DMP File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a DMP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.
How to open DMP files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DMP for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DMP openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension DMP
While we know of one file format using the .DMP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DMP file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of DMP files. Remember, different programs may use DMP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.