How to Export the Event log from Windows XP workstations and View it on another Computer

15Jul09

Event log

The best place to start troubleshooting any computer related issue is the Event Viewer Log. If you are not an expert of computer and need the assistance of a professional, the least you can do is export the event viewer log for the technician. Here are the steps on how to export your computer’s event logs.

1)     Go to start menu > run > type in eventvwr

2)     In the Event Viewer, Right click on the Application and select Save Log file as..

3)     Repeat step 2 for the Security and the System logs

4)     Name the file and keep the .evt file type

On the Technician’s computer

1)     Go to start menu > run > type in eventvwr

2)     In the Event Viewer, go to ActionOpen Log File

3)     Browse to the file that you’ve saved on the other computer

4)     You have to Specify the log type in order to open the saved file.

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