LOG file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .log file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .log file?
- What program do I need to open a .log file?
- How can the .log file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .log files to another format?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
✅ General Log
LOG file is a General Log. It is a file that lists actions that have occurred. For example, Web servers maintain log files listing every request made to the server.
Other types of files may also use the .log file extension.
🚫 The .log file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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🔴 Can't open a .log file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .log file association, check the FAQ.
🔴 Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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