Not very many people know that the Windows Event Viewer is a built-in tool that can be of great help in troubleshooting computer problems. Yet, here comes MyEventViewer from NirSoft Freeware, an application that promises to improve on this little-known and not-often used utility.
While the information it provides may prove to be beyond the ability of most people to comprehend, the free tool itself has a simple interface. It allows the user to view multiple event logs, for example, unlike the option offered by the regular Event Viewer. The details of the event are also conveniently seen on the same screen. MyEventViewer has the added capability of exporting the data from the multiple events into an HTML, text, or XML file. The program also permits simply copying and pasting to Excel.
While the application may not turn heads among the majority of computer users, it will be an invaluable tool to those savvy individuals who do understand the importance of being able to analyze the internal working of their computers. No install and uninstall issues were found during the review.
MyEventViewer is a simple alternative to the standard event viewer of Windows. As oppose to Windows event viewer, MyEventViewer allows you to watch multiple event logs in one list, as well as the event description and data are displayed in the main window, instead of opening a new one.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.01 now displays the event strings list in the lower pane if it fails to get the full message string from the event log dll.