Saving System Report and system.log files (macOS)

This Article Applies to:

  • MacOS Operating Systems

macOS 11.1

System Report

  1. Click the apple logo in the top-left corner
  2. Click About This Mac
  3. Click System Report
  4. Press COMMANDS
  5. Type the name for the report, choose where to save it, and click Save

system.log

  1. Open Finder
  2. Navigate to Applications ▸ Utilities ▸ Console
  3. Click system.log, then click File ▸ Reveal in Finder in the top-left corner
  4. Select the system.log file and drag it to the desired folder

macOS 10.12 through 10.15

System Report

  1. Click the apple logo in the top-left corner
  2. Click About This Mac
  3. Click System Report
  4. Press COMMANDS
  5. Type the name for the report, choose where to save it, and click Save

system.log

  1. Open Finder
  2. Navigate to Applications ▸ Utilities ▸ Console
  3. Select the system.log file from the left frame and drag it to the desired folder

OS X 10.11

System Report

  1. Click the apple logo in the top-left corner
  2. Click About This Mac
  3. Click System Report
  4. In the menu bar, click Choose File ▸ Save
  5. Type the name for the report, choose where to save it, and click Save

system.log

  1. Open Finder
  2. Navigate to Apps ▸ Utilities ▸ Console
  3. In the left part of the window, find the Files section
  4. Select the system.log file
  5. In the menu bar, click File ▸ Save a Copy As
  6. Type the name for the file, choose where to save it, and click Save

OS X 10.9 and 10.10

System Report

  1. Open Finder
  2. Navigate to Apps ▸ Utilities
  3. Double-click System Information
  4. In the menu bar, click File ▸ Save
  5. Type the name for the file, choose where to save it, and click Save

system.log

  1. Open Finder
  2. Navigate to Apps ▸ Utilities
  3. Double-click Console
  4. In the left part of the window, select system.log
  5. In the menu bar, click File ▸ Save a Copy As
  6. Type the name for the file, choose where to save it, and click Save