How to Enable and Use Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows


Whether you are using Windows 11 or Windows 10 you may not be aware that Microsoft has a diagnostic system on your computer to collect diagnostic data for your system. But it is very important to know some of the diagnostic data that is collected from your computer that is why Microsoft released a new tool called Diagnostic Data Viewer. This tool will help you with all the information you need concerning the diagnostic data that is sent to the Microsoft server directly from your computer. Read this if you want to know How to Delete Diagnostic Data in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Some of the data sent to Microsoft are information about installed software, drivers, hardware configuration, and showing their compatibility. This information helps Microsoft improve the user experience on their operating system. If you want access to this Diagnostic Data Viewer then you need to enable it, in this guide I will be showing you how to enable this feature on Windows 10 and how to make use of it.

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Follow this steps on how to enable and use Diagnostic Data Viewer

1: Go to your computer setting and search for Diagnostics & feedback. Toggle the View diagnostic data button to ON. Click on the Open Diagnostic Data Viewer to launch the Microsoft Store.

Diagnostic and Feedback

2. Click Get in the Microsoft Store to download and install the Diagnostic Data Viewer. After installation click on Open.

Diagnostic Data Viewer

Note: Diagnostic Data Viewer stores a history of diagnostic data sent by your Windows device. Events are removed starting with the oldest once either the storage size or storage time capacity is reached.

3. You can see the diagnostic data below and it is very easy for you to analyze this data by exporting all your diagnostic data as a CSV file.

Diagnostic Data

4. You can click on the filter icon so that you can filter the type of data you want to view.

Diagnostic Data Filter

5. The CSV file contains the time stamp, the name of the log captured, and the JSON that shows all the data sent to Microsoft

CSV File

I hope you found this blog post How to Enable and Use Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows Interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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