How To Manually Delete Windows 10 Memory Dump File

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Manually Remove Memory Dump File in Windows 10

In this Windows 10 post, we will be showing you how to delete the memory dump file on your PC or laptop.

Depending on what settings you have set for your memory dump files will depend on the size of the dump file. For example, if you have set your dump file to get overwritten when it encounters a system failure, then the size of the memory dump file shouldn’t be too large. We have written the steps below showing you how to delete Windows 10 memory dump file.

Deleting Memory Dump File In Windows 10:

1. First, open the start menu and search “View Advanced System Settings” and open it

2. Once open now click the “Advanced” tab > Under “Start-up and Recovery” click the “Settings” button

3. Under “Dump file” copy the path where the dump file is being saved

4. Now open File Explorer and paste the path and find the filename (For example we are currently in C:\Windows looking for a file called memory.dmp which is usually the default)

5. Once you have found the file delete it (Remember once you have deleted the file you will not be able to view its contents but a new memory dump file will be created if your system crashes)

Default Memory Dump File Location In Windows 10: %SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP

There you have it that’s how you manually delete the memory dump file in Windows 10. These dump files are very handy when trying to detect what is causing your system to fail. So deleting the current file will make it even easier for you to find the issue if you previously had lots of different errors within the file because it was really old.

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Check out the video tutorial here on Manually Delete Memory Dump File In Windows 10 if you are getting stuck.

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