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If you’ve been using Kodi for some time now, you’ve probably seen this message error message, “One or more items failed to play. Check the log for details” at least more than once. Then, probably just sitting there thinking what the heck does this mean and where is the Kodi log?

How do you even open it? Well, in this tutorial we’ll direct you the right location where you can find it.

So, where is this Kodi’s Log?

Depending on your operating system, the Kodi’s log file is located in different locations. Check the list below to find out where it is.

  • Windows: C:\Users\{user_name}\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\kodi.log
  • Android:{storage}/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
  • Linux~/.kodi/kodi.log
  • iOS/private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi/kodi.log
  • Mac/Users/{user_name}/Library/Application Support/Kodi/kodi.log
  • OpenELEC/storage/.kodi/kodi.log
  • OSMC: /home/osmc/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
  • XBian: /home/xbian/.kodi/temp/kodi.log

What is Kodi’s Log?

Kodi’s log is actually just a plain text file and can be open with any text editor. It’ll have all the error message located within this file. It would be helpful to have this ready if you were intending to either google the issue or find help through support forums.

Viewing the Log Within Kodi

Kodi has an official suppository where you can download the Log Viewer to view you log file. It’s a very simple process and we’ll show you how access it within Kodi!

  • Select Addons
  • Select Addon Browser [package Icon]
  • Select Install from repository
  • Select Program Addons
  • Select Log Viewer
  • Select Install





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Graduated from UNLV as a dumb Biotechnology student, who is passionate about anything related to biology and technology! In hopes to help teach and guide people as simply as possible, he tries to create tutorials for users to learn and expand their knowledge!


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