.ETL File Extension

File Type:
Microsoft Event Trace Log File

Having trouble opening .etl extension? Don't panic! This page explains what etl files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open etl files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a ETL file?

Etl file extension has Microsoft Event Trace Log file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

These are log files created by the Microsoft Tracelog application, which is designed for logging all events from the kernel in operating systems developed by Microsoft. ETL files include trace messages that were saved during trace sessions (page faults, disk accesses, etc.).

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

etl file icon
File Type:
Microsoft Event Trace Log File
System Files

How to open ETL file?

Double click the etl file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .etl extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the etl extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the etl file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ETL files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft Event Viewer Microsoft Event Viewer
    • Microsoft Tracelog Microsoft Tracelog
    • Microsoft Tracerpt Microsoft Tracerpt
    • Microsoft Tracedmp Microsoft Tracedmp

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the etl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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