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Stop a Recording

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

This procedure describes how to stop and save a currently running recording in Windows® Performance Recorder (WPR) from the user interface (UI). For information about how to start a recording from the command line, see WPR Command-Line Options.

  1. On the WPR screen, click Save. (If you click Cancel, no recording data is saved.)

  2. Browse to the location to which you want to save the recording file.

  3. Enter a description of the problem for which you created the recording.

  4. Click Save and then click OK.

    If events have been lost, a warning will display. See Avoid Lost Events for guidance about how to avoid this problem.


Recordings can contain personally identifiable or security-related information. This includes paths to files that the recording accesses, or registry access and process names. Be cautious when you share recording files.

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