There are 4 other file types using
the DMP file extension!

dmp file icon.dmp - Steam Client dump file

dmp file icon.dmp - Amiga emulator file

dmp file icon.dmp - Dream Maker map file

dmp file icon.dmp - PDP-10 uncompressed core dump

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DMP file extension - Memory dump, screen dump, junk files

What is dmp file? How to open dmp files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

dmp file icon: dmp filetype icon

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.

MIME: application/x-dmp

The default software associated to dmp file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

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.

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Visual Studio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

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.

Help how to open DMP files:

Specialized analysis software can be used to analyze dump files.

How to convert file with extension DMP:

Dump files typically cannot be converted to anything else.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 50 41 47 45 44 55 4D 50

Related links:

Overview of Windows debugging tools and download site for WinDBG

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'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.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dmp file by default:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Visual Studio small icon Microsoft Visual Studio

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