IEDiagCMD.exe is a small utility that generates logs requires to troubleshoot issues with Internet Explorer in Windows. It is typically located under C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer on a x86 OS install and C:\Program files (x86)\Internet Explorer on an x64 OS install and can prove to be a very useful tool while troubleshooting Internet Explorer problems.
To bring it up, just type IEDiagCMD.exe in start search and hit Enter. When you execute IEDiagCMD.exe you will see a black window that stays open for few seconds and then closes by generating a cab file on your desktop. Double-click and open the files and you will notice that it contains a few logs and files.
- The first file we know it’s the CBS log that generates mostly after running a system integrity check (sfc /scannow).
- The second file is Windows Update Log which would have you Windows update history and related information.
- The third file is the Compatibility View (CV) list. If you want to know more about it check this MSDN article.
- The next one is Branding log file that helps us in troubleshooting issues with IE
- The next one Windows_panther_unattend.xml I believe it an answer file generated at unattended install
- The next two files are related information about you IE version etc. you can open and view it in Notepad.
Here is what my C__Program Files (x86)_Internet Explorer_signup_install.ins file looks like:
IE4 Welcome Msg=1
When you need support or help while troubleshooting Internet Explorer issues in forums or from your IT support, it is a good idea to include this IEDiag.cab file with it so that it will make the troubleshooting process easier.
Thanks to my eightforums co-member Bill2 for telling me about this tool.