Per-user Workbench information

Workbench settings that apply to each user, as well as log files, are found under the user's application data folder. Particularly useful files and areas are described below.

User settings
The usersettings.xml file stores information such as view settings, parameters, workspaces, username and password for CLC Server connections and other settings customized by the user. When an upgraded version of the Workbench is launched for the first time, the user settings file for the most recent older version on the system is copied and used for the new Workbench installation.

The usersettings.xml file is found under:

macOS
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/CLC bio/Workbench/ \
settings/<wbname>/<version>/
Linux
<userhome>/.clcbio/workbench/settings/<wbname>/<version>/
Windows 7, 8 and 10
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\CLC bio\Workbench\ \
Settings\wbname\version\

Data Locations
Information about data locations a user has added via the Workbench Navigation Area is stored in the model_settings_300.xml file, found under:

macOS
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/CLC bio/Workbench/settings/
Linux
<userhome>/.clcbio/workbench/settings/
Windows 7, 8 and 10
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\CLC bio\Workbench\Settings\

Log Files
If problems arise, log file are useful to our Support team for troubleshooting the issue. How to contact the QIAGEN Bioinformatics Support team with the relevant log information is covered in our FAQ area at https://qiagen.secure.force.com/KnowledgeBase/KnowledgeNavigatorPage?id=kA41i000000L5r9CAC.

If you wish to investigate the logs yourself, the key log files are called clc-workbench.log, output.log and error.log. These files can be found under:

macOS
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/CLC bio/Workbench/log/
Linux
<userhome>/.clcbio/workbench/log/
Windows 7, 8 and 10
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\CLC bio\Workbench\log\

Workflows
Workflows are saved under:

macOS
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/CLC bio/Workbench/ \
workflows/<wbname>/<version>/
Linux
<userhome>/.clcbio/workbench/workflows/<wbname>/<version>/
Windows 7, 8 and 10
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\CLC bio\Workbench\ \
workflows\wbname\version\

When an upgraded version of the Workbench is launched for the first time, a user's old workflows are copied into the corresponding folder for the new Workbench unless there are major changes to the workflow framework that break compatibility. If you are using a CLC Genomics Server, it can decrease overhead related to upgrading, and maintaining consistent versions of workflows for all users if workflows are deployed and maintained on the CLC Genomics Server rather than on the Workbench.

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