CrashDump Extractor

Monitors a given folder, extracts new crash dump files, then allows you to analyze information regarding the reason of the crash and the stack trace

What’s new in CrashDump Extractor

  • Fixed potential crash on Initialization
  • Fixed an issue where some settings in combobox where changing on page scroll (lang, theme)
  • Minor UI fixes

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Mainly designed for software developers, CrashDump Extractor can process crash dump files to reveal information concerning the cause of the crash, which is ultimately the first step towards finding a solution for the problem. To put it another way, this application can help software authors transform raw crash dump files received from software users into bugs that need fixing.

Shows the bucket ID and the stack trace for modules in dump files

First of all, it must be noted that the command line debugger (CDB.exe) from Microsoft’s Debugging Tools is required for this application to work, so users have to make sure they have it installed on their PC and then add its location in the dedicated field of CrashDump Extractor.

The main window of the application is well-organized, displaying separate fields for changing the paths of the symbols and the source files. The console is the place where all the actions are recorded and logged, and where possible errors are displayed.

Moving further on to the ‘Database’ tab, users will find all the modules that are mentioned inside the dump file, along with the version of the software, the bucket ID, and the stack trace. With all this information, developers should be able to detect the problem and log it as a bug that requires fixes in future releases.

On-demand dump file analysis and folder monitoring capabilities

A plus of CrashDump Extractor is that it also features some automation capabilities. To be more specific, not only that it allows on-demand dump file analysis, but it can also actively monitor a particular folder on the local PC and parse all the dump files that end up in that location.

Therefore, if the developer saves all the dump files received from the software users in the same location, it is possible to have CrashDump Extractor analyze them without too much intervention.

A way to analyze crash dump files and identify bugs

CrashDump Extractor makes use of the Windows debugger to extract information stored in dump files generated by the operating system when an application crashes. Developers can then detect the bug and its causes, and try to find fixes. To avoid unintended data loss, users should remember that deleting a dump file from the program will also erase the data from the disk.

Filed under

Crash dump analysis Memory dump Dump file analyzer Dump Crash Analysis Memory

CrashDump Extractor was reviewed by
Mihaela Teodorovici


CrashDump Extractor for Windows

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