Martin Brinkmann
Sep 10, 2016
Updated • Sep 9, 2016

Fulleventlogview is a free portable program by Nirsoft that displays all events from the Windows event log, event log files, or events on a remote computer.

The portable program loads all events from the local computer by default. The process may take a while depending on how events are logged on the system.

If you have not touched events, you will notice that it takes a couple of seconds to load as thousands of entries get loaded on first start.

Events are listed in the usual table layout that is a trademark of nearly any Nirsoft application out there for Windows.


Data that is displayed includes the event time and ID, the channel and provider, the level, description, and technical information such as opcode, keywords or task.

Detailed information about the selected event are displayed in the lower half of the interface. Basically, what is displayed there is the description which is often too long to be displayed properly in the description field of the table.

The information displayed in the lower pane can be changed with a click on Options > Lower Pane Display Mode. Next to displaying the description, you may display Event XML or event data plus the description there.

You may click on any header to sort the data accordingly. This can be useful to sort the data by level so that you can quickly look up events rated as critical, error or warning for instance.

Another interesting option is the ability to only display certain event levels. Click on Options > Advanced Options to get started.

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There you find all event levels listed, and options to deselect event levels that you are not interested in.

Other options provided there are to show only events of a certain time range, or only events that match event IDs, providers, or channels.

FullEventLogView ships with built-in search functionality. Simply use Ctrl-F to open the search interface to make use of it.

The File menu lists an option to load events from another data source. This allows you to load event files or events from a remote computer.

The program supports the usual Nirsoft options to export selected information to XML, CSV or plain text files, or to generate HTML reports.

Closing Words

FullEventLogView is a third-party viewer application for Windows event logs. It makes events more accessible on Windows, especially if you limit the display to certain event levels.

All in all, another handy program by Nirsoft.

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  1. chesscanoe said on October 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    This is a super successor to the older MyEventViewer for Windows 10 x64 machines. Seems he’s thought of everything I could have required of this program.

  2. Tom Hawack said on September 10, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I’ve always used Nirsoft’s ‘MyEventViwer’ to display Windows event logs (and backup before deleting, perhaps every six months or so) . Seems ‘FullEventLogView’ from Nirsoft as well is new, moreover not yet available in Nirsoft’s Nirlauncher ver. 1.19.101 which includes all Nirsoft applications.

    It’s been said and repeated : Nirsoft apps, small, fast, so well crafted. I used to update those I had one after another until I discovered above mentioned Nirlauncher, really handy if you’re using several of Nirsoft’s tools.

    1. Tonyt said on September 11, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      A few of the NirSoft apps require capture drivers. Does NirLauncher install those as well? For many systems, it is important that no additional drivers be installed.

      1. Tom Hawack said on September 12, 2016 at 12:56 am

        Nirsoft appkications which require a capture driver provide the option to use the Raw Sockets method as well as the WinPCap driver if available. Of course the WinPCap is most reliable and favorite. With Win7 I had installed WinPCap but I remember the RawSockets method to be efficient when I was running XP.

        Nirlauncher provides only its own applications, no external file/driver is included nor proposed for downloading.

  3. Jojo said on September 10, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Does anyone know of any programs that will export event records to email with filters for severity besides Event Sentry?

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