Opening DMP files

Did your computer fail to open a DMP file? We explain what DMP files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your DMP files.

What is a DMP file?

Files that contain the .dmp file extension contain data that has been "dumped" from the memory space of a computer program. These files are often created when an error occurs or a program crashes. In some circumstances a DMP file can be used by technical professionals or advanced computer users to troubleshoot system errors and other application issues. Microsoft saves its DMP files in a proprietary format and uses them to debug system applications.

The .dmp file extension is also used by some Oracle applications. When an Oracle application creates a step-by-step simulation for a run analysis it will save that simulation with the .dmp file extension.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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