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User Files

User Files

This section describes the user-accessible files used by the Ping Viewer application.

All files are timestamped with the format YMD-hmsl, where Year(Y), Month(M), Day(D), Hour(h), Minute(m), second(s) and milisecond(l).

Folder Structure

Ping Viewer will create a folder called PingViewer in your user documents folder:

  • Windows: ~/My Documents/PingViewer
  • Mac: ~/Documents/PingViewer
  • Linux: ~/Documents/PingViewer

The Ping Viewer application uses these folders inside of the PingViewer folder:

GUI Logs

The GUI log files (.txt) contain debug log output from the Ping Viewer application process. All log categories are captured in these logs.

Sensor Logs

The sensor log files (.bin) contain all of the raw binary communications received from the device. These binary communications are in Ping Protocol format. The logs can be replayed by Ping Viewer application. To know more about the binary structure, please check binary log file structure.


Screenshots (.png) are stored in this folder.

Waterfall Gradients

Custom gradients (.txt) should be placed in this folder.


Ping Viewer uses the native settings environment of each operating system, you can reset the settings with the reset settings button or by manually removing the settings in your computer, they are located under:

  • Mac: Under the file ~/Library/Preferences/\ Viewer.plist
  • Linux: Under the file "~/.config/Blue Robotics Inc/Ping Viewer.conf"
  • Windows: Open the Registry Editor and follow the path: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Blue Robotics Inc.\Ping Viewer

Windows settings