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Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

You may be aware that Windows collect diagnostic and usage data information and send it to Microsoft to improve the product & services associated with the overall Windows 10 experience. It also helps in patching bugs or security loopholes faster. Now starting with Windows 10 v1803, Microsoft has added a new Diagnostic Data Viewer tool that lets you review the diagnostic data your device is sending to Microsoft.

Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

Diagnostic Data Viewer Tool is disabled by default, and to use it, and you need to enable Diagnostic Data Viewer. Enabling or Disabling this tool is very simple as it is integrated into the Settings App under Privacy. So without wasting any time, let’s see How to Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.

Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10 Settings

1. Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app then click on the Privacy icon.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings and then click on Privacy | Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

2. Now, from the left-hand side menu, click on Diagnostics & feedback.

3. From the right window pane scroll down to Diagnostic Data Viewer section.

4. Under Diagnostic Data Viewer make sure to turn ON or enable the toggle.

Under Diagnostic Data Viewer make sure to turn ON or enable the toggle

5. If you’re enabling the Diagnostic Data Viewer Tool, you need to click on Diagnostic Data Viewer button, which will then take you to the Microsoft Store to click on “Get” to download and install Diagnostic Data Viewer app.

Click Get to download and install Diagnostic Data Viewer app

6. Once the app is installed, click on “Launch” to open the Diagnostic Data Viewer app.

Once the app is installed simply click Launch to open the Diagnostic Data Viewer app

7. Close everything, and you can restart your PC.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Registry Editor

1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.

Run command regedit

2.Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics\DiagTrack\EventTranscriptKey

3. Now right-click on EventTranscriptKey then select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Right-click on EventTranscriptKey then select New then DWORD (32-bit) Value

4. Name this newly created DWORD as EnableEventTranscript and hit Enter.

Name this newly created DWORD as EnableEventTranscript and hit Enter

5. Double-click on EnableEventTranscript DWORD to change its value according to:

0 = Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer Tool
1 = Enable Diagnostic Data Viewer Tool

Double-click on EnableEventTranscript DWORD to change its value according to

6.Once you changed the DWORD value, click OK and close registry editor.

7. Finally, Restart your PC to save changes.

How to View your Diagnostics Events

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Privacy icon.

2. From the left-hand menu, select Diagnostics & feedback then enable the toggle for Diagnostic Data Viewer and then click on Diagnostic Data Viewer button.

Enable the toggle for Diagnostic Data Viewer & click on Diagnostic Data Viewer button

3. Once the app opens, from the left column, you can review your diagnostic events. Once you select a particular event than in the right window, you will see the detailed event view, showing you the exact data uploaded to Microsoft.

From the left column you can review your diagnostic events | Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

4. You can also search for a particular diagnostic event data using the search box at the top of the screen.

5. Now click on the three parallel lines (Menu button) which will open the detailed Menu from where you can select particular filters or categories, which define how Microsoft uses the events.

Select particular filters or categories from Diagnostic Data Viewer app

6. If you need to Export data from the Diagnostic Data Viewer app again click on the menu button, then select Export Data.

If you need to Export data from the Diagnostic Data Viewer app then click on Export Data button

7. Next, you need to specify a path where you want to save the file and give the file a name. To save the file, you need to click on the Save button.

Specify a path where you want to save the file and give the file a name

8. Once done, the diagnostic data will be exported to a CSV file to your specified location, which can then be used on any other device to analyze the data further.

The diagnostic data will be exported to a CSV file | Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10

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That’s it you have successfully learned How to Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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