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More Ways to Access Event Viewer in Windows 10

Event Viewer is a powerful and practical tool that shows detailed information about significant events on your computer. Event Viewer can be extremely helpful when troubleshooting problems or errors in Windows. In this tutorial, you can learn 8 ways on how to open Event Viewer in Windows 10, as exhibited in the following photo.

access event viewer


Way 1: Access Event Viewer via Run dialog box

Pressing Win + R keys to open Run dialog box, type eventvwr, and then click OK button to open Event Viewer.

launch run dialog box

Way 2: Open Event Viewer from Command Prompt

Step 1: Launch Command Prompt as administrator in Windows 10.

Step 2: In Command Prompt window, input eventvwr and tap Enter to launch Event Viewer.

access command prompt

Way 3: Run Event Viewer from Windows PowerShell

Step 1: Run PowerShell as administrator in Windows 10.

Step 2: Type eventvwr and press Enter to open Event Viewer.

open windows powershell

Way 4: Start Event Viewer in Control Panel

Step 1: Access Control Panel in Windows 10.

Step 2: Type event in the search field on the top-right corner and hit View event logs to access Event Viewer.

open control panel

Way 5: Launch Event Viewer in file explorer

Step 1: Open file explorer in Windows 10.

Step 2: In file explorer window, click This PC on the left side pane, input event viewer in the top-right search box, and then double-click Event Viewer to run Event Viewer.

click this pc

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Way 6: Access Event Viewer by searching

Type event in the search field and select Event Viewer to start Event Viewer.

by searching event

Way 7: Turn on Event Viewer in Computer Management

Step 1: If This PC icon on your desktop, you can directly right-click This PC icon and choose Manage in the new list.

choose manage

Step 2: When the Computer Management window pops up, select Event Viewer. This will open the Event Viewer immediately.

run computer management

Way 8: Open Event Viewer in Settings app

Step 1: Go to Setting app in Windows 10.

Step 2: In Settings app window, input event and click View event logs to access Event Viewer.

via settings