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Windows 7: Is this safe to use


01 Oct 2013   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Is this safe to use

Very often one gets files that need another software to unpack them as in some of the dump files attachments and you get the window that says Windows can't open this file try online and I get this ref Windows File Association

It has Windows at the top but am not ready to use any of it unless someone can verify they are ok for me please.


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01 Oct 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You'll need something like WinDbg and a list of commands to analyze them. It's complex and not straight forward.
BSOD Commands - WinDbg

Here's another way but not as accurate I'm told.
Crash Reports - Read
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01 Oct 2013   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You'll need something like WinDbg and a list of commands to analyze them. It's complex and not straight forward.
BSOD Commands - WinDbg

Here's another way but not as accurate I'm told.
Crash Reports - Read
Thanks Gary I'll take a look and see if this greyed out matter of mine can find LOL!!
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01 Oct 2013   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I use the search box on this site FILExt - The File Extension Source
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05 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What is the file extension of the software that you are using?

If it is .7z .ZIP .RAR .TAR .WIM then download 7-ZIP or another piece of archiving software and open the file in that.
Only open a file if you think it is safe or you run a virus scan first

- JamesAS
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06 Oct 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Universal Extractor is also helpful to have.

Universal Extractor | LegRoom.net

A Guy
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07 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Universal Extractor is also helpful to have.

Universal Extractor | LegRoom.net

A Guy
Universal Extractor might be better than 7-Zip
Try that first

- JamesAS
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07 Oct 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesAS View Post
What is the file extension of the software that you are using?

If it is .7z .ZIP .RAR .TAR .WIM then download 7-ZIP or another piece of archiving software and open the file in that.
Only open a file if you think it is safe or you run a virus scan first

- JamesAS
The OP stated it is .dmp files.
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07 Oct 2013   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hmm I find the problem comes with clicking on find the right program to open it online and it comes up with all those non Microsoft softwares.
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07 Oct 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

John .dmp files need analysis and debugging tools. You can have a look here.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...ml#post2037216

Other software may work but give incomplete results.
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