DMP: How to Change the Default Memory Dump File Location in Windows 7?

Chaning the Default Memory Dump File Location in Windows 7 is pretty simple – let’s see how it’s done

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Memory dumps, as the name suggests are actually storehouse of data. A memory dump consists of recorded state of the working memory of a computer program at a specific time in case when the program has terminated abnormally.

Other programs include processor register, memory management information, operating system flags and information. Core dumps are generally used to diagnose errors in a computer program. There are two modes of Memory Dump in Windows:

KERNEL MODE DUMPS

  • Complete Memory Dump – contains full physical memory for the target system.
  • Kernel Memory Dump – contains all the memory in use by the kernel at the time of the crash.
  • Small Memory Dump – contains various information like the stop code, parameters, list of loaded device drivers, etc.

USER MODE DUMPS

  • Full User-Mode Dumps – includes the entire memory space of a process.
  • Minidumps – includes only selected parts of the memory associated with a process.

 

Steps to Change the Default Memory Dump File Location

1. Clcik on Start Button-> In the Right hand side Pane right click on Computer-> Click on Properties.

Computer Properties

2. Now the Control Panel Opens-> Click on Advanced System Settings.

Click Advanced System Settings

3. Under the Advanced Tab there is a field called Startup and Recovery-> Click on Settings of that field.

Settings of Startup and Recovery

4. To change default location of Kernel Memory Dump, select Kernel Memory Dump under Write Debugging Information Field and type the following command %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP in the Dump File Field-> Click OK.

Kernel Memory Dump

5. To change default location of Complete Memory Dump, select Complete Memory Dump under Write Debugging Information Field and type the following command %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP in the Dump File Field-> Click OK.

Complete Memory Dump

6. To change default location of Small Memory Dump, select Small Memory Dump under Write Debugging Information Field and type the following command C:\Users\Public\Minidump in the Dump File Field-> Click OK.

Mini Dump

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