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Windows 7: Where's my Dump File

20 Oct 2012   #1
pepsi

windows7 home premium Versio 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 IE 9
 
 
Where's my Dump File

I don't seem to have a dump file. Is it necessary? Can someone help me try and locate it or install a new one? Thanks


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20 Oct 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Do you mean a .dmp file, created after a system has crashed? Have a look in C:\Windows\Minidump

Read this: Dump File - Change Default Location

Regards,
Golden
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20 Oct 2012   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

How do you have the Pagefile configured?
I think a small dump requires at least 200 MB, and the full dump requires 1GB for the Pagefile.

Also, the file may be a hidden file, and it's there but you can't see it.
I'm configured to see ALL files, but i don't have any dump files to verify the settings and seeing it...

The dump file may also be an Admin file and you can't see it from a Standard account.
How do you log in - as Admin or Standard (Limited) user?

edit:
Also, if you run any file clean up such as Ccleaner that might have deleted the dump file(s).
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20 Oct 2012   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pepsi View Post
I don't seem to have a dump file. Is it necessary? Can someone help me try and locate it or install a new one? Thanks
I don't have one either, they get created after a system crash.

If you have had a crash they will get created at C:\Windows\Minidump as Golden posted.

If you have had a crash and aren't seeing them, you may need to configure windows to create them.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
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21 Oct 2012   #5
pepsi

windows7 home premium Versio 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 IE 9
 
 

Thanks for your help.
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