Recently I've been moving a bunch of files at night. The program I use to move said files (FastCopy) doesn't log when said moves are completed, but it does allow you to shut down the computer when the process is done. So, I decided to check up on shut down times to see how long each move took. Simple enough, right?
Apparently, there is no file lying around that you can just open to fetch such info on Windows, but with a little Google I did find a method I'll probably be using from now on. If you ever need to do such a thing, you can do such a thing like this:
1. Press 'Windows + R' to open the Run dialog, and type in 'eventvwr.msc'. This opens Event Logs.
2. Double click on 'Windows Logs', select 'System', and right click to 'Filter Current Log'.
3. In the 'Event sources' check 'USER32', and right below this dropdown ('Event IDs') enter '1074'.
And that's it! Happy logging. Source here.