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    Windows 8 Log Collector

    Windows 8 Log Collector
    Default Windows 8 Log Collector

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    Capt.Jack Sparrow's Avatar
    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst

    Join Date: Jan 2010
    Location: Just next to Southern Bridge
    Posts: 243

    information   Information
    Windows 8 Log Collector is a standalone exe file that will help you to easily collect the log files for MSINFO32, Minidump, event logs, host file, and Internet Explorer in Windows 8.

    Icons : Zune Windows Logo
    Buttons: Yet Another Button & Easy Button

    Note   Note
    The collected log files will be displayed on your desktop in a W8 folder.

    Tip   Tip
    On most occasions we will ask you to click "Grab All". Run the individual options only if we ask you to do so.

    Q: I'm getting an Unhandled exception while running the Tool

    Your getting this error is because you haven't Elevated the program i.e. you haven't ran the program as administrator follow this tutorial for more information Run as administrator.

    Q: Nothing happens while I click on the Tool

    Most probably your Antivirus / Firewall might be blocking the Tool from running so it's recommend to disable your Antivirus / Firewall and then run the Tool again. Also right click on the Tool go to Properties and under General Tab see it has an option "Unblock" if so click on unblock then try again

    Q: When I open the application it's asking to download .NET Frameworks 4.0

    This application is build with .NET Frameworks 4.0 so you need to download .NET Frameworks 4.0 from Microsoft's website.

    How To:

    - Download the W8 Log Collector ZIP file and extract the W8 Log Collector.exe file
    - Right click on the extracted W8 Log Collector.exe file, and click on Run as administrator
    - Click on Grab All
    - Click on OK when prompted for each report saved to the W8 folder on your desktop.
    - Now go to your Desktop and right click on W8 folder and click on Send To -> Compressed folder to ZIP it.
    - Upload it to your post if you like

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    What's new :
    • Complied on Windows 8 DE to made sure it works
    • Get all files button added

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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

    Great tool, Shyam. +1

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    Hull England
    Posts : 207
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Sp1/Windows 8 Release Preview x64

    Well done Capt
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    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot

    Very nice, Capt. Jack!
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Nice one, Capt
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    Thank you..
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    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit (6.3, Build 9600)

    Gr8 Tool...Nice Work Captain...
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    Thanks Mate.
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    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    First, nice app, and very useful, thanks.

    But, note the following....

    1.) If run from a different drive (ie. F:) it creates (F:\Users\userprofilename\Desktop\W8) for ...

    a. MSINFO32.nfo
    b. EventSys.txt
    c. EventApp.txt

    Throws an error for the, but still places it on the desktop directly, not in a folder
    And creates a W8 folder and places the Hosts.txt there.
    So, from any other drive, it throws things in different locations.

    The concern is, if we wanted to run this from a thumb drive, it would not work properly.

    It works properly if run as admin from the desktop.

    An added feature would be to create an already zipped file of the contents in the W8 folder, placed inside the W8 folder, along with the files there left unzipped. Just a thought.

    What would actually be nicer, would be to create the W8 folder from the location the app is run, rather than placing on the desktop.
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    I cant click download, can someone help?
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