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Where can I find all the log files and how can I clean them up.

I am in the event viewer and all the logs are full of events that I would like to clean up.
There are thousands per event log such as "Application", "Directory Service", :Security", etc.
I would like to know where each of the logs are located per the event viewer in the server management.
I would like to clean up as well the event logs.
please advise.
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j_rameses

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy

The event logs clean themselves up, as they have a maximum size limit.  So older events will get overwritten as needed.  You can delete the items if you like though from the Event Viewer itself.  Just right click the log you want to clean up and selet the appropriate option from the menu.

Jeff
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j_rameses

TechSoEasy,

I did right click on the item but I do not get an option to delete from the event viewer.
Can I delete them manually from the log files?
What is the direectory for all the log files I requested?
Thanx.
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy

There is no directory really... you can't just delete a log file, only the items within it.

Is there a 3rd party log file that's been installed that you want to remove?  If so, then you need to do that in the registry.  Let me know if you need info about this.

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j_rameses

TechSoEasy,
I would like to delete the old items from the log files.
I mentioned before that I can not delete them as per your instructions, how can I delete them.
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j_rameses

thank you TechSoEasy