Open LOG files

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Have you encountered a problem with a LOG file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a LOG file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your LOG file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is LOG file?

The extension LOG is a logfile that can be generated by many different programs. In these files, which usually consist of simple text, the actions of a program are noted in chronological order. These can be eg the steps of an installation or errors during the execution of a program.

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The LOG files can usually be opened by a normal text editor.

Programs which can open a LOG file

How to open file with LOG extension?

In order to open a file with LOG extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening LOG file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with LOG files, follow the instructions below.
Install Apple Console or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening LOG files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support LOG files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of LOG files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Apple Console as the default program for opening LOG files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate LOG files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Apple Console applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Apple Console has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with LOG files

Sometimes problems with opening LOG files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • LOG files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open LOG files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • LOG file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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