Deleting the “Event Viewer” logs

Just in case you ever find an extra event log in the Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc) after some software installation, here’s how you can delete that extra even viewer log:
 
1 – Go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesEventlog
 
2 – Delete the key you wanted to delete (i.e. The key with the name of the log you want to delete.)
(In my example, I installed NetLimiter 2 and that resulted in a new log called NetLimiter.  To delete, simply delete the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesEventlogNetLimiter
)
 
3 – Open up eventvwr.msc and you should now be able to delete that log  .
 
I know it’s so simple, but I admit I’ve spent half an hour to come up with this…
(And one has to ask – for a program like NetLimiter, what’s wrong with simply dumping the log as a text file in the installation directory?  It’s not like anything important ever appeared in my log…)
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One Response to “Deleting the “Event Viewer” logs”

  1. just somebody Says:

    Thanks!


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