You can delete these .dmp files to free up space, which is a good idea because they may be very large in size — if your computer has blue-screened, you may have a MEMORY.DMP file of 800 MB or more taking up space on your system drive. Windows helps you automatically delete these files.
Thereof, what is a memory dump file?
The debugging information can be written to different file formats (also known as memory dump files) when your computer stops unexpectedly because of a Stop error (also known as a "blue screen," system crash, or bug check). You can also configure Windows not to write debugging information to a memory dump file.
Where can I find the memory dump file?
The default location of the dump file is %SystemRoot%memory.dmp or C:Windowsmemory.dmp if C: is the system drive. Windows can also capture small memory dumps which occupy less space. These dumps are created at %SystemRoot%Minidump.dmp (C:WindowsMinidump.dump if C: is the system drive).
What is memory dump in Linux?
Linux Memory Extractor (LiME) is a Loadable Kernel Module (LKM), which allows the acquisition of volatile memory from Linux and Linux-based devices, such as those powered by Android. The tool supports dumping memory either to the file system of the device or over the network.