Notifications in Windows 10 truncate reasonably important data. For instance, Defender is telling me a program is changing my folder, but it wont give the full message (path to exe):

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Now, this I can figure this program out, but is there a way to get access to the full notifications somewhere?


Looked for the same thing and found this solution here: https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/39902-any-way-review-notifications-history.html

Often you can find the notifications in the Event Viewer. We are all used to looking in the Applications and System logs, but almost all apps and services also have their own log area in Event Viewer. For example I wanted to look at past Windows Defender notifications, mostly because they get truncated in the notification center and that makes it really useless for figuring out what triggered the notification if the path is long, etc.

  1. Open Event Viewer
  2. Expand Applications and Services Logs
  3. Drill down to the app or service you are interested in, e.g. for Windows Defender you might go to: Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Defender -> Operational log.
  4. Review the log and look for the notification you were interested in.

That will give you the full notifications you need. Note that it may be listed as a warning, information, etc.

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  • while this may be acceptable to review a single or a few notifications, this gets annoying really fast if you get them fairly frequently. is there a way to display the full text right when it pops up? Also the program that gives me those messages (Visual Studio) is not listed there in the event viewer. The notification windows defender is putting a duplicate there, but other notification messages may not. So your solution works for Windows Defender only. – FalcoGer Sep 3 '19 at 13:47

If you can't find these notifications in the Event Viewer, you can use paid Notification Logger app from Microsoft Store to view past notifications history.

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