DMP file extension - Memory dump, screen dump, junk files
What is dmp file? How to open dmp files?
File extension dmp is mainly associated with Memory dump files. A dump of memory typically created automatically when Windows crashes.
Windows error dumps are typically named MINI000000-00.DMP and are 64KB in size. The 000000-00 part of the name is month, day, year and sequence number for that date (mmddyy-e2_).
You can configure Windows to save STOP message information to a "dump" file.Three types of memory dumps are available:
- A small memory dump (64 kilobytes), which is written to the %SystemRoot%\Minidump folder. The paging file on the boot volume must be at least 2 megabytes (MB) in size.
- A kernel memory dump, which is written to the %SystemRoot%\Memory.dmp folder. The paging file on the boot volume must be at least 50 to 800 MB in size, depending on the amount of RAM.
- A complete memory dump, which is written to the %SystemRoot%\Memory.dmp folder. The paging file on the boot volume must be large enough to hold all of the physical RAM plus 1 MB.
Note: Generally speaking, a lot of program do use DMP extension for their memory dump files, that are generated during crashes. These are used to solve problems and fix bugs by the program developers.
The default software associated to dmp file type:
Company or developer:
Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp.. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.
Company or developer:
Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .dmp file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open dmp file, edit dmp file, convert dmp file, view dmp file, play dmp file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others dmp file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with dmp file - Memory dump, screen dump, junk files
Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses dmp file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).