How to Export Windows Event Logs from Event Viewer

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The Windows Event logs provide very valuable information for diagnosing problems on the computer. Event logs store records of significant events on behalf of the system and applications running on the system.

This article tells you how to export the event logs to a file using the Event Viewer or the wevtutil console tool. The exported .evtx log can be sent to a support technician for diagnosis.Read more

How to Jump to a Specific Event Log (Channel) Directly in Event Viewer

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The event logging service in Windows records important software and hardware events from various sources and stores them in a collection named event log. There are various event log channels in addition to the well-known built-in channels like Application, System, Security, etc. The Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc or eventvwr.exe) enables you to view these logs.

Here is a sample list of the channels or logs seen in the Event Viewer window.

  • Microsoft-Windows-Store/Operational
  • Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy/Operational
  • Microsoft-Windows-StateRepository/Operational
  • Microsoft-Windows-AppXDeploymentServer/Operational
  • Microsoft-Windows-EapHost/Operational
  • Microsoft-Client-Licensing-Platform/Admin
  • Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational
  • Microsoft-Windows-FileHistory-Engine/File History backup log

For instance, to view Microsoft-Windows-FileHistory-Engine/File History backup log, usually, one would open the Event Viewer and then navigate to the following branch manually:

Applications and Service Logs → Microsoft → Windows → FileHistory-Engine → File History backup log

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