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

Updated: Thursday 27th October 2016

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.

For the 32 bit client of Elite Dangerous, please replace elite-dangerous-64 with FORC-FDEV-D-1010

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\ (64-bit: elite-dangerous-64_update.log, 32-bit: FORC-FDEV-D-1010_update.log)

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\ (64-bit: elite-dangerous-64_update.log, 32-bit: FORC-FDEV-D-1010_update.log)
  • FORC-FDEV-D-1010_update.log)

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\ (64-bit: elite-dangerous-64_update.log, 32-bit: FORC-FDEV-D-1010_update.log)
  • FORC-FDEV-D-1010_update.log)

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\ (64-bit: elite-dangerous-64_update.log, 32-bit: FORC-FDEV-D-1010_update.log)



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