.kdmp

File Type Generic IconWindows Crash Dump File
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ☆ ☆  Uncommon
Description

A KDMP file contains a "dump" of data from the system memory. It may be created when a program crashes or unexpectedly quits. By analyzing a KDMP file with a program like WinDbg, developers can trace the source of the bug and fix the problem.

Info About Microsoft WinDbg

WinDbg is a debugger utility for Windows. It allows users to debug Windows applications, drivers, and the operating system itself. The program can open and analyze "memory dumps," which is useful for determining what caused a program to crash. WinDbg is included with Microsoft's Debugging Tools for Windows.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft WinDbg

IconMicrosoft Dr. Watson for Windows

Updated November 27, 2009
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