How to Open Event Viewer in Windows 10

In this post, I’ll show you six different ways to open Event Viewer in Windows 10.

You’ll also learn how to create an Event Viewer shortcut. Let’s get started.

How to Open Event Viewer in Windows 10

Method #1

The eventvwr command launches Event Viewer in Windows 10, and you can use it in the following programs:

  • Run Command
  • File Explorer address bar
  • Task Manager (click File > Run new task to use the command)

Method #2

Open the Control Panel.

Type event in the search box at the top.

The “View event logs” link is now visible. Click on it.

Method #3

Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder.

Locate the “eventvwr” file and double-click it.

Method #4

Right-click on the “Start” button.

Click on “Event Viewer,” which is between “Power Options” and “System.”

Method #5

Open the Start menu.

Find and hit “Windows Tools.”

Double-click the “Event Viewer” to open it.

Method #6

Type event in the Start menu.

You can find the “Event Viewer” app in the search results. Click on it.

How to Create an Event Viewer Shortcut

Create an Event Viewer shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer by following the steps below.

Right-click on the desktop or File Explorer blank area.

Hover your mouse over “New” in the context menu.

Hit “Shortcut.”

Type eventvwr in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up.

Click the “Next” button.

You can give another shortcut name if you don’t like the suggested one.

Click on the “Finish” button.

That’s it.


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