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HLOG File Extension

VMware Workstation Log
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    VMware, Inc.
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What is HLOG file?

Full format name of files that use HLOG extension is VMware Workstation Log. VMware Workstation Log specification was created by VMware, Inc.. Files with HLOG extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with HLOG extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. VMware Workstation is by far the most used program for working with HLOG files. On the official website of VMware, Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theVMware Workstation software, but also about HLOG and other supported file formats.

Programs which support HLOG file extension

The following listing features HLOG-compatible programs. Files with HLOG extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support HLOG file

How to open file with HLOG extension?

Being unable to open files with HLOG extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with HLOG extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with HLOG files.

Step 1. Download and install VMware Workstation

Install software to open HLOG file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening HLOG files is that no program that can handle HLOG files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install VMware Workstation. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HLOG files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit VMware Workstation website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update VMware Workstation to the latest version

Update software that support file extension HLOGIf the problems with opening HLOG files still occur even after installing VMware Workstation, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of VMware Workstation is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that VMware Workstation cannot handle files with HLOG may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of VMware Workstation is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign VMware Workstation to HLOG files

If you have the latest version of VMware Workstation installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage HLOG on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with HLOG file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the HLOG file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where VMware Workstation is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open HLOG files and clicking OK.
Associate software with HLOG file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the HLOG file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select VMware Workstation and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with HLOG extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the HLOG for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the HLOG file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check HLOG file for viruses
1. Check the HLOG file for viruses or malware

If the HLOG is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the HLOG file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. HLOG file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with HLOG extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic HLOG file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the HLOG file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open VMware Workstation

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support HLOG files. Close all running programs and try opening the HLOG file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with VMware Workstation Log file. It may be the case that the HLOG files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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