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Windows 7: What are .event files?

13 Aug 2010   #11
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Oh, I know. Create a live linux CD (I recommend Ubuntu or knoppix) and boot into that. Then delete the files from there.


Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything bad that happens as a result of my advice.


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13 Aug 2010   #12
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
MS won't let me delete the .evtx files.

I tried and I tried, but to no avail.
I've been clearing out my Event Viewer for ages. First I copy a filtered "error" report (hi-light, copy n paste to txt) then I run a batch file I found a good 18 months ago. Gives you a clean slate to look at. I can't remember where I found the batch file but this one is (nearly) the same. Not saying that they delete the files, just clear your event viewer.
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13 Aug 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Oh, I know. Create a live linux CD (I recommend Ubuntu or knoppix) and boot into that. Then delete the files from there.


Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything bad that happens as a result of my advice.
I considered that route, but if I go that route then I'll use the CD version of PuppyLinux.
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13 Aug 2010   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lasy B View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
MS won't let me delete the .evtx files.

I tried and I tried, but to no avail.
I've been clearing out my Event Viewer for ages. First I copy a filtered "error" report (hi-light, copy n paste to txt) then I run a batch file I found a good 18 months ago. Gives you a clean slate to look at. I can't remember where I found the batch file but this one is (nearly) the same. Not saying that they delete the files, just clear your event viewer.
thanks. I didn't know we had this tutorial. Makes my life simpler when doing testing and wanting to clear out all of the old garbage.

Still waiting for MS to add a "clear all" capability to Event Viewer.
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13 Aug 2010   #15
Lasy B

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Still waiting for MS to add a "clear all" capability to Event Viewer.
What?
Like in XP? (I think it was under the "Action" menu)
That would be backward "progress"!!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Makes my life simpler when doing testing and wanting to clear out all of the old garbage.
That's why I use it!!
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15 Aug 2010   #16
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

The actual Event Viewer .evtx files cannot be deleted because they are "in use".

They all are capped in size, so old entries will fall off end as new ones created; similar to GDG's years ago.
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22 Aug 2010   #17
Bluehippo

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The .event files are the files that are used in conjunction with the event viewer. They should not be deleted. If you have a problem you will need them to solve it.

For Vista and Seven
Working with Vista’s new Event Viewer
Thanks for your explaination. Recently I copied and pasted all my music files from an old hard drive to my current computer. Probably the computer created these files automatically when I did that.
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22 Aug 2010   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

TY for your kind words and rep. All the members appreciate being told that their efforts are successful. Wish you the best of luck
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