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Visual Studio 2015 Support | Visual Studio 2018-01-10T08:22:01+00:00

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How can I get the Visual Studio Installation logs?

Some users may want to learn more about their installation by viewing their installation logs. To obtain the installation logs download the Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET Framework Log Collection Tool.
  1. Click Download
  2. Select Collect.exe
  3. Select Next
  4. Select Save
  5. Open an Administrative Command Prompt Window
  6. Navigate to you Downloads Folder
  7. Find the tool "Collect"
  8. Right click on it and select "Run as Administrator"
  9. If a window comes up, click Yes to allow.
  10. Let the tool run
  11. tool will begin scanning and you will see text added inside of the Command Prompt Window
  12. When tool is finished do the following
  13. Open your File Explorer
  14. Enter %temp% where you enter the path
  15. Search for a file called vslogs
  16. Open vslogs
  17. Open the Temp folder inside of vslogs
  18. The Visual Studio installation logs will be located there.
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