EVT File Type

- The quick facts

What are EVT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an EVT file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an EVT file?

An .EVT file is a Windows Event Viewer Log file.

Files with the .evt extension are most commonly associated with the Windows Event Viewer. The Windows Event Viewer is a utility that logs the system events on a user's computer.

The EVT files contain a series of log events that have been recorded by the software. The events contain an ID and insertion strings and are stored in a proprietary binary format.

The EVT files are used in the Windows environment to analyze and debug the performance of a user's computer, by using Microsoft Event Viewer which comes with Windows.

You usually do not need to edit or view these files, as they only contain information usable by the software program that uses them.

Last updated: February 25, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension EVT

While we know of one file format using the .EVT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .EVT file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of EVT files. Remember, different programs may use EVT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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