Windows XML Event Log (EVTX)

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The Windows XML Event Log (EVTX) format was introduces in Windows Vista as a replacement for the Windows Event Log (EVT) format.

Windows EventViewer can represent the EVTX files in both "formatted view" and "XML view". Note that the formatted view can hide significant event data that is stored in the event and can be seen in the XML view.

Event Viewer

On Windows the event logs can be managed with "Event Viewer" (eventvwr.msc) or "Windows Events Command Line Utility" (wevtutil.exe).

If you export an event log from Event Viewer additional "display information" can be exported. This "display information" is stored in a corresponding "%FILENAME%_%LCID%.MTA", where LCID is the "locale identifier" [1].


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File Format

Event Identifiers

Windows Vista/2008

Windows 7