.ETL File Extension

Event Trace Log

General Information

Title ETL File Extension
Extension .etl
Full Form Event Trace Log
File Type Binary File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store event logs
Additional Functions Performance analysis, Debugging
Features Binary format, Compressed

File Characteristics

Quality High fidelity
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Via software

Use Cases

System Diagnostics Yes
Performance Monitoring Yes
Software Debugging Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Sensitive data exposure
Best Practices Controlled access, Encryption

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release With Windows NT
Latest Version N/A

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .log, .evtx

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Windows Event Viewer Included with OS Windows
Microsoft Message Analyzer Free Windows
tracerpt Included with OS Windows