Where to find Windows system log files

Problem

  • You are looking for the system / security / application log file, which are displayed by the Windows Event Viewer.
  • You need to copy the log files to another computer.

Solution

The log files can be found under

C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs

Just copy the files ending with “evtx“. You can open them with the Windows Event Viewer on every other computer, even those, you have no access on the original computer (no permission to watch; in that case, boot with linux, copy files …).

Fin

 

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