Numerous files with the file extension .lst
appear within folders where your .qvw files are stored.
Although this doesn’t cause any issues, you may wonder what these are, and why they are there.
Although it’s rare for it to be enabled, there is an advanced debugging
setting in QlikView Desktop
that can be switched on within any QlikView Desktop Settings.ini
If this setting is enabled, these .lst
files will be automatically created when simply opening any qvw document. This has been seen to create 16+ .lst files for a single qvw document:For example you may see a list of files similar to this:
If you're sure it's no longer needed for debugging purposes, you can turn it off with the following steps:
- Locate the Settings.ini file in your local user QlikView directory ( C:\Users\<your_username>\AppData\Roaming\QlikTech\QlikView\ ) and open it in Notepad.
- Locate the line AsmListOptions=1 and either change the value to AsmListOptions=0 or just remove this single line (please do not change anything else in this file).
- Once you’ve made these changes, save the Settings.ini file.
The .lst files will now no longer be generated when opening your qvw’s from that particular QlikView Desktop Client.