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