How often do you get an error warning on Kodi while viewing a movie, recommending that you examine the log file? I’m sure you can relate to this since it has occurred to me very often.
One of the first things people will ask for if you visit the official Kodi forums for assistance is a copy of your log file. This basic text file records everything about Kodi’s activity.
You can learn many helpful details about your system from it, and it will be a huge help when you’re trying to fix anything.
Find out how to access the Kodi log file and where it is stored in this helpful guide. Then, I’ll demonstrate how to access the log file inside Kodi.
Where can I get the Kodi Log File?
The location of Kodi’s log file varies per operating system. While Kodi may be installed and used on Android TVs, the log file is not in the exact location as it is on a PC.
The most common locations for the log file are documented on the Kodi Wiki.
For Kodi user data on a Mac, go to: /Users/your username>/Library/Application Support/Kodi/userdata/.
Filesystem Location: Linux.kodi/userdata/
You may find the Windows version of Kodi under the %LOCALAPPDATA%PackagesXBMCFoundation.Kodi 4n2hpmxwrvr6pLocalCacheRoamingKodi folder.
To access what you need, though, you don’t have to launch your chosen file manager and go deep into your device’s file system. Here’s a quick way to see Kodi’s log files in-app: The in-built log viewer should be used.
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Conclusion: Kodi Not Working?
Verify the log file if you are having problems with the Kodi installation. The Log Viewer addon comes highly recommended by Kodi developers.
For my needs, that is plenty, thus I recommend that everyone use Kodi.