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Hiya folks

I am trying to find out if there is a way to clear the System Event Log in the event viewer via VB, I am using VB 6 and do not have much knowledge of VB.

What I would like to do is create an EXE file that I can put on my desktop that when clicked will clear the Event Log for me.  It is really just a shortcut.

Any help greatly appreciated.

I will award 100 points but if anyone out there thinks it should be worth more because of the technical side of it please advise
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by:trkcorp
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Hmm, never done anything like that but here is a link that might get you started:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vbcon/html/vbtskClearingEventLogs.asp
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trkcorp

Thanks for the above links but I can't seem to get them to work.  I am pasting the relevant code into a form and it is coming up with errors.  It doesn't even recognise EventLog and will not compile.

Anymore help appreciated
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Hi fx124,
It appears that you have forgotten this question. I will ask Community Support to close it unless you finalize it within 7 days. I will ask a Community Support Moderator to:

    Accept trkcorp's comment(s) as an answer.

fx124, if you think your question was not answered at all or if you need help, just post a new comment here; Community Support will help you.  DO NOT accept this comment as an answer.

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Yes, I had forgotten about the question but if you read my last post it actually wasn't answered.

I have since figured out what to do but none of the above are answers

What should I do regarding points, etc??
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fx124,
When you solve a problem yourself, here is what you should do:
1) Post a comment in the question, stating that you would like a refund of your points becasue you solved it yourself.  

IMPORTANT: Describe what you did to solve the problem.  Your answer will help people who search in EE for to locate answers of similar questions.

2) Create a 0-pt question in Community Support.  Ask for a refund of points.  Be sure to provide a link to the question's URL.

-- Dan
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PAQ'd and points refunded

fx124,
Dan is correct in the steps you should take to ask for a refund.  Thanks Dan for helping out.  I would ask that if you remember what you did to resolve this that you come back here and post your resolution like Dan mentioned so it might help somebody else experiencing the same problem.  Thank you.  You can always check your opened questions by clicking the link with your login name on it and look for any questions with a status of UnlockedQ.  I see you have another old question that could be finalized.  Please help keep Experts Exchange clean.  If you have further questions on how to take care of these questions, post here and we will help you.

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