AppCrashView v1.12 - View application crashes (.wer files)
Copyright (c) 2009 - 2013 Nir Sofer

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Description

AppCrashView is a small utility for Windows Vista and Windows 7 that displays the details of all application crashes occurred in your system. The crashes information is extracted from the .wer files created by the Windows Error Reporting (WER) component of the operating system every time that a crash is occurred. AppCrashView also allows you to easily save the crashes list to text/csv/html/xml file.

System Requirements

For now, this utility only works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008, simply because the earlier versions of Windows don't save the crash information into .wer files. It's possible that in future versions, I'll also add support for Windows XP/2000/2003 by using Dr. Watson (Drwtsn32.exe) or other debug component that capture the crash information.

Versions History

  • Version 1.12
    • Fixed bug: The crash items located under 'All Users' profile displayed twice.
    • Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option.
  • Version 1.11
    • Added 'Mark Odd/Even Rows' option, under the View menu. When it's turned on, the odd and even rows are displayed in different color, to make it easier to read a single line.
  • Version 1.10
    • Added 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option. When this option is turned on, the column names are added as the first line when you export to csv or tab-delimited file.
  • Version 1.07
    • Fixed issue: removed the encoding from the xml string, which caused problems to some xml viewers.
  • Version 1.06
    • Added /ShowReportQueue and /ShowReportArchive command-line options
  • Version 1.05
    • Added more WER folders.
    • Added 'Show ReportArchive Files' and 'Show ReportQueue Files' options. 'Show ReportQueue Files' option is turned off by default, because the ReportQueue folder doesn't contain crashes or critical errors.
    • Added /ProgramData command-line option.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Using AppCrashView

AppCrashView doesn't require any installation process or additional dll files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - AppCrashView.exe

The main window of AppCrashView contains 2 pane. The upper pane displays the list of all crashes found in your system, while the lower pane displays the content of the crash file that you select in the upper pane.
You can select one or more crashes in the upper pane, and then save them (Ctrl+S) into text/html/xml/csv file or copy them to the clipboard ,and paste them into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

Command-Line Options

/ProfilesFolder <Folder> Specifies the user profiles folder (e.g: c:\users) to load. If this parameter is not specified, the profiles folder of the current operating system is used.
/ProgramData <Folder> Specifies the ProgramData folder (e.g.: c:\ProgramData) to load the WER files. If this parameter is not specified, the ProgramData folder of the current operating system is used.
/ShowReportQueue <0 | 1> Specifies whether to enable the 'Show ReportQueue Files' option. 1 = enable, 0 = disable
/ShowReportArchive <0 | 1> Specifies whether to enable the 'Show ReportArchive Files' option. 1 = enable, 0 = disable
/stext <Filename> Save the list of application crashes into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of application crashes into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of application crashes into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of application crashes into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of application crashes into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of application crashes into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of application crashes into XML file.
/sort <column> This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Event Name" and "Process File". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~Event Time") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

Examples:
AppCrashView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\crashlist.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
AppCrashView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\crashlist.html" /sort "Process File"

/nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.

Translating AppCrashView to other languages

In order to translate AppCrashView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run AppCrashView with /savelangfile parameter:
    AppCrashView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named AppCrashView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of AppCrashView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run AppCrashView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run AppCrashView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download AppCrashView

AppCrashView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of AppCrashView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'appcrashview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed AppCrashView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian PortuguesePaulo Guzmán 27/03/20131.11
Danish  19/08/20121.11
DutchJan Verheijen 11/07/20131.12
FrenchaMadEUs 11/10/20111.11
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de 10/07/20131.12
Hungarian JVGTech Kft. 23/02/20111.10
Italian Luca Regazzi (Okon3) 20/08/20101.10
JapaneseTKari 13/03/20101.00
KoreanJong Ku Lee(À̀Á¾±¸) 21/01/20111.00
Polish Traxter 06/08/20111.10
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 10/07/20131.12
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 10/07/20131.12
RussianSergey Dindikov (Zeroes) 02/02/20101.00
Simplified Chinese chonghua 04/02/20101.00
SpanishWashington Guerrero 22/07/20121.11
Spanish David Viglianco 23/01/20111.10
SwedishTommy Kellerman 29/03/20111.11
Traditional Chinese ivangundampc 12/08/20131.12
Valencian vjatv 08/02/20101.00