Discussion in 'CloneBD' started by njweb, Jul 17, 2021.
Can someone explain how to open CloneBD log files?
you don't. They're for developer diagnostics, and pretty useless without the specialised analysis tools. While archive extraction tools like winzip/winrar/7zip are probably able to open them, most of the data is encrypted.
As Ch3vr0n said, you can try if you are able to open the file with a zip tool like it is possible with .astlog files.
In .astlog files there is a .txt file which is nothing more than the console log that you already can see within AS itself (I think) and a decryptet file. Maybe this is the case for your file as well. But since I never got a cbdlog I cannot tell you anything about it.
The .cdblog file is just a standard Zip Archive. You can give the file a .zip extension and directly open it with Windows Explorer... or use any other Archive Manager, like 7zip, WinZip or WinRar.
Most files are generic text files with log information, a few files are binary dumps of structures. No file is encrypted.
Thanks everyone and thanks Fabian for confirming they are not encrypted.
The reason I wanted to know:
I started backing up one movie and left my computer to do something else. When I returned to the computer, the CloneBD UI / completion confirmation screen(s) had closed (first time this has happened), so I did not know for sure whether or not the backup was successful nor whether there were any read errors along the way.
So, was figured maybe CloneBD's log is like Imgburn's log or that of other programs...
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