The File Extensions Database


.DUMP File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an .DUMP file?

.DUMP is Google BreakPad Crash Log File

Crash log generated by Google BreakPad, a crash reporting tool used by Mozilla Firefox and other programs; may be saved by the program to the user's local file system when the program crashes, along with .EXTRA files.

DUMP files can be submitted with EXTRA files to the software developer so that the cause of the crash can be determined.

NOTE: DUMP files generated by Mozilla Firefox are saved to the [user]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Crash Reports\pending\ directory.

Programs that open Google BreakPad Crash Log File
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox

How to solve problems with DUMP files

  • Associate the DUMP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DUMP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DUMP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DUMP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DUMP is Google BreakPad Crash Log File. Because only the current version supports the latest DUMP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .DUMP is Google BreakPad Crash Log File update.
  • To make sure that your DUMP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.