Karl's Windows Admin Tips & Tricks

Feb 28 2011   4:30PM GMT

Problems opening saved Windows event logs?

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

I had to remotely grab some Windows 2003 logs today and open them on my shinny new Windows 7 laptop. When I tried to open the .evt file it opened in event manager at the bottom which was fine. But what was not fine was there were only events for one day in there! I do not know why this works but renaming the file to .evtx fixed it! Just like that! Thanks Google.

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