ETL File Extension

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Microsoft Event Trace Log Format
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What is ETL file?

ETL file format is used for storing event logs created by Windows system. It stores data in binary format. System logs are generated by Microsoft Tracelog application that logs kernel events. It logs such events as:

  • Disk access,
  • Paging errors,
  • Memory stack operations,
  • Application events.

Trace session can also include system startup and shutdown events. ETL file stores data in binary format and to read it a dedicated diagnostics and reporting tools. ETL files should not be edited manually.

ETL files store logs of high-frequency events and its descriptions. Such files can be helpful during system troubleshooting. Before the system evernts are written to ETL file, they are buffered and then saved to log and compressed in binary format to save space. Report files can take a large amount of space, so it is adviced to track the amount of available space on disk to where they are written. Tracerpt command can be used to parse event trace logs to search for relevant information using various filters.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the ETL file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the ETL file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the ETL file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the ETL file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the ETL file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the ETL file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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