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HDMP File Extension

Windows Heap Dump
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What is HDMP file?

HDMP is a file extension commonly associated with Windows Heap Dump files. Windows Heap Dump format was developed by Microsoft. HDMP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. HDMP file belongs to the System Files category just like 323 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Microsoft Visual Studio software for managing HDMP files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Microsoft Visual Studio software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about HDMP files or the Microsoft Visual Studio software program.

Programs which support HDMP file extension

Programs that can handle HDMP files are as follows. Files with HDMP suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support HDMP file

How to open file with HDMP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening HDMP files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with HDMP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio

Install software to open HDMP file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening HDMP files is that no program that can handle HDMP files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Visual Studio or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Windows. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support HDMP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Visual Studio website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio

Update software that support file extension HDMPYou still cannot access HDMP files although Microsoft Visual Studio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why HDMP files are not compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio. The latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open HDMP files to Microsoft Visual Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate HDMP files with latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with HDMP file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the HDMP file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open HDMP files and clicking OK.
Associate software with HDMP file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the HDMP is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the HDMP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check HDMP file for viruses
1. Verify that the HDMP in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the HDMP file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the HDMP file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the HDMP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. When downloading the file with HDMP extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Visual Studio

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support HDMP files. Close all running programs and try opening the HDMP file.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Windows Heap Dump file. It may be the case that the HDMP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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