Event Log Explorer Viewer
 user guide
  • 1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Event Log Explorer is an effective software solution for viewing, analyzing and monitoring events recorded in Microsoft Windows event logs. Event Log Explorer greatly simplifies and speeds up the analysis of event logs (security, application, system, setup, directory service, DNS and others).
Event Log Explorer extends the standard Windows Event Viewer functionality and brings many new features

Main features of Event Log Explorer Viewer

Viewing "live" event logs and event log files
With Event Log Explorer you can open event logs and event log files. You can open modern (EVTX) and legacy (EVT) files.
Event tasks and templates
You can create tasks to quickly get certain events from specific computers or files and display them your in own way. You can also save your tasks as templates or use predefined task templates (e.g. Audit logons).
Merging different event logs into one view
You can unite several event logs (or event log files) in one log view. Such a consolidation view (Merger) may significantly simplify the process of analysis. You can have as many number of different mergers as you wish.
Tabbed-document or multiple-document user interface depending on user preferences
Event Log Explorer provides you with 2 user interface types. Multiple-document interface (MDI) allows you to open different event logs and place them all inside the main window of Event Log Explorer. Tabbed-document interface (TDI) allows you to open f event logs and features the best way of navigation between logs.
Favorites computers and their logs are grouped into a tree
With Event Log Explorer you can view event logs on different computers. For your convenience you can group your computers in a tree. Then you can simply select the desired event log from the desired computer, and it will be opened immediately.
Event descriptions and binary data are in the log window
Unlike standard Windows Event Viewer, Event Log Explorer allows you to view the description and binary data of each event without additional commands. All descriptions are displayed in the Event Description box of log window. You can close this box if you don't need to read event descriptions. You can also display event descriptions in the event list as a column.
Custom columns to display any event data
You can create a custom column to display event details from XML representation of the event. E.g. you can display file name in a column for file system events.
Event list can be sorted by any column and in any direction
Event Log Explorer allows you to sort event list by any column - just click on the column header, and event list will be re-sorted immediately. If you click on the column twice - the event list will be resorted in the backward direction.
Advanced filtering by any criteria including event description text
You can easily filters events in the list by any criteria. The criteria are reusable - you can save them as a file and apply for another event logs.
Quick Filter feature allows you to filter event log in a couple of mouse clicks
It is very easy to filter event log by a single column value. Simply click right mouse button on a cell that will be considered as a filter criteria and you will be prompted to filter on this criteria. E.g. if you click in column "Type" on a cell "Information", you can set a quick filter on Type="Information" criteria.
Log loading filter to pre-filter events
You can pre-filter event log when it's opening. This will increase performance and make log view clear.
Fast search by any criteria
You can easily search for event that meets a certain criteria. Just use Find command to start search. To find a next event that meets this criteria, please use Find Next command.
Fast navigation with bookmarks
Bookmarks allow you to mark an event in Log View and then you can easily return to this event.
Sending Event Log to printer
With Event Log Explorer can print event logs. Print options let you select from several styles of print.
Analytical reports
OLAP cube helps you build different reports for multidimensional analysis and visualize your data in charts.
Export log to different formats
You can export your event logs to other formats e.g. HTML, text or Excel.