How to Delete System Error Memory Dump Files On Windows 10

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on June 26, 2021 by Larious

Although Windows 10 is right now the most popular desktop operating, it’s not without its flaws. Compared to every other desktop operating system, Windows 10 has more bugs.

A regular user often deals with different types of errors while using Windows like BSOD errors, system crashes, driver errors, and more. Although most Windows 10 problems can be fixed via troubleshooter utility, BSOD errors were quite tough to resolve. You also might need to access the crash dump file to fix the BSOD error.

What is System Error Memory Dump Files?

On Windows 10, whenever a critical error occurs like BSOD, the operating system creates memory dump files. These files were known as ‘Crash Dumps.’

The crash dump file of Windows 10 contains a copy of the system memory at the moment of the crash, allowing users to diagnose the problem later.

The file is usually stored in the local system folder, and it gets overwrite automatically whenever the system encounters a BSOD. The memory dump file has information that can be very helpful to developers and IT admins.

Also Read: Can My PC Run Windows 11? Here’s how to Check!

Steps to Remove System Error Memory Dump Files

Well, if your PC has enough free storage left, it’s best to leave the Memory Dump files. However, if your PC runs short on storage space, you could delete those memory dump files to free up some space.

Important: If your system is getting lots of BSOD errors, don’t delete those files. They can help you troubleshoot the BSOD errors.

1. First of all, click on the Start button and select ‘Settings.’

2. On the Settings page, click on the ‘System’ option.

3. On the System page, click on the ‘Storage‘ option.

4. On the right pane, click on the ‘Temporary files’ option.

5. On the next page, check the box ‘System error memory dump files and then click on the ‘Remove‘ button.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can delete Windows 10 system error memory dump files.

2. Using Disk Cleanup Tool

Windows 10 also has a Disk Cleanup tool that scans and clears junk files from the PC. Here’s how to use the Disk Cleanup tool to delete System Error memory dump files.

1. First of all, click on the Windows search and search for ‘Disk Cleanup.’

2. Open the Disk Cleanup utility from the list and choose your local drive. Once done, click on the ‘Ok’ button.

3. Check the ‘System error memory dump files and ‘System error minidump files’ on the Disk Cleanup utility. Next, click on the ‘Ok‘ button.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can use the Disk Cleanup utility to clear System error memory dump files.

So, this article is all about how to delete the system error memory dump files to free up storage space. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.


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