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Using Event Log Explorer (Basics)
Opening Event Log
Opening Event Log Files
Viewing Event Logs
Viewing Event Properties
Sending Event Log to Printer
Event Log Explorer Concept
Computers Tree
Log Views
Advanced use
Filtering events in Event Log Explorer
Pre-filtering events (log loading options)
XML Query Filter
General Filter
Quick Filter
Linked event filter
Bookmarking events
Exporting Event Logs
Backing up Event Logs
Save Event Log As File
Automatic Event Log Backup
Backup batch
Add Computers Wizard
Log properties
Credential manager
Credentials conflict
Analytical reports
Event Alerter
Custom columns
Computer properties
Color coding
Task scheduler
Direct access to files
Working with database
Command line options
Log View Defaults
Log Loading Options
Log files
User interface elements
Main menu and toolbar
Event Log View
Event list
Control toolbar
Description box
Event list context menu
Computers Tree
Add Computer to Tree
Add Group to Tree
Remove Computer or Group
Sorting Items in Tree
Computers tree context menu
Filter/Search Window
XML Query window
Linked Event filter window
Select computer dialog
Description server
Peer-to-peer network issues
Event log backup utility
Event Log Database Export utility
License Agreement

Log properties

To display log properties dialog:
Activate Event Log View and select File->Log Properties from the main menu or
Right click on the log name in the Computers Tree and select Log Properties from Tree context menu.

Log file name - name of the log file and its location.
File size - size of the log file in kilobytes (and bytes).
File created - when the log file was created.
File modified -when the log file was modified. Note that due to caching you can see events generated after this time.
File accessed - when the log file was accessed.

Maximum log size - log file size will not exceed this value.
When maximum log size is reached:
Overwrite events as needed - when the log is full, the newest events will replace the oldest.
Overwrite events older then xx days - when the log is full new events will replace the old ones only if they are older then xx days.
Do not overwrite events (clear log manually) - if the log is full, you should clear it manually. Note that non-administrative users will not be able to logon if the log is full.
Backup log automatically, then clear it - log will be saved as a file and the emptied. See also: Automatic Event Log Backup.

Restore defaults - resets Event Log Size options to default values.
Clear Log - empties event log.

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