Options for Starting Citavi

You can start Citavi using several different options:

  1. If you do not yet have a shortcut to Citavi on the desktop, create one. Right-click the file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Citavi 6\bin\Citavi.exe". Select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).
  2. Right-click the Citavi Icon on the Desktop.
  3. Click Properties > Shortcut.
  4. In the Target field add one of the following options after "C:\Program Files (x86)\Citavi 6\bin\Citavi.exe":
    (Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Citavi 6\bin\Citavi.exe" /log)


This option enables internal activity logging as soon as you start Citavi. Use this option if an error is making it impossible to open or create a project and as a result you are unable to enable activity logging via the Options dialog. To send the error log to the Citavi Support, switch to Windows Explorer and enter: %localappdata%\Swiss Academic Software\Citavi 6\Log. Email the file to support@citavi.com.


This option lets you work with multiple instances of Citavi. Use this option to run multi-user tests on a computer. Don't use this option if you are working with the Citavi Word Add-In.