Big log files from ClientQuery


I hope someone can help me.

I use TS3 as a user. I randomly looked into the folder user\AppData\Roaming\TS3Client\logs and found out, that since 24.10.2023 there have been created big log files on a nearly daily basis. The TS3 client has been installed and used way before that date. The files have only been created since this date.

Every log file consists of 99,9% of the following repeating text sequence. The files are up to 30MB in size and sometimes contain up to 300.000 lines of text. The complete folder is now 1,4GB in size.

2024-01-23 11:48:43.610989|INFO |Query | |received: use
2024-01-23 11:48:43.673036|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:43.734043|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:43.795080|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:43.857045|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:43.918148|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:43.979739|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:44.041866|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:44.102931|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:44.164503|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:44.226144|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-23 11:48:45.470555|INFO |Query | |received: auth apikey=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx

(apikey disguised by me, is always the same in the logfiles)

Why did the client begin to create log files suddenly on 24.10.2023 in general?
Why are they so big and how can I fix/deactivate this?

Best regards

TS3 Version 3.6.2
Windows 10 64bit Version 22H2 (Build 19045.3930)

When same commands are spammed 4-6 times a second that every second, then there is lot of text and this makes files big.

I guess you use 3rd party software for the Client Query? You may reduce the amount of commands used every x seconds?


Thanks for your reply.
I’m not aware of a 3rd party software that make client querys. At least I didn’t installed anything consciously :thinking:
Could it be a TS3 extension that is broken?

Something on your PC executes these commands.
The client and our default plugins do not need the ClientQuery, so there no commands.

But could be any plugin or tool installed on your machine or other machine in your network at home which execute these commands.

You may turn off the ClientQuery plugin or just the logging itself if any tool needs the plugin to be enabled.


Ok, I try this.

Another repeating text is this here:

2024-01-24 15:41:55.051822|INFO |Query | |received: use
2024-01-24 15:41:55.114879|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:41:55.175924|INFO |Query | |received: clientvariable clid=2807 client_output_muted
2024-01-24 15:41:56.253521|INFO |Query | |received: use
2024-01-24 15:41:56.315575|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:41:56.376628|INFO |Query | |received: clientvariable clid=2807 client_input_muted
2024-01-24 15:41:56.437685|INFO |Query | |received: use
2024-01-24 15:41:56.497739|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:41:56.558795|INFO |Query | |received: clientvariable clid=2807 client_output_muted
2024-01-24 15:41:57.638289|INFO |Query | |received: use
2024-01-24 15:41:57.699568|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:41:57.776159|INFO |Query | |received: clientvariable clid=2807 client_input_muted
2024-01-24 15:41:57.838838|INFO |Query | |received: use
2024-01-24 15:41:57.901895|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:41:57.962951|INFO |Query | |received: clientvariable clid=2807 client_output_muted
2024-01-24 15:41:59.030487|INFO |Query | |received: use
2024-01-24 15:41:59.091929|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:41:59.153024|INFO |Query | |received: clientvariable clid=2807 client_input_muted
2024-01-24 15:41:59.228965|INFO |Query | |received: use
2024-01-24 15:41:59.290936|INFO |Query | |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:41:59.351926|INFO |Query | |received: clientvariable clid=2807 client_output_muted

Does this help to narrow things down?

I’ve looked into my files while using the TS3 Plugin for the Stream Deck. It printed similar lines

2024-01-24 15:33:56.921974|INFO    |Query         |   |received: use
2024-01-24 15:33:56.985661|INFO    |Query         |   |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:33:57.048720|INFO    |Query         |   |received: clientvariable clid=32881 client_input_muted
2024-01-24 15:33:57.112777|INFO    |Query         |   |received: use
2024-01-24 15:33:57.173833|INFO    |Query         |   |received: whoami
2024-01-24 15:33:57.236891|INFO    |Query         |   |received: clientvariable clid=32881 client_input_muted

Ok, I guess I found it out.
The Elgato Stream Deck software uses the API to assign mute/unmute commands on my Stream Deck.
Thank you to point my in this direction!

/edit: Yes, you were quicker!


You can just turn off the loggin in the settings as shown in the screenshot above. Then these lines will no longer be printed.


Thank you both! You can close this / mark as solved. :+1: