How To: Create an ArcMap startup log


Instructions provided describe how to create a startup log file.


  1. Navigate to Start > Run, type cmd.
    Click OK.
  2. Change directory to <arcgis_install>\bin.

    If ArcGIS Desktop was installed to the default location, change directory to this location. Type the following path and press Enter:

    C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\bin

  3. Type the following command and press Enter:

    arcmap.exe /log

  4. To view the log file, type the following and press Enter:

    notepad arcmap.log