Extract and restore system events from logfiles possible?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by pstein, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. pstein

    pstein Honorable Member

    Mar 20, 2010
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    As you know in the windows system event logfiles all events are stored.

    Can I somehow extract (+delete) all events (in a period of time e.g. the first 8 month of 2014)
    from this logfile (logfiles?) and restore them later if necessary?

    If yes: How?

    One the one hand I want to delete all traces from the past. So system event files wiping is recommended.

    On the other hand I want to be able to review the past to investigate if (and in which frequency and constellation) certain errors already appeared. I would appreciate to be able to load them back again into the log files and review the with the perfect built-in tool "Event viewer" which is much more comfortable than just a text or html file.


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