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What is BSOD, Where is the BSOD Log File Located and How to read it?

by Hassan Mujtaba
Windows BSOD Log File Location

Smartphones and Computer users can never face the error more fearer than Blue Screen of Death. This error occurs in smartphones, Laptop and Desktops due to software or hardware problems. Once this error occurred your device will be paralyzed. You can’t perform any further operation on your device. There are many factors that are shareholders of this unwanted occurrence. If you catch the cause early than its easy to troubleshoot this problem. Otherwise, you have to concern a technician or may even need to replace your Laptop with a new one.

Even computer professionals don’t know that Windows 10 comes with neat storing of files. The file storage of Windows 10 includes BSOD. This file is stored in the .txt format. It is not simple to access the BSOD, a little bit trickier. But, it doesn’t mean that you can’t access this file. Now advanced Windows and some third party software both allow you to access these files.

The exact location of BSOD File and how to read it?

Once users faced the BSOD issue the log files of this event get automatically stored in Windows 10. May you are not aware of Windows Event Viewer. It is the warehouse alike feature of Windows 10. It stores all the recent activities done on Windows, familiar features with the Facebook Activity log. Windows Event Viewer includes errors, System messages, and warnings, etc. From here you can troubleshoot major and minor problems of Windows 10.

From Windows Event Viewer:

  1. You need to follow these steps for exploring the BSOD File from Windows Event Viewer.
  2. Press the Windows + X key, Windows 10 will show you Quick Links Menu.
  3. Click on the Event Viewer option.
    BSOD log file
  4. On the right side of Windows, click on Create Custom View present under the Actions column.
    BSOD log file
  5. Here select the Time range during which the BSOD happens on your Computer.BSOD log file
  6. Now check the Error Checkbox, Select the events logs menu.
  7. Check the box of Windows Logs and click on OK.
  8. Rename the Custom View as you want and then click on OK. Event Viewer will only display those activities which are performed during the selected time duration.
  9. Look at the information using Date and Time Header.
  10. Look at the errors that are close to the time of BSOD.
  11. For further details regarding the error user Details option.
  12. Now it’s easy for you to remove the cause of BSOD from your Laptop or desktop.


As we told you already that some software also lets you locate the BSOD Log File. Their way of working is similar to Windows even viewers. You may need fewer steps to accomplish the task. But we think there is no need for downloading and using them. A stock option is always the best. If you still want to use the third party software then we recommend BlueScreenView. This software is dedicated to Windows 10 and Windows 8. It will display all the causes and errors which are behind BSOD in a simple table. There can be many reasons behind the Blue Screen of Death which we have explained in our recent tutorial. Best Ways to avoid Kernel Security check failures on Windows 10.

Well, these were the procedures to locate BSOD Log File in Windows computer. If you have any question in your mind related to the topic. You can freely ask us through the Comment Box below.

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