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Details of the .dmp file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dmp file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dmp file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dmp file?
  • How can the .dmp file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .dmp?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .dmp extension?
  • How can I convert .dmp files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .dmp?

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2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.dmp file extension details

Windows Memory Dump

Windows Memory Dump .dmp file icon
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.
Category: Data files
Application: Dumpchk
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DMP aliases:
DMP related links:
DMP related extensions:
Windows Debug Dump

Windows Heap Dump

.dmp file extension details

DB/TextWorks Exported Records File

DB/TextWorks Exported Records File .dmp file icon
DMP file is a DB/TextWorks Exported Records File. DB/TextWorks is a popular Windows database management and text retrieval system.
Category: Data files
Application: DB/TextWorks
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
DMP aliases:
DMP related links:
DMP related extensions:
DB/TextWorks Database Term and Word Index

DB/TextWorks Access Control File

DB/TextWorks Access Control Special File

DB/TextWorks Database

DB/TextWorks Textbase Structure Data

DB/TextWorks Database Directory

DB/TextWorks Database Indexed List

DB/TextWorks List of BTX Records

DB/TextWorks Database Deferred Update Directory

DB/TextWorks Primary Textbase Definition

Other types of files may also use the .dmp file extension.

.dmp file extension error

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, dp, xmp, smp, dm, dnp, dml, fmp, vmp, wmp, emp, mp, rmp, djp, dlp

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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KiCad Parts-to-module Assignments Data
mToolkit Deployment Package
Adobe XMP Metadata
Xilinx Microprocessor Project
SampleVision Audio Sample
open .dmp file

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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dmp file association, check the FAQ.

.dmp file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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