File Extension Database

Open LOG File

A file of LOG format and extension is a log storage file used by various operating systems and programs, both desktop, mobile and web applications.

Typically a LOG file contains a plain text record of certain events with their timestamps.

LOG log files can be created by the program or the operating system, to keep track of system events, which can be classified by labels or numbers.

A software installation program can also use of a LOG log file, to list the location and names of installed files.

Web servers also generate log files to keep track of visitors, control over search engines, and to control bandwidth usage.

Web statistics programs allow web hosts to analyze log files through generated tables and graphs, which present the recorded website traffic data in a graphical format.

Antivirus and computer security programs also make extensive use of LOG files to record activities and possible intrusions of malicious software, as well as the update statistics of the program itself.

Software to open a LOG file

Due to the nature of a LOG file, which is a plain text file, these can be opened with any text editor:

Typical LOG application file locations:

  • %SystemRoot%\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1
  • C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • txtfile

Open LOG File on Windows

Open LOG File on Mac OS

Open LOG File on Android

If you downloaded a LOG file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

Open LOG File on iPhone or iPad

To open LOG File on iOS device follow steps below:

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