MDMP File Extension

MDMP file icon
Windows Minidump
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.5 (7 votes)

What is MDMP file?

File with the MDMP extension is a system file of a given device. Its abbreviation stands for Windows Minidump. MDMP is a file of extremely small size.

Additional information

The file is stored each time when an unexpected computer crash occurs (for instance – while occurring the so-called Blue Screen – indicating a serious system or software error). MDPM files are stored in the Windows folder. Its name contains data regarding storing date, in the following order: month, day, and year. They are marked with following dump number (for example: from 15th August 2018 - Mini081518-01.mdmp).

Programs which support MDMP file extension

Programs that can handle MDMP files are as follows. Files with MDMP 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 MDMP file

How to open file with MDMP extension?

Problems with accessing MDMP may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with MDMP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Windows SDK software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MDMP files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Windows SDK or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Visual Studio. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Windows SDK website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Windows SDK and update if needed

You still cannot access MDMP files although Microsoft Windows SDK is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Microsoft Windows SDK installed, it may not support MDMP format. The most recent version of Microsoft Windows SDK is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Windows SDK to MDMP files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MDMP files with latest version of Microsoft Windows SDK you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the MDMP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Windows SDK is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MDMP files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MDMP 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
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with MDMP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MDMP file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the MDMP in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the MDMP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the MDMP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with MDMP extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the MDMP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with MDMP 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 Windows SDK

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with MDMP extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Windows Minidump files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the MDMP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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