Windows 10: Any way to review Notifications History?

  1.    06 Feb 2016 #1

    Any way to review Notifications History?

    Not for the first time in W10 I noticed a notification slide off the screen before I had a chance to read it..

    I need to access those notifications, after all, I'm in charge of the West's nuclear arsenal and could have missed something damned important!

    Anyone help here? How do I review old notifications that got away from me?
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  2.    06 Feb 2016 #2

    SoxmisUK said: View Post
    I'm in charge of the West's nuclear arsenal and could have missed something damned important!
    You certainly missed the notification to change your pin Launch code for US nukes was 00000000 for 20 years

    Can't help with the question though, I've wondered also.
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  3.    06 Feb 2016 #3

    Very scary stuff! :) On the subject of W10 Notifications though, it seems weird that you get a notification for a few seconds, but then said notifications is whisked away into the ether with no method of review.. Annoying and not really functional imho.. Thanks for the reply..
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  4.    06 Feb 2016 #4

    The only thing I've noticed is, action notifications are gathered up in the Action Pane, until you Clear them, event notifications may be keep in Cortana's Notebook.
    Anything else is just Tips, IMO.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       06 Feb 2016 #5

    Hello Soxmis, :)

    You can view any missed notifications in your action center.

    If you like, you can also change how long notifications will show before automatically closing.
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  6.    06 Feb 2016 #6

    Hi Guys thanks for the suggestions..

    Unfortunately, my notifications don't seem to be held in the action centre and opening it finds no notifications awaiting review. My whole question (Which I should have explained more thoroughly..) is where are they going if not into the action centre..

    I was thinking of switching all notifications OFF then ON again to see if something became inactive somewhere..

    The tip about extending the length of time a notification stays up is really handy Brink.. Especially as I'm in and out of my room a lot and often miss those notifications.

    (Edit) I should add that all my apps enabled to show notifications for updates, errors etc. and most of them are switched ON in settings.
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  7. Posts : 29,336
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       06 Feb 2016 #7

    I'm afraid that if they notifications aren't listed in action center, they have been cleared.
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  •    08 Feb 2016 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    I'm afraid that if they notifications aren't listed in action center, they have been cleared.
    That's a shame, especially as they were not cleared by the user (Me..) ah well at least I have your extended view time of them and that helps..

    Cheers all..!
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  • Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       21 Nov 2017 #9

    I know this is an old thread but I thought I would update it as it might help people who find it via a Google search...

    Often you can find the notifications in the Event Viewer. We are all used to looking in the Applications and System logs, but almost all apps and services also have their own log area in Event Viewer. For example I wanted to look at past Windows Defender notifications, mostly because they get truncated in the notification center and that makes it really useless for figuring out what triggered the notification if the path is long, etc.

    1. Open Event Viewer
    2. Expand Applications and Services Logs
    3. Drill down to the app or service you are interested in, e.g. for Windows Defender you might go to: Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Defender -> Operational log.
    4. Review the log and look for the notification you were interested in.

    Of course this is of no use if you cannot remember the app that triggered the notification, but it might help some people out.. certainly helped me track down the new Controlled Folder Access notifications (1123).
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