If you are like me and open lots of saved event log files (*.evtx), such as those captured by the “mdmdiagnosticstool.exe -area Autopilot -cab c:\autopilot.cab” command, you probably end up with an Event Viewer window that looks something like this:
Always opening, never closing (which you can do by right-clicking and choosing “Delete”). Fortunately, there’s a KB article that tells you how to clean this up:
- Close all Event Viewer processes.
- Delete all the files from “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Event Viewer\ExternalLogs”.
- Start up Event Viewer and see they are gone.
Yes, this is a self-serving post to save me the trouble of finding this the next time I need to do this 🙂
Categories: Windows 10
Haha thanks for sharing 🙂
Simple and effective post.
Great use of the blog 🙂
I would’ve thought MS had an internal, multi tenant log reading tool
Well, there are mechanisms planned for collecting logs remotely, and eventually, to analyze them programmatically. But they have to be completely useful and decipherable first, and that takes human analysis still 🙂