LOG File Type

- The quick facts

What are LOG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LOG 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 a LOG file?

LOG files have multiple uses, and Log is one of them.

Log File

Files that use the .log file extension are commonly used by a variety of computer operating systems and software applications to store plain text or binary logs of events that have occurred within the associated software program.

Log files are used for many different purposes. For example, they may be generated by operating systems to keep track of system events, by software installation programs to list the locations and names of files that have been installed on a user's system, and by other applications to keep track of actions performed before an application crash occurred.

Since log files can be in plain readable text or in a proprietary binary format, it is difficult to tell which program can open your specific log file. Try a few of the suggested editors and viewers that support viewing both text and binary formats.

How to open LOG files

We have identified 2 LOG openers that are compatible with this specific type of LOG file.

Programs that open Log files

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .LOG

While Log File is a popular type of LOG-file, we know of 11 different uses of the .LOG extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

AIBB Results Log File

Logfile created by Amiga Intuition Based Benchmark, a system benchmark tool for the Commodore Amiga home computer.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different LOG openers which you will find listed below.

Cabrillo Log File

Cabrillo refers to a universal log submission format created by Trey Garlough for the CQ World Wide WPX Contest.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different LOG openers which you will find listed below.

HijackThis Log File

We know that one LOG format is HijackThis Log File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

LOG opener for Windows

We have identified one LOG opener that is compatible with this specific type of LOG file.

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Nmap Scan Results Log File

We know that one LOG format is Nmap Scan Results Log File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these LOG files

We have identified one LOG opener that is compatible with this specific type of LOG file.

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Windows NT Registry Hive Log File

A Hive file is the Windows Registry's on-disk storage format. Log files are used for transaction history.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different LOG openers which you will find listed below.

More file formats using the LOG extension

Through our research of LOG files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • AMIDiag Diagnostic Report
  • BTSnoop Capture Format Log File
  • Ddrescue Mapfile/Logfile
  • Siemens ORSI Log File
  • Wise Installer Log File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
EditPad LiteEditPad LiteUser submitted
PSPadPSPadUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
LogWorksLogWorksUser submitted
WinEdtWinEdtUser submitted
AkelPadAkelPadUser submitted
WZ EDITORWZ EDITORUser submitted
EditPad ProEditPad ProUser submitted
DicksonWareDicksonWareUser submitted

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