LOG file format description
Many people share .log files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .log file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .log files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.log - General Log
The LOG other files are related to Notepad. 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 files
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- klg, lgm
- General Log related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .log file extension. Even harmful programs can create .log files. Be especially cautious with .log files coming from an unknown source!
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 can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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:
lpg, lon, lob, lg, kog, olg, lot, llg, lig, pog, mog, lov, lor, lof, lo
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- Sharp Ladder Logic Program File
- IBM DB2 Large Object Data
- Arhangel Compressed Archive
- Aquaterra Longitudinal Profile Data
- EuKaryotic Orthologous Groups Database
- FootBall Mogul Data
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