DUMP file format description

DUMP file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DUMP files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DUMP file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DUMP files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 BreakPad Crash Log Data

The DUMP file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Breakpad, serving as a BreakPad Crash Log Data. Breakpad is a set of client and server components which implement a crash-reporting system. Visit the website of Breakpad for a detailed description of the DUMP format.

Category:Data files
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BreakPad Crash Log Data related extensions

  • extra BreakPad Crash Log Extra Data

#2 CodeWarrior Dump Data

The DUMP file is categorized under Development. It is associated with CodeWarrior, serving as a CodeWarrior Dump Data. CodeWarrior is an integrated development environment (IDE) for the creation of software that runs on a number of embedded systems. Visit the website of CodeWarrior for a detailed description of the DUMP format.

Category:Development files
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CodeWarrior Dump Data related extensions

  • comp CodeWarrior Compiler Data
  • cwie CodeWarrior Module Data
  • cwlink CodeWarrior Link Data
  • dbh CodeWarrior Debug Preferences

#3 Library Symbols Data

The DUMP file is categorized under Development. It is associated with, serving as a Library Symbols Data. DUMP file contains Library Symbols data in source code. Visit the website of for a detailed description of the DUMP format.
Category:Development files
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Library Symbols Data related extensions

  • xsc Dataset Designer Internal Data
  • py Python Script
  • textile RedCloth Script
  • mexds MATLAB DECStation Dynamically Linked Subroutines Data

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The DUMP filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

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Windows can't open your DUMP file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DUMP file.

To set the DUMP file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DUMP file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DUMP files with care

Exercise caution when handling DUMP files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DUMP files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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