Easier reading of the Windows event log

Mar 25 2011

Investigating the event log in Windows is fiddly to say the least.  The list takes a lot of space but doesn’t show much.  It takes a while to load in Windows 7.  The contents of each event can only be seen after opening the event and only one at a time in WinXP and with too much wasted space in Win7.

If one exported the event log to a queryable database, an ISAM would suffice, it would be a breeze to search and list.  It shouldn’t be too hard to write such a program.  Either export when a button is pressed or set it to subscribe to event log events.

Then create a better viewer too.

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