.EVT File Extension

File Type:
Windows Event Viewer Log File

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

What is a EVT file?

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

Windows Event Viewer is a tool for logging system events. Files it creates are saved with the .EVT extension. They contain a collection of logged messages with IDs and the number of insertion strings. EVT files are used for analyzing and reviewing as well as for debugging system performance. EVT files saved with the Windows Reporting utility receive can be inserted into .CAB files. The EVT format was replaced by the newer .EVTX format with the release of Windows 7. However, Windows Event Viewer is still capable of reading both versions.  

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

evt file icon
File Type:
Windows Event Viewer Log File
System Files

How to open EVT file?

Double click the evt 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 .evt 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 evt 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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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the evt 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 EVT files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft Event Viewer Microsoft Event Viewer
    • Microsoft Winrep Microsoft Winrep

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 evt file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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