.dmp

File Type Windows Memory Dump IconWindows Memory Dump
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Data "dumped" from a program's memory space; often created when a program has an error or crashes; may also be saved by the program "Savedump.exe" on the first reboot after a crash; usually named "Memory.dmp."

Windows memory dump files may be used for troubleshooting system errors and other problems. However, they can take up a significant amount of space and may often be deleted.

Open With
Windows

IconWindows Debug Tools

IconWindows Kernel Debug

IconMicrosoft Visual Studio

Updated April 27, 2007
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