Viewing EVTX files in Windows XP?


  • Is there a way to view EVTX files in Windows XP? I searched for an EVTX viewer but cannot find one anywhere. 

    EVTX files are Event Log files generated by Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, etc.

    Friday, September 17, 2010 5:41 PM


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  • Dang! no one knows how to reply or what?  Please help me out here?
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:41 PM
  • I tried using the XP Event Viewer through the Computer Management mmc (right click the "Event Viewer" heading, select 'Open Log File') to open evtx file, but it said the file was corrupted. It seems to only recognize .evt files, not .evtx

    I then used a Windows7 machine, select Start, search for programs and files for Event Viewer, and I was able to open the evtx file through there.

    Wednesday, January 09, 2013 4:48 PM
  • You can use Event Log Explorer ( to view EVTX file on Windows XP.

    Select from the main menu: File/Open Log File/Direct.

    This utility is free for home use.

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 12:54 PM