Windows 8.1 - A desktop shortcut to rapidly access the Event Viewer

September 2016


Windows 8.1 - A desktop shortcut to rapidly access the Event Viewer


In this article you will learn how to create desktop shortcut to rapidly access the "Event Viewer" of Windows 8.1.
The procedure is as follows:
  • Right Click on an empty area of your Desktop
  • Select > New > Shortcut
  • Copy/paste the below command in the "Type the location of the item" field:
    • C:\Windows\System32\eventvwr.exe 
  • Click on Next
  • Give a name to the shortcut and click on OK.

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