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Posted 07 February 2010 - 05:03 AM
Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:10 AM
Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:43 PM
Custom Views -> Administrative Logs are combination of various logs combined together using a filter. Normally it contains Application, System, Security, and many more so that an administrator does not have to jump from one log to another log. It is just a filtered log view and not the actual log.
- If you want to clear a log then select an individual log like Application and then right click on it, select Clear log.
- You can also set the size limitation to smaller one like 1024 KB (which is 1MB) (by default it is 20MB). 1024 KB should be able to contain events of past 7 days or so. To set log size, right click on a log and select Properties and there you would see options.
As soon as you limit the size, or clear the log, you would see the changes reflected in the filter (Custom Views -> Administrative Logs)
You can identify a filter by a funnel like icon. The actual logs have a word pad like icon. You can also create your own filtered log views.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 07 February 2010 - 03:02 PM.
Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:58 PM
Edited by MrBruce1959, 07 February 2010 - 03:04 PM.
Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:26 PM
Hi - Very new to this forum, but here goes ! In order to clear the administrative events log, open the log, right click on it and click on the 'properties' choice. In properties there is a "clear log" button. (that's where they hide it !) Good luck...
Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:46 PM
Hi - still very new to this forum, but I found a better (easier) way to delete the administrative events log - just use CCleaner. Voila ! All the Windows logs go away at once, including the persistant administrative logs ! CCleaner is a free download that works well for many things other than deleting pesky logs.
In Ccleaner, under advanced choices, select 'Windows logs'
Edited by ctbarbarian, 21 October 2013 - 02:14 PM.
Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:59 PM
Those "Windows logs" are very important when attempting to troubleshoot system issues...often they are the only info available for any effort to discern what happened and why.
I'd not use anything to eliminate such, based on the premise that things will go wrong, at some point.
Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:11 PM
Too right Louis...
Unless you have a seriously small HDD there is no reason to delete windows logs. It's ilLOGical. lol
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