TraceView (TraceView.exe) configures and controls trace sessions and displays formatted trace messages from real-time trace sessions and trace logs.


TraceView's command-line interface is deprecated and outdated. You should prefer the dedicated command-line tools that are included in the SDK and WDK: Tracepdb, Tracelog, and Tracefmt.

TraceView is a trace controller and a trace consumer. You can use TraceView to enable, configure, start, update, and stop a tracing session; to display real-time or logged trace messages; to combine trace message from different providers in a single display; to filter a trace message display; and to convert trace messages into text format.

TraceView is located in the tools\<Platform> subdirectory of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK), where <Platform> represents the platform you are running the trace session on, for example, x86, x64, or arm64.

This section describes the version of TraceView that ships in the Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update (1709) WDK and later. Earlier versions of Traceview may lack many of the features described here.


TraceView runs on Microsoft Windows 7 and later versions of Windows.

Using TraceView