2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2017 9:21 AM by Vladimir Komarov RSS

    Sense Archived Logs location

    Jonathan Barrett

      is it possible to change the location of the archived logs, currently they store in

      c:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository\Archived Logs


      just a bit concerned about them filling up my servers C drive and don't want to delete them too regularly.

        • Re: Sense Archived Logs location
          Janani Reddy

          Hi John, Although its a very late response.. hope it helps.


          Archive Logs location can be identified from QMC >> Data Connections >> (check the Path for connection ArchivedLogsFolder)

          Normally it path is set as c:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository\Archived Logs\ which can modified





            • Re: Sense Archived Logs location
              Vladimir Komarov



              Yes, as Janani Reddy has mentioned, you can change the default Logs folder(s) location... But it might create a problem with upgrades (I did not check it lately, but Qlik used to overwrite the custom settings and configure your system to the default parameters....)


              I am using a "link" method instead: I am "linking" default folders on C: drive to their actual locations on other (larger) partitions:


              How to “link” folders:



              • Have services offline
              • Start > cmd (run as admin)
              • cd /d E:\
              • mkdir "Archived Logs"
              • cd /d C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository
              • rename "Archived Logs-old" "Archived Logs-2"
              • mklink /J "C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository\Archived Logs" "E:\Archived Logs"
              • (copy the files in Archived Logs-2 to the E (or D or whatever) drive, either by command line or cut/paste so that E:\Archived Logs\ has single folder in it (e.g. qlikserver.domain.local in my environment) then a bunch of subfolders for each service
              • Bring services back online



              mklink /J "C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository\Archived Logs" "d:\QlikLinks\Archived Logs"

              mklink /J "C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Log" "d:\QlikLinks\Log"

              mklink /J "C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Apps" "d:\QlikLinks\Apps"


              And I am doing it for Logs, Archived Logs, and Apps folders.....


              Hope it helps!





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