What is a .EVTX File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .evtx extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .evtx file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .EVTX file?

The .EVTX file extension stands for Windows 7 Event Log File. This file extension belongs to the developer Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a system related files.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .evtx file on 1 platform.

How to open a .EVTX file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .EVTX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .EVTX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .evtx file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Event Viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .EVTX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Event Viewer software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .EVTX file?

If you cannot open the .EVTX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .EVTX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .evx – EVOGH, .evy – Corel, .ewb – National Instruments, .ewc2 – Grass Valley, .ewd – DDX. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .EVTX file with the Microsoft Event Viewer program on Windows.