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. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
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 ten different OUT openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 19, 2023
All known file formats using extension .OUT
While Generic Output File is a popular type of OUT-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .OUT file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
GNU Gprof Performance Data
We know that one OUT format is GNU Gprof Performance Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
We know that one OUT format is Lua Bytecode. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Wireshark Traffic Log
We know that one OUT format is Wireshark Traffic Log. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
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.
|OrCAD Capture||User submitted|
|Primavera Look||User submitted|
|Microsoft Office||User submitted|
|NEi Nastran Editor||User submitted|
|NC Verify||User submitted|
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