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FARO® Knowledge Base

Log File Location for CAM2 Measure

The log files for CAM2 are sometimes needed by Customer Support for troubleshooting. These log files may be in addition to an .nfo file.

Attached is a tool that will automatically extract this information and save the information into a file named "" that is placed on your Windows desktop. Please send this .zip file to FARO Support. Copy the file "FARO CAM2 Support Information Retrieval.bat" that is attached to this e-mail to any location on the computer that has CAM2 installed and double click on it to run it.

Click here to download: CAM2 Support Information Retrieval Tool

If you have problems using this tool, the information can still be obtained manually. These log files are located on your hard drive. Depending on which version of CAM2 is being used, there are slightly different methods to obtain these files:

CAM2 M10:
The files can be either be obtained directly through CAM2 or by using Windows Explorer:

Directly from CAM2:

  1. Choose File -> Help
  2. Then choose Open Log Folder.
  3. Windows Explorer will manually open up to the path the log files are located in. Send all of these files to Support.

Using Windows Explorer:

Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder in Windows 7
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\FARO Technologies\CAM2 Measure\10.0\Logs

Use Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder in Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\CAM2 Measure\10.0\Logs

For CAM2 Q, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the following folder based on the operating system of the computer:

Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\FARO Technologies\CAM2 Q\1.0

Windows 7:
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\FARO Technologies\CAM2 Q\1.0

Sending the data:
Send all the files in folder to FARO Support for review. In addition to these please send an .nfo file for the computer. Click here for instructions to create this file.

Note: If you can not find these folders, make sure hidden files are shown:
Windows 7: Open folder options by clicking Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options. Click on the View tab. Under Advanced setting, click Show Hidden Files and Folders. Click OK.

XP: Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Folder Options. Under the View tab, click Show Hidden Files and Folders.


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