Event-log filtering


Hello, I am new to powershell scripting. I need to retrieve logs that are for security, have the event id of 4659 and only filter/show the ones that the object is in C:\test, after that I want to display the account name and file path and time. Any ideas, I was thinking of using get event-log.

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  1. MotoX80 32,246 Reputation points

    Try this.

    $LookFor = 'c:\\test\\'
    $filter ='<QueryList>
      <Query Id="0" Path="Security">
        <Select Path="Security">*[System[(EventID=4659)]]</Select>
    Get-WinEvent  -FilterXml $filter | Where-Object -Property Message -match $LookFor | foreach {
            User = $_.properties[1].value
            File = $_.properties[6].value
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