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How To enable debug logs

How to enable debug logging in SmartFTP.

Note: This should only be done to enable logging for debug purpose. If you want to enable logging of your transfers in SmartFTP go to the menu: File - Settings and then go to the General - Advanced dialog.

  1. Download and install the latest version of the Windows SDK in case it is not installed yet
  2. Go to the SDK folder. E.g.
    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Kits\8.1\Windows Performance Toolkit\"
  3. Register the instrumentation manifest
    wevtutil um
    wevtutil im

  4. Start the session
    xperf -start usersession -on SmartFTP:5 -f smartftp.etl

  5. Start SmartFTP

  6. Stop the session
    xperf -stop usersession 

  7. Open the etl log in Windows Event Viewer: 
    eventvwr.exe /l:smartftp.etl
    or alternatively in Windows Performance Analyzer
    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Windows Kits\8.1\Windows Performance Toolkit\wpa.exe" smartftp.etl


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