OUT File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an OUT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .OUT files.

What is an OUT file?

Files that contain the .out file extension are used for generic output files. These files are used by a variety of software applications.

OUT files are commonly used to log information about an associated software application. These files are often used by developers to debug unexpected software behaviors. The OUT files are often stored in plain text format and can be sent to the developer when an application error occurs.

Popular applications that use the .out file extension include Total Commander and NEi Nastran. The .out file extension is also used for ZX Spectrum emulator files and Atari Jaguar parsed MIDI files.

How to open OUT files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension OUT for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension OUT

While we know of one file format using the .OUT 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 .OUT file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WiresharkWiresharkUser submitted
OrCAD CaptureOrCAD CaptureUser submitted
Primavera LookPrimavera LookUser submitted
OrcadR CaptureOrcadR CaptureUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
TextPadTextPadUser submitted
NEi Nastran EditorNEi Nastran EditorUser submitted
ARCPRESSARCPRESSUser submitted
NC VerifyNC VerifyUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with OUT-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with OUT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!