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Old 05-24-2013, 02:38 PM
syrett3 syrett3 is offline
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Where session log files reside

I'm using Windows 7 Home Edition. When I use SecureCRT 5.1 to access a remote server, I am prompted to supply a name for the session log. The dialog presented to me by SecureCRT would have me believe that the files reside in C:\Program Files (x86)\SecureCRT, but when I look for them via File Manager (sorry, "Windows Explorer" nowadays), they're not in that directory. Also, I tried to organize my log files by creating a "logs" subdirectory parallel to "scripts" etc. within "SecureCRT", but even though that directory appears in SecureCRT's dialog boxes, it does NOT appear in the actual directory as shown by "Windows Explorer". So SecureCRT is spoofing me as to where my log files are. I really want to know exactly where in the file tree starting at C:\ my log files are located.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:34 PM
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Hi syrett3,

As a note, the first version with official support for Windows 7 was SecureCRT 6.5.

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I'm using Windows 7 Home Edition. When I use SecureCRT 5.1 to access a remote server, I am prompted to supply a name for the session log. The dialog presented to me by SecureCRT would have me believe that the files reside in C:\Program Files (x86)\SecureCRT ...
What do you mean by "would have me believe"?

You should be presented with a file browser dialog so that you can save the log files anywhere you have write permissions.

There is no predetermined log file location, it is user customizable. I do believe the file browser uses a last accessed location by default.

Have you tried searching the file system for the specific log file name you have used?
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:03 PM
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Yes, it is a file browser dialog, but...

As I tried to indicate in my first post, what SecureCRT's file dialog shows me does not agree at all with what "Windows Explorer" shows. It's off in a parallel universe somewhere. I have not yet tried going into the Windows command box and navigating the file tree that way. I just hoped that this obscurity (which I don't recall encountering in Windows XP or earlier Microsoft monstrosities--hey, I've been using SecureCRT for a long time!) would be well known to support staff.

That's one thing I love about Unix: its basic file tree structure hasn't changed in decades, so I don't have to keep relearning what I already know.

BTW, when I asked "Windows Explorer" to find the logs directory which I created via SecureCRT and which appears in SecureCRT's dialogs, the search starting in "C:\Program Files (x86)\SecureCRT" found nothing by that name.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:29 PM
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Hi syrett3,

Thanks for the clarification.

The answer is not well-known to this member of the support staff.

I was, however, able to replicate your results.

I can see the files via the file browser (with a lock icon) if I choose "All Files" (*.*) but not via Windows Explorer.

However, if I saved the file into one of the existing subfolders (scripts, keymaps, etc.) I can see the files via Windows Explorer.

Try putting your Logs subdirectory *into* one of the existing folders.

It would be better, ideally, to use an AppData location such as SecureCRT uses for the config folder. See the General category of Global Options.

As a note, SecureCRT v7.1 x64 does behave correctly.

Also, we do have SecureCRT for Unix/Linux now!
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:42 PM
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Thank you, Brenda!

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Hi syrett3,

Thanks for the clarification.

The answer is not well-known to this member of the support staff.

I was, however, able to replicate your results.

I can see the files via the file browser (with a lock icon) if I choose "All Files" (*.*) but not via Windows Explorer.

However, if I saved the file into one of the existing subfolders (scripts, keymaps, etc.) I can see the files via Windows Explorer.

Try putting your Logs subdirectory *into* one of the existing folders.

It would be better, ideally, to use an AppData location such as SecureCRT uses for the config folder. See the General category of Global Options.

As a note, SecureCRT v7.1 x64 does behave correctly.

Also, we do have SecureCRT for Unix/Linux now!
Hi Brenda,

You've given me lots of ideas and ways to proceed. Since right at this moment I'm under the gun to get a lot of stuff finished by noon tomorrow, it may be some time next week before I try out your suggestions. One thing is pretty clear: I should upgrade to a more current version of SecureCRT, maybe even 7.1!

Oh, and it's nice that you have SecureCRT for Unix/Linux now, but I got tied to Windows apps like Quicken and Excel way back in the 1990s, pre-Linux. Maybe I'll be forced to migrate to Linux when MS stops supporting all earlier versions of Windoze and tries to force us all onto Win8. But till then, I'll just dream of how it used to be when I was gainfully employed at a company that put a Sun workstation on my desktop. Nirvana!

// Ted Syrett
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:52 PM
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Hi Ted,

Thanks for the update!

You can check your upgrade eligibility here.

You probably cannot upgrade to a version that supported Windows 7 without purchasing an upgrade, but maybe at least a version with Vista support (which was v5.5.).

We did not start making native 64-bit installers until v6.2 though.

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