.LOG File Extension

File Type:
Log File

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

What is a LOG file?

Log file extension has Log file type, which is associated with the "text files" category.

Typically used by many programs and operating systems, the file stores a plain text log of events along with timestamps. The file allows keeping track of user’s OS events. It may be also created by Web servers in order to track its visitors as well as ensure proper monitoring for bandwidth usage.

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

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File Type:
Log File
Text Files

How to open LOG file?

Double click the log 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 .log 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 log 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 log 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 LOG files

  • Windows Windows
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple Console Apple Console
    • Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit
    • Other text editor Other text editor

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

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