Files with dump extension can be usually found as various dump files generated by programs when some error is encountered in the system. Used for analysis of the errors to help troubleshoot it.

There are 3 other file types using
the DUMP file extension!

empty icon.dump - Library symbols

empty icon.dump - Google BreakPad crash log

empty icon.dump - CodeWarrior data

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DUMP file extension - Dump data

What is dump file? How to open dump files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

File extension dump is mainly associated with various operating systems, like Microsoft Windows and Unix-based operating systems, like Mac OS X (macOS) and used for its core, memory, or system dump files.

A .dump file stores recorded state of the working memory of a computer program at a specific time for example after malfunction, termination, etc. These are typically stored in simple text format, but can also be found in binary form.

Updated: November 27, 2023

The default software associated to open dump file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

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 Microsoft Windows 11.

macOS icon

Apple, Inc. logomacOS  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

macOS is Unix-based desktop operating system, a successor of Mac OS X system for MacBook-family, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers, developed and sold by Apple, Inc.

Help how to open:

Special programs can open and analyze dump files.

How to convert:

Dump files typically cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .dump 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 dump file, edit dump file, convert dump file, view dump file, play dump 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 dump files.

Programs that can create dump file - Dump data

Programs supporting the exension dump on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for create dump file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with dump file by default:
macOS small icon macOS
Other suggested software:
Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

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