Journal files capture the actions taken by the software during a session of Revit, from the time the software starts to the time it stops. These text files can be used to troubleshoot technical problems with the software.
If you encounter problems during a Revit session, your support provider may ask you to send the journal file and any backup files to help with the troubleshooting process. If you do not encounter problems during a Revit session, the journal file is of little use and can be deleted. To automate the deletion of old journal files, see .