EVT files are Windows Event Log files written by older Windows
operating systems (2000, XP, 2003). They are used as binary log
files by several major Windows subsystems and
applications. Typically, several of them can be found in
Alternatively, one can export any system event log as distinct .evt file using relevant option in Event Viewer application.
A Windows application can submit an entry into these logs using ReportEvent function of Windows API.
Internally, EVT files consist of a fixed-size header and event records. There are several usage scenarios (non-wrapping vs wrapping log files) which result in slightly different organization of records.
This page hosts a formal specification of Windows Event Log (EVT) using Kaitai Struct. This specification can be automatically translated into a variety of programming languages to get a parsing library.