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How to delete Event Log on Windows 10

How to delete Event Log on Windows 10

How to delete Event Log on Windows 10We face several types of error on Windows 10. We have lots of solutions also. We project appropriate fixation rules to these problems. In the same context we talk about a term – Event Log. This event log basically stores all information about past errors occurred in that system. Event log doesn’t clear any of these data automatically. So it is recommended to delete these data manually, else could be a risk for computer’s performance.

It is good to delete saved event log as soon as possible. We have three unique procedures to delete Event log on Windows 10. Follow the one which is most suitable for you. Event log can be deleted using Event Viewer, Command Prompt and CMD.

Procedure to delete Event Log using CMD file on Windows 10

Open the Notepad page and paste the coding written below. This coding is taken from Microsoft as a Source. We need to paste the code and save it as CMD file.

Paste the Coding Written below…….

@echo off

FOR /F “tokens=1,2” %%V IN (‘bcdedit’) DO SET adminTest=%%V

IF (%adminTest%)==(Access) goto noAdmin

for /F “tokens=” %%G in (‘wevtutil.exe el’) DO (call :do_clear “%%G”)


echo Event Logs have been cleared!

goto theEnd


echo clearing %1

wevtutil.exe cl %1

goto :eof


After writing the above code save it as .cmd file. Right click on saved file and run it as Administrator.

How to delete Event Log on Windows 10

Procedure to Delete Event Log using Event Viewer on Windows 10

Go to search bar and type “Event Viewer”. Locate the EV icon and right click on it. Then click on “Run as Administrator”. Navigate to left panel of the Window. Double click on Windows Logs. Now right click on Application. Select the Clear log option. Then click on Clear Log present in right panel of the Event Viewer Window. This will finally delete the data present in Event Log.

Procedure to Delete Event Log using Command Prompt on Windows

Go to Search bar and type cmd. Right click on CMD icon and select Run as Administrator. Now Type “wevtutil el“in newly opened Command Prompt Window and press enter. You need to enter the code without quotes (“”). Pressing enter will delete all the saved logs. But if you wish to delete a selected one, then enter the code given below. ” Wevtutil cl + name of log ” – where name of log represents select log by us.

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