Minecraft is a awesome game and allows for so much good for kids. But with the good sometimes comes the bad elements. In this case I am referring to “chat”. In some cases there are incidents where chat can be a filled with hostility, profanity, etc..
As one who runs a server; I have times were I am asked by parents to confirm if their child was cursing on the server or if someone else was doing this.I have no problem giving this info but there are limitation I have which are the private messages between players.
There is a solution to this and that is obtaining the logs on the players computer itself.
So here are some steps you can take to acquire the logs
- Type %appdata% into your windows search bar then press ENTER
- Double click on your “.minecraft” folder
- Double click on your “logs” folder
You will find inside a file named latest.log which is the most recent log along with files that are dated with the extension of .gz archive of chat logs. You can use a program such as 7-zip to extract these.
Once you have a log file open, simple search the log for the items you are looking for.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me for assistance and thank you for being involved with your child’s online activity