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How to Delete System Error Memory Dump Files

You just find that your computer is lack of free space, then you run Disk Cleanup on your computer. As the result shows, you may be shocked by that System error memory dump files is taking up a lot of your disk’s space. Then here comes your questions: What are System error memory dump files? Can I delete System error memory dump files? If yes, how can I delete them?

Don’t worry. You’ll learn everything about System error memory dump files. Read on…

What are System error memory dump files?

System error memory dump files are created when Windows system crashes (known as Blue Screen of Death error) on your computer. The crested dump files help support-engineers to diagnose the crash error occurred on your computer. System error memory dump files can be helpful though, they may take up huge disk space. So if you’re not going to solve a system crash error or the problem has been solved, you can delete the existing System error memory dump files on your computer to free up space.

How to delete System error memory dump files?

Below you’ll learn 3 methods to delete System error memory dump files on your computer. Just pick one way you like. If the one you choose fails, proceed to try another one.

Furthermore, if you want to free up more disk space on your computer, proceed to try Method 4 & 5.

Pick the way you prefer:

Method 1: Use Disk CleanUp

1) Type disk cleanup in the search box from the Start menu. Then right-click on Disk Cleanup to select Run as administrator.

2) If there’s different volumes or disks on your computer, select the one you want to free up disk space for. (System error memory dump files are usually stored in you system disk  C.) If you only have one volume on your computer, skip this step.

3) Windows will then scan all files on your disk.

4) Tick on System error memory dump files. Then click Clean up system files.

Windows will then scan and remove the files automatically.

Method 2: Use Command Prompt

1) Type cmd in the search box from the Start menu. Then right-click on Comamnd Prompt to select Run as administrator.

2) Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

3) On the open black window, type the following command and press Enter. (You can directly copy the command here then paste it on the Command Prompt window.)

Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

4) Select System error memory dump files, then click OK. The files would be deleted automatically by Disk Cleanup during its scheduled run times.

Method 3: Delete the files directly in the specific folder

Without using the Disk Cleanup utility, you can choose to delete System error memory dump files physically.

Here’s how you can do it:

First, you need to find out where the dump files are stored.

1) Type control in the search box from the Start menu. Then click Control Panel from the result.

2) Click System when choosing to view by Large icons.

3) Click Advanced system settings.

4) On the Advanced tab, click Settings of Startup and Recovery.

5) You’ll then see the location of dump files in the Dump file section. Then copy the content before MEMORY.DMP.

Second, go to the specific folder:

6) On your keyboard, hold down the Windows logo key and press R to open a Run box.

7) Paste the content and press Enter.

8) Type MEMORY.DMP in the search box on the pop up folder window.

9) Right-click on the file detected, then Delete.

Note: If after deleting System error memory dump files, you’re expecting more free disk space on your computer, go on to try the following methods.

Method 4: Disable the Indexing Service on your hard disk

Indexing Service improves searching performances on your computer. However, many users have reported that it may eats the disk space. So you can disable this service to free up disk space.

Go on with these steps:

1) Right-click on the Disk C on your computer to select Properties.

2) Un-tick Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties. Then Apply.

3) Click OK.

4) Click Continue to give the access to the operation.

5) Click Ignore All.

Windows should then remove System error memory dump files.

Method 5: Remove the unnecessary files on your computer

You can run the following commands on your computer to remove those unnecessary files on your computer, like the system log files, temporary files and so on.

1) Type cmd in the search box from Start. Then right-click Command Prompt to select Run as administrator.

2) On the pop-up Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter after each.

fsutil usn deletejournal /d /n c:

del “%temp%*” /s /f /q

del “C:$Recycle.bin*” /s /f /q

del “%systemroot%temp*” /s /f /q

vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all /quiet

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

3) Restart your computer.

 

Have you ever successfully free up much disk space on your computer? What methods have you tried? Feel free to comment below with your own experiences.

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