Using Event Log Explorer (Basics)
Opening Event Log
When you start Event Log Explorer first time, you will see an
empty log view area and computer tree with your local computer.
To open an event log from your local computer, click on
computer name in the computer tree. This will expand the computer
node to show all event logs available. Double click on the log name
you want to display - this log will be opened in the log view
To open en event log from a remote computer, add this computer
to the computer tree. To add a computer to the tree, select
. When the computer appears in the tree, expand it and
select the desired event log. See also Event
main menu or just click
Opening Event Log Files
To open en event log file select .
Browse for file and click OK. Standard open allows you to open .evt
files on Windows NT, 2000, XP and .evtx on Windows Vista and higher. Direct
open allows you to open .evt and .evtx files on ALL opearting systems. See
also Direct Access to Event Log
Viewing Event Logs
Event log view displays events as a multicolumn list. By default
newest events are on the top.
To sort the list by a certain column, click on the column
header. Click a second time to reverse the sort order. To sort
event list from the oldest events to the newest or visa versa,
If you open several event log views, you can switch between them
using Ctrl+Tab key combination.
To navigate between events in a log view, use mouse, arrow keys
or a navigator bar in the upper left corner of the log view.
A bottom side of event log view contains Description Box. It
displays event description or binary data associated with the
allows you to hide or show this box.
See also: Event Log View
Sending Event Log to
To print current event log view, select .
from the main menu or click
preview the output before printing.