How to view non-Windows .dmp files?


  1. Posts : 681
    Windows 10 x64
       #1

    How to view non-Windows .dmp files?


    Tutorials on how to view dump files are usually about Windows .dmp files (like BSODs).

    If an application crashes, it also happens that a .dmp file is created (named after the application).

    Tools to view .dmp files are often (hardcoded) looking in the C:\Windows\MiniDump folder,
    whereas crash dump files are stored in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps.

    Two questions:
    1. are there any tools (preferably portable) that can open the .dmp files in the \CrashDumps folder?
    2. do such .dmp files (crashdumps) contain personal data or file/folder name data?
    If such dmp files are submitted for investigation, what personal- file or folder data am I submitting then?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    See Nirsoft's BlueScreenView.

    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

    No personal data is stored in crash dumps.
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  3. Posts : 681
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    OldNavyGuy said:
    See Nirsoft's BlueScreenView.

    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

    No personal data is stored in crash dumps.
    Thanks. I am aware of that tool, but, as said, it is looking in the MiniDump folder only, at least, AFAIK.
    It checks Windows .dmp files that are in that folder.

    Anyway, I have posted the crash dump files to the developer.

    Thanks again.
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  4. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #4

    Click on Options > Advanced Options

    Browse to the location.
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  5. Posts : 681
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    OldNavyGuy said:
    Click on Options > Advanced Options

    Browse to the location.
    Ah...!
    Many thanks. I wasn't aware of that option.
    Though, in my case, regretfully it makes no difference: after changing the folder, no dmp file list was displayed.
    When selecting a single .dmp file (also in the advanced options), nothing was displayed either.

    Not sure... but there is a line in the advanced options reading
    "%programfiles%\Debugging Tools for Windows\DumpChk.exe" "%1"

    I've searched for the dumpchk.exe, but it is not on my system, so maybe that is the reason..?
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  6. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #6

    dumpchk is part of Windows Kits.

    WinDbg is included in Windows Kits, and is the gold standard for analyzing crash dump files.

    It has a learning curve.

    You can try WhoCrashed.

    Download WhoCrashed Free Home Edition - MajorGeeks
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