An evt file extension is used for event log files associated with the Microsoft Windows XP and older versions of Windows operating system. The event log file contains recorded user actions and system resource usage.

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EVT file extension - Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP event log

What is evt file? How to open evt files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

evt file icon: evt filetype icon

The evt file extension is associated with Microsoft Windows XP and some older versions and used for Event Logs.

Event logs provide historical information that can help you track down system and security problems. The event-logging service controls whether events are tracked on Windows systems. When this service is started, you can track user actions and system resource usage events with the following event logs.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 are using new format for Event Logs that has the evtx file extension.

This evt file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open evt file:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows XP Professional  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system is designed for business and advanced users released in 2001. It contains all functions from Windows XP Home as well as other advanced functions used in business sector. It is available to buy in 32-bit and 64-bit version. The official support for this OS ends in 2014.

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

Use Event Viewer to export *.evt file to other text formats.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 30 00 00 00 4C 66 4C 65
ASCII code: 0...LfLe

List of software applications associated to the .evt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open evt file, edit evt file, convert evt file, view evt file, play evt 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 able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting evt files.

Software that open evt file - Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP event log

Programs supporting the exension evt on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open evt file action.

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