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The Windows XML Event Log (EVTX) format was introduces in [[Windows|Windows Vista]] as a replacement for the [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] format.
 
The Windows XML Event Log (EVTX) format was introduces in [[Windows|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 ==
 
== Event Viewer ==
On Windows the event logs can be managed with "Event Viewer" (eventvwr.msc) or "Windows Events Command Line Utility" (wevtutil.exe).
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On Windows the event logs can be managed with "Event Viewer" (eventvwr.msc) or "Windows Events Command Line Utility" (wevtutil.exe). Event Viewer can represent the EVTX files in both "general view" (or formatted view) and "details view" (which has both a "friendly view" and "XML view"). Note that the formatted view can hide significant event data that is stored in the event record and can be seen in the detailed view.
  
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" [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964664.aspx].
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If you export an event log from Event Viewer additional "display information" can be exported. This display information is stored in a corresponding file named:
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LocaleMetaData\%FILENAME%_%LCID%.MTA
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</pre>
  
Application_1033.MTA
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Where LCID is the "locale identifier" [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/goglobal/bb964664.aspx].
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

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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.

Event Viewer

On Windows the event logs can be managed with "Event Viewer" (eventvwr.msc) or "Windows Events Command Line Utility" (wevtutil.exe). Event Viewer can represent the EVTX files in both "general view" (or formatted view) and "details view" (which has both a "friendly view" and "XML view"). Note that the formatted view can hide significant event data that is stored in the event record and can be seen in the detailed view.

If you export an event log from Event Viewer additional "display information" can be exported. This display information is stored in a corresponding file named:

LocaleMetaData\%FILENAME%_%LCID%.MTA

Where LCID is the "locale identifier" [1].

See Also

External Links

File Format

Event Identifiers

Windows Vista/2008

Windows 7

Tools