How to enable and use Diagnostic Data Viewer on 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 which is why Microsoft released a new tool called Diagnostic Data Viewer. In this article, you will learn how to enable and use Diagnostic Data Viewer on Windows. Please see how to prevent your computers from sending Diagnostics & feedback off via Windows Settings and Group Policy.

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. Here is a YouTube video on how to Enable and Use Diagnostic Data Viewer on Windows.

View the diagnostic data that Microsoft collects 

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. If you want to read more on some diagnostic tools you can read these: Workaround for Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool Vulnerability, How to Improve Website Response using Traffic Manager, Setup up WatchGuard Log and Report Server in a VM, How to setup WatchGuard Log Server.

Enable and use Diagnostic Data Viewer

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

Download Diagnostic Data Viewer

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. It is very easy for you to analyze this data by exporting all your diagnostic data as a CSV file.

Diagnostic Data

Please see how to restrict additional Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool download in Windows. Also, see Azure Virtual Machines: Windows Admin Center & Serial Console

Use the filter icon

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

Please see How to run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool on Windows. Also, see how to Install Windows Admin Center on Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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

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