differ if using Steam Libraries):

  • NetLog -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Elite Dangerous\Products\elite-dangerous-64\Logs\
  • AppConfig.xml -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Elite Dangerous\Products\elite-dangerous-64\
  • Game installation folder -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Elite Dangerous\Products\elite-dangerous-64\
  • Client.log -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Elite Dangerous\logs\
  • Update.log -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Elite Dangerous\logs\ 

Oculus Home Installation (may differ if custom installation options):

  • NetLog -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Software\frontier-developments-plc-elite-dangerous\Products\elite-dangerous-64\Logs\
  • AppConfig.xml -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Software\frontier-developments-plc-elite-dangerous\Products\elite-dangerous-64\
  • Game installation folder -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Software\frontier-developments-plc-elite-dangerous\
  • Client.log -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Software\frontier-developments-plc-elite-dangerous\logs\
  • Update.log -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Software\frontier-developments-plc-elite-dangerous\logs\ 

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