How to recover system log files

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    Perwani
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    Hi,

    Is there any way to see my old system log files after a windows crash? can I see the old system log files after re installing the windows? or can I see the old logs after repairing the windows?

    Please help me out.

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    Ossian
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    Re: How to recover system log files

    Is this the event logs or something else?
    Which OS?

    If a re-install, if you didn’t format the drive, you may have a windows.old directory with the (remains of the) previous installation

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    Anonymous
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    Re: How to recover system log files

    In Windows XP…

    A format drive can recover the (event viewer ) system log files?

    Blood
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    #336363

    Re: How to recover system log files

    Perwani;280836 wrote:
    In Windows XP…

    A format drive can recover the (event viewer ) system log files?

    If you have formatted the drive before re-installing Windows you will not be able to retrieve any files.

    If you repaired Windows, the event files (.evt) may be present. If you did a new installation without reformatting the drive then as Ossian says, you might be able recover them from the Windows.old folder.

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    Ossian
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    #189293

    Re: How to recover system log files

    There are, of course, the obvious questions:
    a) why do you need them
    b) why didn’t you recover them before formatting?

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