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Import a Custom View

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

Custom views can be exported as XML files with an XML file name extension. The resulting XML files can be imported using Event Viewer. This allows custom views to be shared between users and computers.

To import a custom view

  1. Start Event Viewer.

  2. On the Action menu, click Import Custom View.

  3. Navigate to the location of the exported view, click the corresponding .xml file and click Open.

  4. On the Import Custom View File dialog box, in Name, enter a name for the imported custom view.

  5. In Description, enter a description of the custom view.

  6. Select the folder in which you want to store the custom view.

    noteNote
    Custom views can be stored in the Custom Views folder or any subfolder of the Custom Views folder. You can create new subfolders in the Custom Views folder by selecting it and clicking New Folder.

  7. If you want the custom view to be accessible to anyone using the computer, ensure the All Users check box is selected and click OK. If you want the custom view to be accessible only to someone logged on to your current account, ensure that the All Users check box is not selected and click OK.

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