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DMP file format description

Many people share .dmp files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dmp file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dmp files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dmp - Windows Memory Dump

DMP file is a Windows Memory Dump. The memory dump (DMP) is used to record the contents of the system memory when Windows operating systems stop unexpectedly.

.dmp file format description:
DMP format
Data files
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Windows Memory Dump related links:
Windows Memory Dump related extensions:
TestComplete Test Visualizer Index
BrightAuthor User Variables Data
Labassert Functional View Library
BlackVue Dashcam Accelerometer Data
TextPad Workspace
Altera Partial-Mask SRAM Object File

.dmp - DB/TextWorks Exported Records File

DMP file is a DB/TextWorks Exported Records File. DB/TextWorks is a popular Windows database management and text retrieval system.

.dmp file format description:
DMP format
Data files
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DB/TextWorks Exported Records File related links:
DB/TextWorks Exported Records File related extensions:
DB/TextWorks Access Control File
DB/TextWorks Access Control Special File
DB/TextWorks Database Term and Word Index
DB/TextWorks SQL Access Control File
DB/TextWorks SQL Textbase Definition
DB/TextWorks SQL Textbase Structure Definition

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dmp file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dmp files. Be especially cautious with .dmp files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .dmp file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .dmp file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

vmp, cmp, rmp, mdp, emp, dp, dmo, dm, dkp, wmp, dhp, smp, mp, fmp, dpm

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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