Delete Event Log Manually

by Weijie JIN on

For some reason, if you want to delete the event log, you cannot find it in event log viewer(eventvwr).

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But you can delete it manually, here are the steps:

1. Open Registry Editor (run –> regedit)

2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog

3. Delete the entries with the name of your event log.

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4. Go to “C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\”

5. Delete the event log file. Please note that the file maybe locked by the services.exe, you can use unlocker(http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/) to delete it.

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6. That’s it, enjoy!

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