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Windows 7: You don't have permission to open this file!

07 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
You don't have permission to open this file!

I am trying to read a minidump using WinDbg but I got this problem instead.

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07 May 2013   #2

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Have you done it? Probably not, as the .dmp file icon in the screenshot says.
Once installed, associate .dmp files with Windbg by entering the following in a command prompt:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Debuggers\x64\windbg.exe" -IA
If Windbg is installed in a different location, change the command accordingly. Just a heads-up, the -IA part is case sensitive. Confused the heck out of me when I first tried it, as most commands are not case sensitive.

When done, open a copy of Windbg, go to File > Symbol file path, and copy/paste:
You can replace C:\symbols with any other path you'd like the symbol cache to be stored on. If you have a low-capacity SSD, be warned the folder can grow to a couple GBs.

After that, you can just double-click on the dmps and it will open.
Source: BSOD Analysis - Getting Started
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17 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you for your reply. I apologised for my one week late reply. I will follow what you have mentioned before doing anything further.
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