Stop Windows 10 Overwriting Memory Dump File

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Memory Dump File Keeps Getting Overwritten In Windows 10

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

By default Windows 10 is normally set to overwrite the dump file to help keep its size file small because if you are encountering a few problems with your computer it does not take long for the memory dump file to increase in size. But if you want to keep a record of all the crashes of your system when Windows 10 has a system failure then you will need to disable the setting that keeps overwriting the dump file. It makes it very hard for you to figure out the cause of the crashes if there is more than one different cause, and Windows 10 keeps overwriting the memory dump file only showing the one issue.

Disable Windows 10 Replacing Memory Dump File:

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

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

3. You will now see a list of settings under “System failure” > You need to untick the option for “Overwrite any existing file” then click the “OK” button

That’s how you can stop Windows 10 from overwriting your dump file. You might want to keep an eye on the size of the dump file as it can get large.

If you have a few problems over time check out this post to see how you can manually remove the memory dump file, or if you prefer you can do it within Disk clean-up.

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