I have found that Windows logs every event such as system login/out, USB connection's history, etc. This all can be viewed in Event viewer.

But my question is Where on the filesystem are the event log files located on Windows 7?

  • Do you mean "where on the filesystem are the event log files located"?
    – BenjiWiebe
    Dec 27, 2014 at 4:56
  • yes, thats exactly what it meant.
    – Damon
    Dec 27, 2014 at 5:17

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These files are located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs with the extension .evtx

  • Something unusual most probably relating to the W10 upgrade from Win8.1 ~Apr 2016 placed all the evtx log files in C:\Logs with the same date stamp. No such problem with the ones in C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs! Oct 4, 2019 at 10:15

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