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  • How do i delete my dump files and where are they stored on my laptop?
    Friday, December 14, 2012 2:25 PM


  • Hi,

    By default, when a crash occur, a minidump is created under %systemroot%\minidumps like c:\windows\minidumps. If your system is configured to generate a full dump then MEMORY.DMP file will be created under %systemroot%\.

    I would suggest you to delete the dump files using disk cleanup, please follow the steps below:

    To delete files using Disk Cleanup

    The following procedure cleans up files associated with your user account. You can also use Disk Cleanup to clean up all the files on your computer.

    1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Disk Cleanup, and then, in the list of results, click Disk Cleanup.

    2. In the Drives list, click the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

    3. In the Disk Cleanup dialog box, on the Disk Cleanup tab, select the check boxes for the file types that you want to delete, and then click OK.

    4. In the message that appears, click Delete files.

    For more information, please refer the link mentioned below:


    More reference about dump file: How to read the small memory dump files that Windows creates for debugging

    Hope this helps.

    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Luigi BrunoMVP Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, December 24, 2012 8:58 AM
    Monday, December 17, 2012 7:13 AM