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Where are the log files located in Windows?

I've got a program written in Python that writes to stderr and stdout. I invoke it using pythonw, that means it runs without a command line.

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Guest [Entry]

"Assuming your program is called from a Command Prompt, stderr and stdout are by default directed to the console.

If you want to save them to a file, you must redirect the output.

STDOUT:

c:\path\program.exe >c:\temp\stdout.log


STDERR:

c:\path\program.exe 2>c:\temp\stderr.log


STDOUT and STDERR in different files

c:\path\program.exe >c:\temp\stdout.log 2>c:\temp\stderr.log


STDOUT and STDERR in the same file

c:\path\program.exe >c:\temp\stdout.log 2>&1

If you want to add to an existing log file instead of overwriting the content, use "">>"" instead of "">"". If the logfile does not exist, it will be create in both cases.

Edit:
You edited your question with more details after my initial answer.
So the new answer would be: no, they are not stored automatically. You must explicitly redirect the output streams to a file if you want to."