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Learn about the Windows memory dump file and whether it can be deleted. Also, discover how to recover lost data in case of accidental deletion. Recommended for its knowledge points.

Can memory dump file be deleted?

I. What is a Windows memory dump file? Can it be deleted?

Windows memory dump files, also known as virtual memory, are generated when the system encounters a serious error, such as a blue screen of death. These files contain crucial information, including the cause of the error, previously active processes, and event timestamps. By analyzing this information, you can diagnose and determine the root cause of the problem.
The Windows system automatically creates a single memory dump file, typically located at C:\Windows\Memory.DMP, whenever a blue screen appears. This file is overwritten each time a blue screen occurs and can reach a size of 800MB or more. It contains detailed data that can assist technicians in troubleshooting system crashes and other issues. If the problem is resolved or the file is no longer needed, you can delete the memory dump file to free up storage space.
Alternatively, there are mini memory dump files that contain less detailed information. These files can be found in the C:\Windows\Minidump folder and are considered more useful due to their smaller size and essential information about system crashes.
Now that you understand the purpose and function of Windows memory dump files, you can safely delete them if you determine they are not needed to solve the problem. This will help free up valuable memory storage space. Let’s continue learning about the specific steps for deleting these files.

II. How to safely delete Windows memory dump files?

1. Delete the memory dump file in Windows settings

In the Windows settings, you can quickly find the memory dump file and delete it. The specific steps are as follows:
Step 1: Run the computer, open the (Start) menu in the lower left corner and click the (Settings) button.
settings in Windows
Step 2: Click (System), then switch to the (Storage) option and find (Temporary Files) on the right.
Windows temporary files
Step 3: In the pop-up setting window, check the (system error memory dump file). If you do not need to clear other temporary files, you can uncheck them. Finally, click the (Remove files) button to delete the memory dump file.
Remove temporary files on Windows 10

2. Use Disk Management to clear the memory dump file

Disk management is an important component of computer management. With this program, you can check program errors, clean up disk fragments, and so on. Therefore, you can use this function to delete the memory dump files generated by system errors.
Step 1: Run the computer, open the search box in the lower left corner to search and open the (Disk Cleanup) program.
disk cleanup
Step 2: In the drive options, select the C: drive and click (OK).
Step 3: Check the (System Error Memory Dump File) option and click the (OK) button. After that, the system will clean it up.
run disk cleanup

3. Delete the dump file with the help of command prompt

If you are accustomed to using the command prompt to solve computer failures, you can use the following command to quickly delete the memory dump file.
Enter (cmd) in the Windows search box, right-click (command prompt) and run as an administrator. Next, enter the command (del /f /s /q %systemroot%\memory.dmp) and press (Enter).
Enter the corresponding delete command
In addition, if you want to delete the minidump file, please enter the command (del /f /s /q %systemroot%\minidump\*.*) and press (Enter).
Enter the command line to delete the minidump file
There are three effective methods for removing Windows memory dump files. While using a computer, it is common to accidentally delete files due to mistakes. In such cases, professional data recovery software can be used to retrieve the lost data. We suggest using Renee Undeleter for this task. For those who require assistance, please read on.

III. Use Renee Undeleter to recover data when files are accidentally deleted

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter is a software specially used to restore various data files. When you accidentally delete important files by mistake, empty the recycle bin, or format the disk/memory card/U disk, etc., you can use this tool Get lost data back. The software covers four major functional modules, including file recovery, format recovery, partition recovery and image creation, so it can help you solve many data loss problems that may occur during system use, which is very convenient.
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2. How to recover accidentally deleted files with Renee Undeleter?

Step 1: Download, install, and run Renee Undeleter. Select the (Fast Partition Scan) option in the main interface.
Note: Avoid installing on a disk that requires data restoration to prevent data overwriting. If a file is deleted from the built-in disk and the deletion occurred recently, you can use the “file recovery” function. However, if the disk has been formatted and the file is lost, or the deletion occurred a while ago, or you need to restore data from an external disk, you can utilize the “Whole Partition Scan” or “Whole Disk Scan” function.
fast partition scan with Renee Undeleter
Data recovery function introduction:
Fast Partition Scan – Quickly retrieve files lost due to accidental deletion or emptying the recycle bin.
Whole Partition Scan – Quickly recover files lost due to inaccessible or formatted partitions.
Whole Disk Scan – Analyze and get partition information and perform a full scan of the entire partition.
Image Creation – You can create a mirror image for a partition to back up the current partition state.
Step 2: Next, select the partition where the lost data is located and click on (Next).
scan disk with Renee Undeleter
Step 3: Select the (Fast Scan) option and click the (Next) button.

It should be noted that “Fast Scan” only scans the first 30GB of the remaining space of the selected disk. If the desired file is not found after scanning, you can use “Deep Scan” to try to scan the hard disk partition again. It will take more time, but more file data can be scanned.

fast scan lost data
Step 4: You can double-click on the file to preview, then check the file that needs to be recovered, and click the (Recover) button.
recover files with Renee Undeleter