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windows 8 audit log files location

Posted on 2014-12-30
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On a windows 8 PC, what is the actual file which stores local logon events. We have a copy of all files from a Windows 8 PC, and need some utility to review the actual audit log events, but need to know whcih file they are stored in first (and where that file lives by default), plus any suggestions on a tool which can take orphansed event log files and produce a report from them (i.e. allow you to filter for logon events).
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The Event Logs are stored here:

C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs

I do not know how easily they can be moved or viewed. Here is an older Microsoft Technical Article that you may be able to adapt.

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/315417
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you can open them in the event viewer
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...and the particular file is security.evtx
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