Displaying a Trace Log with a TMF File

If you do not have the PDB symbol file for the trace provider, use the following procedure to display the contents of a trace log:

  1. Start TraceView.

  2. On the File menu, click Open Existing Log File.

  3. In the Log File Name box, type the path and name of an event trace log file (.etl). Or, click the ellipsis button (...) and navigate to the file.

  4. In the Log File Selection dialog box, you can also set select options to generate other output files from the log file. This step is optional. For more information, see Setting Trace Log Options.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Click TMF (Trace Format) Files and then click OK.

  7. Do one of the following:

    • To specify one or more TMF files , click Select TMF Files, click OK, click Add, and then browse to and select one or more TMF files from the directory. To select TMF files from another directory, click the Add button again. Otherwise, click Done.
    • To direct TraceView to search for the TMF files in a specified directory, click Set TMF Search Path, click OK, browse to the directory, and then click OK.


For more information about specifying TMF files, see Select TMF Files and Set TMF Search Path.