Supported Native Data Types

Native data are files generated by the originating application. For example, Microsoft word creates .doc and .docx files. Everlaw supports automatic native uploading and processing for the following file formats (you can use CTRL+F to easily search this document for the desired file extension):

Email and Chat Formats

  • EML, EMLX 
  • Google Chat (including legacy Hangouts in JSON format)
  • iChat
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Slack
  • Lotus Notes (NSF)
  • MBox
  • MSG 
  • OST
  • PST
  • WhatsApp databases
  • Outlook Express databases
  • TNEF (transport-neutral encapsulation format)
  • Discord (provisional support; email to upload)

Container Files

  • 7Zip
  • AD1 (AccessData Images)
  • E01 (Encase)
  • GZip
  • Bzip
  • Zlib-compressed data
  • L01 (Encase Logical Image)
  • PST
  • Rar
  • Tar
  • TrueCrypt
  • Zip (including split zip files)
  • AppleSingle
  • CAB
  • DBX
  • MacBinary
  • LEF (LiveNote Evidence File)
  • Cellebrite UFDR Archive

Web Formats

  • HTML
  • SVG

Document Formats

  • Microsoft: PowerPoint, Word, Excel, OneNote (DOC, DOCM, DOCX, DOTM, DOTX, ONE, POTM, POTX, PPSM, PPSX, PPT, PPTM, PPTX, RTF, XLS, XLSM, XLSX, XLTM, XLTX)
  • Visio
  • OpenOffice document formats
  • PDF
  • iWork (limited support)
  • WPD (WordPerfect)
  • RTF (Rich text)
  • QuattroPro (QPW, limited support)
  • Lotus
  • HWP
  • Google Drive files
  • XPS
  • EPUB
  • PTX

Image Formats

Most common image formats. Limited support for BMP files (PDFs may not be generated). 

  • Windows Metafile (WMF) 

Medical Image Formats

  • DICOM (DCM) 

CAD Formats

  • DGN (V7, V8)
  • DWG
  • DXF
  • Solidworks

Audio and Video

Most common audio and video formats

Project Management Files

  • Microsoft Project (mpp)
  • Microsoft Project Exchange (mpx)
  • Microsoft Project Data Interchange Format (mspdi)
  • Primavera XML for P3 & P6
  • Primavera P6 XER
  • Primavera Self-Extracting Archive for P3 & P6 (PRX)


  • PTX (electronic transcript)
  • ICS (iCalendar)
  • Apple PropertyList
  • PostScript
  • All plain text files (txt, csv, xml, source code, etc)
  • SQLite databases
  • Disk Images (ISO, etc)
  • PCAP
  • Zendesk exports
  • DBF (database) 

Unsupported files might return errors during the Examine stage of the upload process. For more information about troubleshooting errors when uploading native data, please see this article.


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