The .dmp file extension is related to the PDP-10 mainframe computer. The .dmp file contains uncompressed core dump.

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

dmp icon.dmp - Memory dump, screen dump, junk files [common]

dmp icon.dmp - Steam Client dump

empty icon.dmp - Amiga emulator file

empty icon.dmp - Dream Maker map file

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DMP file extension - PDP-10 uncompressed core dump

What is dmp file? How to open dmp files?

File type specification:

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The DMP file extension is associated with the PDP-10 (Programmed Data Processor model 10) a mainframe computer developed by the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in late 1960s. The .dmp file stores uncompressed core dump.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .dmp file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Article about PDP-10 at the Wikipedia

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