1639: Creating an MS Installer Log of Acronis Software

Last update: 09-05-2023

If there is an issue with correct installation of Acronis software, then it can be useful to send an installation log along with the request for support


If there is an issue with installation of Acronis software, it may be useful to create an installation log and send it along with your request for support.


Creating MSI log with other Acronis software

    1. Launch the product installation file

    2. Once the Acronis product installation screen appears, right-click on the name of the component that fails to install. You should see two options there: Install and Extract. Select Extract

    3. Select the path for extracting the component and click Save

    4. Open Command prompt as Administrator: Start -> in search, type cmd -> right-click cmd.exe and select Run as administrator
    5. Issue the following command:

msiexec /i msi-filepath /l*v log-filepath

where msi-filepath is the full path (including the file name) to the file you extracted in steps 2-3 and log-filepath is the full path (also including the file name) to the log file you want to save the output to

(!) The /i and /l*v parameters are separated with spaces from msiexec and msi-filepath

For example, msiexec /i D:\AcronisFolder\AcronisTrueImage.msi /l*v c:\log-name.log

(!) If there are spaces in the path, please put the path in quotation marks. E.g, msiexec /i "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\AcronisTrueImage.msi" /l*v c:\log-name.log

  1. Reproduce the problem and send us the log file created during the installation.

More information

In most cases it is recommended that you also send a Windows System Information File along with the installation log.

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