3 Ways to Quickly Clear All Event Logs in Windows 10

August 4th, 2020 by Admin Leave a reply »

Event Viewer is a built-in Windows application that lets you view all the important events that occur on your PC. Sometimes, you may need to delete old event logs at once if nothing has gone wrong. In this tutorial we’ll show you 3 ways to quickly clear all event logs in Windows 10 Event Viewer.

Method 1: Clear Windows Event Logs Using Event Viewer

Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type eventvwr.msc and click OK to open Event Viewer.

On the left sidebar of Event Viewer, expand “Windows Logs” and right-click one of the events categories, then select Clear Log from the menu that comes up.

Click either the “Save and Clear” or the Clear button to confirm.

The event logs will be cleared immediately.

Method 2: Clear Windows Event Logs Using Command Prompt

Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Copy and paste the following command into the Command Prompt, and then hit Enter.
for /F "tokens=*" %1 in ('wevtutil.exe el') DO wevtutil.exe cl "%1"

This will delete all types of Windows event logs at once.

Method 3: Clear Windows Event Logs Using PowerShell

Press the Windows logo key + X to open the Quick Link menu, and then click on “Windows PowerShell (Admin)“.

To clear all event logs in Windows 10, just enter the below command and press Enter.
Get-EventLog -LogName * | ForEach { Clear-EventLog $_.Log }

That’s it!