Workspace Settings

This dialog box allows you to specify workspace settings for log file analysis.

Log files

You can choose more than one log file set. Sets can be located in different directories and/or could have different file names. You can enter exact file names or wildcards.


C:\My Logs\*.*

C:\My Logs\WMS_2006_??.log


Do not display text after the question mark (?) in URL

Some of sites use the question mark to transmit data to and from the server. This information is often not relevant, and Proxy Log Explorer can automatically remove it use this option. If not removed, then references to one page with different query strings will appear as separate pages in your reports. Some sites depend upon query string values to distinguish between separate pages.

Match case keywords

Click this option if you want to perform a case-sensitive keyword lists

Match case users

Click this option if you want to perform a case-sensitive user lists

File Types

File Types options are used to specify how Proxy Log Explorer should classify a page field at parsing. For instance a hit line with .html as extension is classified as a document, one with a .exe extension as a downloads, one with a .jpg extension as an image etc. The most common file and page types are tracked by Proxy Log Explorer. You can delete or add necessary for you type files.

Date filter

Using this filter you can select to view the lines which fit the certain date interval and should be analyzed.

Log File Storage

Inclusion of the given option allows, to put your log files in storage and to analyze them later.


Filters allow to specify which lines from you log files should be analyzed. They allow you to do deeper and more specific analyzing. In case you want to read large amount of log files, it would be advisable to use filters to save system resources.

Date && Time

If you MS Windows Media Services doesn't log time in your time zone, you should enter the time difference here.