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File Extension EVT

The file extension EVT is defined as a Windows event log file which is part of different applications and system requirements in tions used with em.Windows event log file which is part of applications used with the the Microsoft Windows operating system. A Windows event log file is typically used with the Windows Event Viewer which is included in the operating system. The Event Viewer is an application which assists the end user with locating data which pertains to system problems as well as hardware or software issues.

EVT is categorized as a system file type which stores events that are logged by system hardware, software, and other programs in the Windows operating system. Depending upon the version of Windows, the operating system typically produces three types of logs which include an application log, system log, and security log. One exception to this rule is if you are using a version of Windows which has been configured with a domain controller. In this case, there will also be a directory service log and a file replication service log.

How to Open EVT Files

The file extension EVT can be opened using the Event Viewer in the Windows operating system. The Event Viewer displays a variety of operating system events, including error messages, warnings which pertain to future problems, operation of drivers, programs and services, and security access.

The Event Viewer starts up automatically every time you boot your PC and type in your password. However, in order to open the EVT file extension, you must launch the Event Viewer to view EVT files. This can be accomplished by clicking on Start on the main toolbar of Windows desktop and then selecting Run from the menu. In the Run command prompt type in eventvwr.msc and then press the Enter key.

Once the Event Viewer window opens, you should be able to view all events unless there is a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file which is missing. Dynamic Link Library files store procedures and instructions for drivers which assist with the operation of specific Windows programs. If a DLL file is missing, Windows will display an error message in the Event Viewer which states “The description for Event ID (ID code here) in Source (name of the service here) could not be found.

If the file extension EVT is stored in a CAB file, the file can be opened using WinRep Windows Report Tool. CAB files are defined as a Windows Cabinet file that stores data used for software installation in a compressed format. The WinRep Report Tool is an executable which is typically included in the Windows operating system and can be located in the Windows Directory. Windows Directory can be opened by clicking on Start on the main toolbar and then choosing My Computer from the menu. In the My Computer window click on the C Drive to open the directory.

You can also opt to use Log Parser 2.2, which is a Windows tool for accessing text-based information in the Windows operating system, including log files. Log Parser 2.2 is available as a free download on the Microsoft website and is designed for use with Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP Professional Edition.