Find in log
In addition to Log filtering, you can use the search functionality within Log files, however you can also use it independently from log filtering. This is useful when you are looking for particular records in logs. Like Log filtering, this search feature will help you find the information you are looking for, especially when there are too many records.
When using search in log, you can Find text by typing a specific string, use the Search in columns drop-down menu to filter by column, select Record types and set a Time period to only search for records from a specific time period. By specifying certain search options, only records that are relevant (according to those search options) will be searched in the Log files window.
Find text: Type a string (word, or part of a word). Only records that contain this string will be found. Other records will be omitted.
Search in columns: Select what columns will be taken into account when searching. You can check one or more columns to be used for searching. By default, all columns are selected:
Record types: Choose one or more record log types from the drop-down menu:
•Diagnostic - Logs information needed to fine-tune the program and all records above.
•Informative - Records informative messages, including successful update messages, plus all records above.
•Warnings - Records critical errors and warning messages.
•Errors - Errors such as "Error downloading file" and critical errors will be recorded.
•Critical - Logs only critical errors (error starting antivirus protection).
Time period: Define the time period from which you want the results to be displayed.
•Not specified (default) - does not search within time period, searches the whole log.
•Time period - you can specify the exact time period (date and time) to search only those records from a specified time period.
Match whole words only - Finds only records that match the string as a whole word in the What text box.
Match case sensitive - Finds only records that match the string with exact capitalization in the What text box.
Search upwards - Searches from the current position upwards.
Once you have configured your search options, click Find to start searching. The search stops when it finds the first corresponding record. Click Find again to see additional records. The Log files are searched from top to bottom, starting from your current position (the record that is highlighted).