Windows – Microsoft Office log location on windows

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Where is Microsoft Office log location on windows? It gives me some problem about file corrupted, but does not specify what exactly is wrong. Where it usually logs. I could not find because I do use Linux… Just where windows puts its log-files?

Best Answer

Microsoft Office does not create log files, but keeps all events in Windows event logs system instead.

If the version of Microsoft Office you are using is 2010 or 2013, you should do the following steps:

  1. In Control Panel, open Administrative Tools.
  2. Start Event Viewer.
  3. In the list of event logs, select Application.
  4. On the View menu, click Filter.
  5. In the Event source list, select VSTO 4.0.
  6. For installation events, in the Event ID box, type 4096.
  7. Click OK to see the filtered view.

If you are using Microsoft Office 2007, you can also find MS Office journals in Windows event logs. Not in Application log, but in two separate log categories: Microsoft Office Diagnostics and Microsoft Office Sessions.

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