DMP File

What are DMP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DMP file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DMP file?

DMP files have multiple uses, and Windows Memory Dump is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Windows Memory Dump 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. A DMP file can be used by technical professionals or advanced computer users to troubleshoot system errors and other application issues. Windows saves its DMP files in a proprietary format and uses them to debug system applications.

How to open DMP files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DMP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DMP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DMP openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: November 15, 2022

More file formats using the DMP extension

Through our research of DMP files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • DC2N Commodore Tape Dump File
  • Disk Imploder Compressed Disk Image
  • Oxford Instruments Electron Microscope Image Tile
  • Tasmota Firmware For ESP8266 Configuration Dump File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

SASSASUser submitted
Summa Cutter ControlSumma Cutter ControlUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
SPlayerSPlayerUser submitted
dominodominoUser submitted
NirSoft BlueScreenViewNirSoft BlueScreenViewUser submitted
InstallUsbDriversInstallUsbDriversUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Performance RecorderMicrosoft Windows Performance RecorderUser submitted

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