Where can I find CCC's log file?

This documentation is for an older version of CCC. You can find the latest version here.
Last updated on April 30, 2015

Older versions of Carbon Copy Cloner frequently steered users towards the log file to find more information about task activity, errors, etc. Our goal with CCC 4 was to have the Task History window provide any information that the user might have tried to retrieve from the CCC log file. For debugging purposes, however, CCC 4 does still log its activity in the following files:

  • Task Activity: /Library/Application Support/com.bombich.ccc/pht_debug.log
  • Task Editing: ~/Library/Application Support/com.bombich.ccc/ccc_debug.log
  • CCC User Agent: ~/Library/Application Support/com.bombich.ccc/ua_debug.log

Tip: Hold down Command+Option and choose Open Debug Logs from the Carbon Copy Cloner menu to open these three files in the Console application.

If there's something specific that you're retrieving from the log that is not presented in the Task History window, please let us know. We'd prefer to consider exposing that information in the Task History window so you don't have to dig through the log. Also, note that basic details of task history are exposed in CCC's command-line utility, so that may be an easier way to get the information.

Where can I find a list of every file that CCC has copied?

CCC does not retain that information for each backup task. If you're concerned that CCC is copying too many or too few files, please contact us for assistance.

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