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File Extension

EVT File Format

Event Log (Microsoft Windows NT, 2000)

EVT is a file extension for log files used by Windows Event Viewer. 

Windows uses the event viewer service to log actions performed on the local machine. EVT files contain this log, allowing the administrator of the computer to review it for errors or to audit system usage.

MIME type: application/octet-stream


Learn more about .EVT files:

Peter Bruzzese explains using Windows 7 event viewer and consoles.

View and Manage Event Viewer Logs at Microsoft.com

Read about Event Viewer at ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

This was last updated in August 2010
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