Files with dmp file extension can be usually found as memory dumps generated when a program crashes. Used for troubleshooting and fixing bugs by the developers.

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

dmp icon.dmp - Steam Client dump

empty icon.dmp - Total Commander data

empty icon.dmp - Dream Maker map

empty icon.dmp - PDP-10 uncompressed core dump

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 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 types:

Updated: November 9, 2023

The default software associated to open dmp file:

BlueScreenView  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

BlueScreenView is a small utility that can be used to analyze various dump files generated by Windows OS.

Help how to open:

Specialized analysis software can be used to analyze dump files.

How to convert:

Dump files typically cannot be converted to anything else.

File identification strings:

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

List of software applications associated to the .dmp file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dmp files.

dmp file viewer - programs that view dmp file - Memory dump, screen dump, junk files

Programs supporting the exension dmp on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about BlueScreenView for view dmp file action.

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