Opening OUT files

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

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

Chief Content Editor and File Expert

Suggestions for this page? Mail me.