Files with etl file extension can be usually found as system log files generated by the Microsoft Windows Trace Log utility.

There are 2 other file types using
the ETL file extension!

empty icon.etl - ThermaData Logger log data

empty icon.etl - Active Media Eclipse transition listing data file

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ETL file extension - Microsoft Windows trace log

What is etl file? How to open etl files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

etl file icon: etl filetype icon

The etl file extension is associated with Microsoft Windows and is used for files created with Trace Log utility.

A typical etl file usually appears in root of system drive after crash (BSOD).

These files can be quite large sometimes, but can be safely removed.

They basically just serve for purpose of logging activity during crash (performance, status of memory etc.).

The default software associated to etl file type:

Microsoft Event Viewer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Event Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Event Viewer is a part of Microsoft Windows Administrative Tools used to view Windows system, Applications and Server logs.

Help how to open ETL files:

To view the etl files, use Event Viewer (%SystemRoot%\system32\eventvwr.exe) - Start -> search for Event Viewer -> Run.

How to convert file with extension ETL:

These files are not meant to be converted, but you can work with them much like any other text files once they are exported as texts.

List of software applications associated to the .etl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open etl file, edit etl file, convert etl file, view etl file, play etl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting etl files.

  • Open etl file
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Software that open etl file - Microsoft Windows trace log

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Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with etl file by default:
Microsoft Event Viewer small icon Microsoft Event Viewer
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Log Parser

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