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File TypeWindows Memory Dump

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CategorySystem Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


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."

More Information

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.

Programs that open DMP files
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Windows Debug Tools
Windows Kernel Debug
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
Microsoft Dumpflop utility
Updated 4/27/2007