How To Stop Minecraft Creating A Nativelog.txt File On Your Windows Desktop

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I noticed recently that a file named nativelog.txt had appeared on my Windows desktop.  I opened it in Notepad, and it was clear that it had something to do with Minecraft.  I rather boldly deleted it, and thought nothing more of it.  The trouble is, it kept reappearing every time I started (or, rather, my son started) Minecraft.  This annoyed me a little.  Anyway, it turns out that there was a problem with my shortcut.  For some reason, the working directory property was empty.  This made Windows decide to place the file on the desktop (where the shortcut is), instead of the program folder.  If you have the same problem, and it looks like many people do, just right-click the shortcut to view its properties, and copy/paste the program folder name part from the Target field into the Start In field.  Mine looks like this.


3 Responses to How To Stop Minecraft Creating A Nativelog.txt File On Your Windows Desktop

  1. Garry Strait says:

    I Accidentally Uninstalled Minecraft And Still have nativelog.txt on a 32-bit HP Slimline. What Should I Do?

    • admin says:

      You should be able to just delete it. The uninstall probably won’t normally remove it, because it’s a temporary file in the wrong place.

  2. Garry Strait says:

    Windows 7 Operating System*




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