Windows 7 forum: Moving ALL Windows Event logs off of SSD

by: Vylas November 28, 2012 3:34 AM PST

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Moving ALL Windows Event logs off of SSD

by Vylas - 11/28/12 3:34 AM

I just recently bought my first brand new SSD and I'm thrilled with it. But owning one of these has created somewhat of a bitter taste and a sense of unease. Now I'm obsessively thinking about ways to stop or limit some writes to the drive that I feel are unimportant. The reason I'm on this mission is because I looked at my specific manufacturers toolbox to see details about the drive and I noticed that it has already accumulated over 5 billion writes so far. This thing is a little over a week old. So then I'm looking at my event logs and I'm thinking that every single one of these entries is a small write here and there and EVERYWHERE and it just never stops!! Then I tried to move the logs to my D:\ drive by modifying the settings within Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and the major ones did move there, but then there are over a hundred different other log categories under windows and there were no group policy settings for those. I was inspired to start this thread by another thread regarding clearing all those log files with a simple bat file. That conversation is here http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19411_102-378338/delete-all-event-logs-at-once-in-windows-7/ They came up with a .bat file that does clean them all out with one swoop. I am not good with those things and I was hoping that modifying something small would enable those certain files ending in .evtx to be moved to a new location and registered within Windows. Otherwise it's a huge amount of time going through each one to change the location from within the Event Viewer. Does anybody have any suggestions? Thanks

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