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The user interface

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The Minidump Manager user interface is shown below.






The top of the display allows you to choose between viewing all of the minidumps or a subset of the minidumps.


All instructionStep all minidumps found


User instructionStep all minidumps under the c:\users directory


Custom instructionStep all minidumps found in locations outside the c:\users directory


The display shows one minidump per line.


Each line displays the minidump file location, the date of the minidump, the size of the minidump, the type of minidump the processor architecture of the target executable and the operating system the executable was running on. If an exception is present a description of the exception, the DLL the exception happened in and the address of the exception are displayed.
The display can be sorted by each column. Click the column header to choose which column to sort. Click the same column header again to reverse the sorting direction.


The display is colour coded according to the type of minidump. This colour coding can be enabled or disable from the File menu.



Context Menu


There is a context menu which you can access by right clicking on any minidump. This provides options for launching debuggers and minidump visualisers.






Visual Studio


Visual Studio is launched to open the minidump. Unless otherwise configured, the Visual Studio chosen will be the most recently released Visual Studio installed on the machine.




WinDbg is launched to open the minidump. Unless otherwise configured, the WinDbg chosen will be the most recently released WinDbg installed on the machine.


VM Validator


VM Validator is launched to visualise the memory layout of the minidump. You can download VM Validator for free.


Minidump Browser


Minidump Browser is launched to allow you to explore the data streams inside a minidump. You can download Minidump Browser for free.


Open Folder...


The specified folder is opened in Windows Explorer.