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DUMP File Extension

Google BreakPad Crash Log Format
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What is DUMP file?

DUMP extension is used by crash log files created by Google BreakPad, a crash reporting tool used by various software, including Mozilla Firefox. DUMP contain in-deph information about program crashes.

DUMP file applications

DUMP file are generated when the program crashes, usually along with EXTRA file, and saved in local files. DUMP log files and EXTRA files can be sent to software developers in order for them to determine and address errors causing the program to crash.

DUMP file location

BreakPad tool is used by various programs for crash logging; DUMP files are saved on the local disk in appropriate folder. Mozilla Firefox stores DUMP files in the following folder:

[user]AppDataRoamingMozillaFirefoxCrash Reportspending.

Programs which support DUMP file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open DUMP files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with DUMP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support DUMP file

Updated: 01/19/2022

How to open file with DUMP extension?

Problems with accessing DUMP may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Google BreakPad Crash Log Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the BreakPad

Install software to open DUMP file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DUMP files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the BreakPad developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download BreakPad installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Google Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of BreakPad and update if needed

Update software that support file extension DUMPIf the problems with opening DUMP files still occur even after installing BreakPad, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of BreakPad is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that BreakPad cannot handle files with DUMP may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using BreakPad.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DUMP files to BreakPad

After installing BreakPad (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DUMP files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with DUMP file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DUMP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the BreakPad installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DUMP files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with DUMP file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DUMP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DUMP extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the DUMP file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DUMP file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check DUMP file for viruses
1. Check the DUMP file for viruses or malware

If the DUMP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DUMP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the DUMP file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic DUMP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the DUMP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Google BreakPad Crash Log Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run BreakPad

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DUMP files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Google BreakPad Crash Log Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the DUMP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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