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Getting Started

Welcome to ESO Logs!

This article will help you get familiarized with the website, how to start logging in-game, and how to upload your logs. This process is very simple, but make sure you follow every step.

Account Setup

To upload logs to the site, you will need to create an account. Make sure to use a valid email as we verify your account via an activation email. If you can't see the email, make sure to check your spam folder.

In-game Settings

To enable combat logging in Elder Scrolls Online, just go to your chat window and type /encounterlog. That's all you have to do! This has to be done every time you want to log, as the toggle will turn off when you log out.

Now everything you and the players and enemies around you do will be written to a file called Encounter.log. This file can be found in the Documents/Elder Scrolls Online/live/Logs subdirectory for your Windows/Mac user. When you're all done, you can just exit the game or type /encounterlog again to turn logging off.

Uploading Logs

Log Uploader Clients

In order to upload logs to the website, you need to use a client application. We have two options, either the ESO Logs Uploader or the Overwolf Companion app.

The ESO Logs Uploader is a simpler version, which requires very little setup. Read more about the Uploader in our help article.

The Companion app is more in-depth and offers more features, such as an in-game overlay. Read more about the Companion app here.

If you have any issues getting the application to launch or install, you can either go to the forums to see if anyone has encountered the same issue, or join our Discord for help.

Uploading to the Website

There are two ways to log. The first option is to upload the entire log file after you are done with the content you wish to upload. The second way is what we call live logging. When you live log, the client monitors the log file and uploads any new fights instantly to the website.

When you upload logs, you have two choices of where they go. Every user gets a personal log space, where you can always upload. The second option is to your specific guild's logs. When you do this, everyone in the guild will be able to see the logs. This is a shared space for every guild member.


Is ESO Logs Safe?

ESO Logs simply takes raw combat log data and organizes it into a neat, visual format to allow you to analyze your performance. Processing your data this way is perfectly safe!

I turned logging on and am hitting a target dummy, but nothing is being written to that file! What gives?

Outside of raids, the combat log file is only written to when a certain number of events have been generated. This means it can be very slow to update if you are just doing solo content out in the world.

Contact Us

As always, we love to hear your feedback. Please join us on Discord to share any feedback and suggestions, or to ask any questions.

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If you have any support questions, please reach out to our support team at

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