Where can I find the IIS log?

Better Stack Team
Updated on November 9, 2023

You can find your IIS log file in the following directory:


If the directory doesn’t exist in your system, try looking in the following directory


This directory contains similar log files that only represent errors.

If nothing above works for you, check IIS Manager. Select the computer on the left pane, and in the middle pane, go under Logging in the IIS area. There you will see the default location for all sites.

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