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Minecraft Chat Logs – Post for Parents

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

– Jermal

 

 

10 replies on “Minecraft Chat Logs – Post for Parents”

you are so very welcome – we all need to work together in keeping are kids safe on and off line

I’ve found the logs but I don’t know how to read them. For instance, I can’t find my son’s Minecraft username but I am seeing lots of “7you” and I don’t know if that’s him or someone else.

For Example: (see the “§7you” << §7you §7: §7§fkourt is meh
[19:42:32] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Ava: starts crying.
[19:42:33] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §6[!]§7§oWerewolf §8| §8Meifwa_Kat: We did last time and yes
[19:42:36] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Lovinqq_, lovabletweet
[19:42:37] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §6[!]§7§oWerewolf §8| §b§lMVP §b§F§NIv§9§Nan§mv: we got a hint last time
[19:42:39] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Lovinqq_, lovabletweet
[19:42:39] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Lovinqq_, lovabletweet
[19:42:40] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §7you §e-> §7lovabletweet §7: §7§fik
[19:42:44] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §7§oFreshman §8| §8Soph: *sleeps through alarm*
[19:42:44] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §6[!]§7§oMemelord §8| §2§lMod §e §b§c§lM§6§la§e§ld§a§ld§b§ly: Hint in a moment :>
[19:42:46] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §7you §e-> §7lovabletweet §7: §7§fWrong person xD
[19:42:46] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §6[!]§7§oYeeeBoii §8| §6✫§r§4§lS§c§lu§e§lp§a§le§b§lr§6✫§r §b§f§LCole§8§L§mv: o when Im blind
[19:42:47] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Hey! Sorry, but you can’t change that here.
[19:42:49] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §7§oFreshman §8| §8Soph: zzzz
[19:42:56] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Tyler: laughs!
[19:42:57] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Zoe: hugs baby_Lexi:
[19:43:00] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] ELITE+│ Heatherv: laughs!
[19:43:00] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] §7lovabletweet §e-> §7you §7: §7§foh u dont wanna talk to me ? 🙁
[19:43:04] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Lovinqq_, lovabletweet

You should be able to identity your sons Minecraft name from application logon screen. The login is doesn’t need to match the player name.

I would attempt that and the. Search for his. It’s possible he doesn’t chat at all if you don’t see his side of conversations.

I know my , now 15 yr old started using Skype to chat and have audio conversations.

So, had a feeling something wasn’t quite right. Checked out my 14year olds laptop. Minecraft… next to this was some sort of chat session. I clicked on that. Omg !! Needless to say, it ain’t pretty!! QUESTION: Is the chat session for everyone in the group even if my son isn’t chatting?
QUESTION: Is there a way for me to verify if a person representing themself as a 13 year old girl from England is the truth?
I have the laptop and we spent the entire afternoon talking but he thinks he’s in love. He is heartbroken because I stepped in. I need to find out what the truth is for him. Thanks for any advice.

Annita, unfortunately there isn’t a way to definitively tell the age or gender of the remote person whom your son is chatting with.

As for the chat logs and should include all participants in the chat sessions…

Interest something concerning you that Maybe potentially a legal matter. I would contact the authorities. Provide them to log in addition to the server that was being used.

I hope I was able to provide some clarity and that you resolve the issue at hand

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