Log & Track activity on Windows computer with LastActivityView

Ever wanted to track all the tasks being run on your computer, quickly?  LastActivityView from Nirsoft is a freeware that displays details of recent user actions and logs events and tasks taking on your Windows PC.


The program collects information from various sources on a running system, and displays a log of actions made by the user and events occurred on this computer.

The activities which are covered includes:

  • Opening and closing of files and folders
  • Software installations
  • Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Logon, Log off and Start operations of your computer
  • Running applications or .exe files
  • Opening and closing of Open or Save dialog-box
  • Application crashes
  • System crashes
  • Folder viewed in Explorer
  • Blue Screens
  • Creation of Restore Points
  • Start and End of Windows Installer
  • Network connection/disconnection and more.

If you wish, you can easily export this information into a csv, tab-delimited, xml or html file or copy it to the clipboard and then paste it into an Excel or other document.

LastActivityView is a portable app and doesn’t require to be installed. It collects the information from Registry keys, Prefetch files, Log files, Minidump files and other such places. By default, the tool displays the actions by Action Time, but you can get them to display by Description, as well.

LastActivityView can help you keep track of how your computer is being used and can also prove to be useful if you wish to troubleshoot some problems.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.