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Does a system recovery affect the event logs in Windows 7?

Posted on 2014-01-27
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If I used system restore to go back to a previous restore point, will it affect the event log files on a Windows 7 pc?

In a different scenario, if I did a restore from a backup of the pc from a portable drive, should it affect the event log files on a Windows 7 pc?
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From:  http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/133478-moving-windows-event-log-files-another-location.html

Windows event logs by default are stored in:  C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\

Doing a system restore, regardless of where you pull the source, should effect the event logs.
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Yes it does. I have had this affection a year or so ago, when my system was restored to system restore point and I could not find the latest events.
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In a different scenario, if I did a restore from a backup of the pc from a portable drive, should it affect the event log files on a Windows 7 pc?
-Depends on what type of backup it is. If the backup is file level then no. If the backup is system partition or entire drive - then yes.
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