Information about the .etl (etl) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .etl (etl) file type.

.etl
Event Trace Log file.

An Event Trace Log (ETL / .etl) file is a binary file containing detailed information captured during an application session on a machine running Microsoft Windows. ETL files can be used to analyze, report on or tune an application.

ETL files are created by numerous Windows applications. This includes:

  • Windows backup (Windows 2003 and later)
  • Perfmon
  • Microsoft speech server

This list should not be regarded as comprehensive.

To view the content of a .etl file use Windows Event Viewer, and from the "Action" menu select "Open Saved Log ...". Alternatively the Windows command line tool "tracerpt" can be used to convert the .etl file to a .xml file (see links below).

The following links provide further information related to the .etl file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .etl files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .etl. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.