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 (
) every time you open event log file
1. This file seems to be damaged.
2. You start your computer from Bart PE or similar
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