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Windows 7: Access denied when trying to open .dmp files with WinDbg


09 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Access denied when trying to open .dmp files with WinDbg

A quick run down on where I'm at now:
I've been getting random BSODs, so I found out how to open .dmp files in the D:\Windows\minidump folder. I installed .Net 4.5 so I could install the Windows development kits, installed the kits, then I opened WinDbg and tried to open the folder. The pop up window informed me access was denied. I moved it to the desktop, tried again, same result.

After seeing access denied I did a search and found out about adding the registry hack that allows you to take ownership of a file. I added the hack, right click -> take ownership. No luck after having done so.

If I could get some help getting it open, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks


Edit: As posted below, from the directory with WinDbg.exe I ran it as an Administrator and it worked.

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09 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Configuring the "Debugging Tools"
This should show you how, also if you don't mind would you upload a zip of the dumps so i can look at them as well. Just wanna see, i am somewhat new at this as well.
If you want real bsod help try this : BSOD posting instrucs: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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10 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I double checked to make sure I did everything, and unfortunately it's still telling me:
(Direct from the error box WinDbg gives me when attempting to open the file via open crash dump)
You don't have permission to open this file.

Contact the file owner or administrator to obtain permission.

Am I missing some glaringly obvious step in my frustration with this? And I am going to end up posting the crash dump most likely, I'd just like to take a look at it myself on the odd chance that it's due to something painfully obvious.

Edit: Ha! Got it! From the directory I have WinDbg.exe in, I right clicked it and told it to run as Administrator, then it opened the dump with no issue.
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10 Sep 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wolfpax181 View Post
I double checked to make sure I did everything, and unfortunately it's still telling me:
(Direct from the error box WinDbg gives me when attempting to open the file via open crash dump)
You don't have permission to open this file.

Contact the file owner or administrator to obtain permission.

Am I missing some glaringly obvious step in my frustration with this? And I am going to end up posting the crash dump most likely, I'd just like to take a look at it myself on the odd chance that it's due to something painfully obvious.

Edit: Ha! Got it! From the directory I have WinDbg.exe in, I right clicked it and told it to run as Administrator, then it opened the dump with no issue.
HAHA wow good job! whats funny is i was about to ask you to do that! anyhow good job, fixed the problem yourself!
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