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File TypeMac OS X Crash Log File

DeveloperApple
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This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a CRASH file?

Log file created by CrashReporter, a built-in Mac OS X program that records data from program crashes; stores information about the state of the computer at the time of a crash; includes timestamp, program, and memory dump information; used to report and debug problems with applications.

More Information

CRASH files can be submitted to Apple by selecting the Report... option after a crash. They also may be viewed using the built-in Mac OS X Console application. In the Mac OS X 10.6 Console application, CRASH files can be found by navigating to the following location: Log List → DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION → User Diagnostic Reports.

CRASH files use the naming convention "[program]_[date]_[number]_[machine name].crash." For example, an Apple Safari crash may be named Safari_2009-01-01_11223_my-iMac.crash.

Crash files are saved in a plain text format and are stored in the following directory:
/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports

They also have a shortcut file in this directory:
/Library/Logs/CrashReporter

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Programs that open CRASH files
Mac
Apple CrashReporter
Apple Console
Apple TextEdit
Updated 2/26/2010

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