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Err Msg: The Filename, Directory, or Volume Label Syntax Is...

This article was previously published under Q173023
SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to view a System log, Security log, or Application logthat 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 thecomputer on which the log file you want to view is located. If you clickNo, the application exits.

If you are running Windows NT version 3.5, you are not able to select acomputer 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: 11/01/2006 04:52:48 - Revision: 2.1

  • 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
  • kberrmsg kbprb KB173023
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