Accessing Logs


Occasionally, Roon Support will need to have a look at your logs or database. The instructions below will walk you through finding various folders that we might need to look into your issue. In most cases, you'll want to look at the machine running your Core, although sometimes Roon Support will ask you to send logs from a remote installation as well.  The steps below will walk you through zipping up the entire logs folder and getting it over to us. 

Remember to ALWAYS shut down Roon on whatever device you're getting logs from before copying, moving, or accessing your Roon database. Please don't send us snippets of logs or single log files, but the entire log folder for review in case there are errors in an earlier log.


  1. Locate your Roon or RoonServer database -- in most cases, you will want to send us logs from your Roon database (specific instructions on how to access the database found below) 
  2. Find the folder called `Logs`
    1. This folder generally contains Roon_log.txt , Roon_log.01.txt, ect. or RoonServer_log.txt, RoonServer_log.01.txt, ect. (if making use of RoonServer)
  3. Zip up the entire `Logs` folder
    1. On macOS: Right Click -> choose Compress Logs
    2. On Windows, Right Click -> choose Send To -> Compressed Zipped Folder
    3. Please do not send individual log files
  4. Rename the zip file to include your Community username, name, or your email address
    1. Please don't send your logs over as ``
  5. Send us a link to the zip file
    1. The easiest way to do this is to respond to us with a link from Dropbox (instructions here), Google Drive (instructions here) or similar services (OneDrive, Box, Firefox Send, etc)
    2. If you don't have access to any file sharing services, just let us know and we'll provide another way to upload logs directly to us


If Roon support needs access to your RAATServer logs, follow the instructions above, but instead of a folder called Roon or RoonServer, look for a folder called RAATServer. RAATServer logs can be useful when troubleshooting Audio-specific issues, but if you send you need to send RAATServer logs, please also include regular Roon / RoonServer logs as well.

Accessing Roon/RoonServer Logs

macOS Core

  1. Open Finder and click Go in the top bar
  2. Hold down the Option key (or Alt)(⌥) to unhide the Library folder
  3. Click the Library folder 
  4. Find and open the Roon or RoonServer folder 

Windows Core

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Click in the address area to the right of the text, to make it active like typing in a web browser, and type `%localappdata%
  3. Find and open the Roon or RoonServer folder 

Nucleus Core

Be sure to replace NUCLEUS with NUCLEUSPLUS if you have a Nucleus+
  1. Using a Windows machine, open File Explorer and navigate to \\NUCLEUS\Data and use Guest as the username and password. You should then see the RoonServer folder.
  2. Using a Mac, open Finder and navigate to smb://NUCLEUS/Data and use Guest as the username and password. You should then see the RoonServer folder.


  1. Using a Windows machine, open File Explorer and navigate to \\ROCK\Data and use Guest as the username and password. You should then see the RoonServer folder.
  2. Using a Mac, open Finder and navigate to smb://ROCK/Data and use Guest as the username and password. You should then see the RoonServer folder.

NAS Core

The RoonServer database folder will be in the RoonServer folder you set up when you installed Roon. For more about this, please see here.

Linux Core

  1. If you used our "easy installer" scripts, then Roon's database is located in /var/roon/RoonServer 
  2. If you ran Roon from the .tar.gz package by executing ./ without configuring the ROON_DATAROOT environment variable, then it will be in $HOME/.RoonServer
  3. If you have configured $ROON_DATAROOT manually, then it will be in $ROON_DATAROOT/RoonServer For full details of how Roon is installed on Linux, please see this article.
Some Roon Core devices may require additional steps to expose or allow access to the database or the Logs folder. Please check our Community Site or contact the manufacturer of your device if you're unsure. 


If you have downloaded Roon Server from the QNAP App Center, and you are running your Roon Core on a QNAP device, you can download your logs by clicking the "Ambulance" button: 

Synology Logs

You can manually download Roon Server’s log files by accessing your database storage location with your computer (or use Synology’s File Station). The log files are stored in the Logs folder in the RoonServer and RAATServer directory:

SonicTransporter Logs

You can get the logs by navigating to -> Manage -> Apps -> Roon.

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