Windows 10: Minidump folder gets emptied, why?

  1.    12 May 2018 #1

    Minidump folder gets emptied, why?


    My dump files in C:Windows\Minidump keep getting deleted.

    I had two dump files from a week ago and now they are gone.

    I use CCleaner, but I have the minidump folder set to exclude from cleaning.

    Any ideas why my dump files keep getting deleted?
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  2.    13 May 2018 #2

    I think recurrent system's maintenance gets them cleared, possibly daily.

    Go to /minidump folder after you encounter BSOD and copy them elsewhere.
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  3. Posts : 13,546
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       22 May 2018 #3

    Hi idahosurge,

    Sorry for the delay in response.

    Do you use disk cleanup programs that are similar to Ccleaner?

    Unless there's some sort of a bug, either in Windows or in any program you use, dumps aren't deleted by anything besides a few rules Windows uses with crashes (max 50 dumps saved to preserve space).
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  4.    22 May 2018 #4

    I don't use any of such tools, I think - or at least I'm not aware of such process happening in background? And yet /minidump folder was cleared quitre regularly few weeks ago when I was troubleshooting some obscure issue.

    The only remedy was to retrieve DMP files before they were deleted and copy them elsewhere.

    Interestingly, /minidump folder on my Windows 8.1 laptop remains intact since I got it back in 2013.
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  5. Posts : 3,544
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.191 and W10 Insider Build 18214
       22 May 2018 #5

    axe0 said: View Post
    Hi idahosurge,

    Sorry for the delay in response.

    Do you use disk cleanup programs that are similar to Ccleaner?

    Unless there's some sort of a bug, either in Windows or in any program you use, dumps aren't deleted by anything besides a few rules Windows uses with crashes (max 50 dumps saved to preserve space).
    There does seem to be a problem with the latest builds of W10 - minidump files are being deleted by the system and I can't find what is causing it.
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