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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.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dmp - Windows Memory Dump

The DMP data files are related to Dumpchk. 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. The Dumpchk seems to be no longer supported.

Data files
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Windows Memory Dump related extensions:
Wavefront Object File
Markush DARC File
Marvin Document Format File
Ditto Exported Data
Dewesoft 7 Sequence Data
Dewesoft 7 Setup Data

.dmp - DB/TextWorks Exported Records File

The DMP data files are related to DB/TextWorks. DMP file is a DB/TextWorks Exported Records File. DB/TextWorks is a popular Windows database management and text retrieval system. The DB/TextWorks seems to be no longer supported.

Data files
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DB/TextWorks Exported Records File related extensions:
Help and Manual Skin Data
Editing Encog Analyst File
Adventure SOS Compiled Walkthrough
Adventure SOS Walkthrough Source
Heliosoft Seismaster Input Well Path
Heliosoft Seismaster Colormap File

.dmp - PDP-10 Core Dump

The DMP development files are related to PDP-10. DMP file is a PDP-10 Core Dump. The PDP-10 is a mainframe computer family manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1966 into the 1980s. The PDP-10 seems to be no longer supported.

Development files
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PDP-10 Core Dump related extensions:
PDP-10 Batch File
PDP-10 Fortran-4 Source Code
PDP-10 Program Low Segment
PDP-10 Printer Output Data
PDP-10 Queue Data
PDP-10 Relocatable Object

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:

cmp, dhp, djp, dkp, dlp, dm, dml, dmo, dnp, dp, dpm, emp, fmp, mdp, mp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

DRM Delivery Message
MatrixPlot Data
Darktable Sidecar Data
WinBatch Studio Compilation Settings
AWR Design Environment Project
Microsoft SharePoint Content Migration Package

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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