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Direct Access to Event Log Files

Standard Windows Event Viewer as well as the overwhelming majority of Windows Event Log software reads Windows event file using Windows Event Log API. Event Log API works perfectly if log files are OK or your log file format is compatible with the API. If your log files are damaged or Event Log functions are inaccessible (e.g. you run Bart PE or you are trying to open EVTX files on Windows XP or 2003) , Windows API will fail.

Direct File Open allows you to read event files without Event Log API functions.

Use Direct File Open (File->Open Log File->Direct) every time you open event log file and

1. This file seems to be damaged.

2. You start your computer from Bart PE or similar environment.

3. You computer is running Windows Vista or higher and you need to open legacy .Evt file.

4. Your computer is running Windows XP/2003 and you need to open .Evtx files.

 

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