OUT File Type

- The quick facts

What are OUT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an OUT 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 OUT file?

OUT files have multiple uses, and Generic Output is one of them.

Generic Output File

Developers often use these files to debug unexpected software behavior. The OUT files are usually stored in plain text format and can be sent to the developer when an application error occurs.

It is common for developers to pipe (redirect) output from scripts or command-line tools to a file for later inspection on Linux and Unix systems.

How to open OUT files

Important: Different programs may use files with the OUT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your OUT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the OUT extension

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

  • GNU Gprof Performance Data
  • Lua Bytecode
  • Wireshark Traffic Log

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

WiresharkWiresharkUser submitted
OrCAD CaptureOrCAD CaptureUser submitted
Primavera LookPrimavera LookUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
TextPadTextPadUser submitted
NEi Nastran EditorNEi Nastran EditorUser submitted
ARCPRESSARCPRESSUser submitted
NC VerifyNC VerifyUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
TeraPadTeraPadUser submitted

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