ULS logs in SharePoint 2013/SharePoint 2010 on premise

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ULS (Trace) Logs in SharePoint 2013/SharePoint 2010 on premise

Here I would explain details on how to write to ULS logs using code behind (this will be covered in next post), also I would focus on how to change ULS logs file path. This all implies for SharePoint on premise and not for SharePoint Online.

First let’s start with where ULS logs are stored by default on server and how to change the default path.

Following are details for SharePoint 2010

To find ULS logs path on server, need to go to

Central Admin -> Monitoring -> Configure Diagnostic Logging under Reporting


Click on Configure Diagnostic Logging will take us to Log Details page from where we can check path for ULS(Trace) logs.


Default path is (14 Hive): C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14LOGS

From here we can change path if we wish to store ULS logs to…

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Published by Aryan Nava

Founder of "BlockchainMind", CTO for two Blockchain startup during 2018, Cloud/DevOps Consultant and Blockchain Trainer

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