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SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to view a System log, Security log, or Application log that you saved using Event viewer by double-clicking a Event Log (.evt) file, you may receive the following error message:
The filename, directory, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
Do you want to select another server to administer?
If you click Yes, you may be prompted to type the computer name of the computer on which the log file you want to view is located. If you click No, the application exits.

If you are running Windows NT version 3.5, you are not able to select a computer to administer; you must exit the application.

RESOLUTION

To open a saved Event Log (.evt) file, use the appropriate method:

Windows NT version 4.0

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, click Administrative Tools, and the click Event Viewer.
  2. On the Log menu, click Open.
  3. In the File Name box, type the path to the log file you wish to view, an then click OK.

Windows NT versions 3.5 and 3.51

  1. In the Administrative Tools group, double-click Event Viewer.
  2. On the Log menu, click Open.
  3. In the File Name box, type the path to the log file you wish to view, and then click OK.

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Article ID: 173023 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
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