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Editor which can open files in use?

Editor which can open files in use?

I tried to use NotePad to open system.log and software.log in Windows and it said it couldn't open because file was in use. Is there an editor which can open such files? for Windows XP.

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"I don't think there are any editors that will open system.log (or software.log) directly, but you can make a copy of it and then edit that file:

Open Event Viewer (under Administrative Tools)
Right Click on the log you want to save.
Save it as a text file (or any format you want).
Edit the file you saved."