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.pml File Extension

Developer: Windows Sysinternals Suite
File type: Process Monitor Log File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pml. Files with the file extension .pml can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pml files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pml file?

The PML file extension or Process Monitor Log file are logged data created by Windows’ Systinternal Process Monitor, a real-time process monitoring tool. It was created by Windows to supervise and log system activities from registry, processes, threads and file system. It may also be used for analyzing data including matters concerning security permissions and system performance. Files in the PLM extension can log multiple information concerning system activities including process ID, process name, process path and operation, result, a timestamp and other relevant data. Viewing and managing files in the PML format requires installment of its authoring software, which is the Process Monitor program. To view data from this file extension through other software, user must convert it to another file format as the PML file extension may not be read by other programs. To convert this file in order to enable viewing through other programs, numerous file converters may be used.

how to open a .pml file?

Launch a .pml file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pml file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pml files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pml file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pml file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pml file association errors

applications that open a .pml file

Sysinternals Process Monitor

Sysinternals Process Monitor

Sysinternals Process Monitor is an application that is classified as a file and disk utility program, and this software is embedded with functionalities that allow users to monitor the activity of files in their systems, especially background processes that may be malicious applications which could suddenly become active without user consent. This means Sysinternals Process Monitor can be used by system administrators and users of standalone computers to detect possibly malicious activities carried out by malware applications like spyware programs, viruses, worms and obtrusive adware items. This software also monitors registry keys and entries that are added by certain applications that have gained access to system resources. Sysinternals Process Monitor is also integrated with monitoring features for the file system of a Windows-based computer, so users can be notified of newly added files that have been stored in certian directories and sub directories within the system, with or without their consent.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pml files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pml. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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