Reporting a Notepad++ crash and CrashDumps files
mkupper last edited by
When Notepad++ crashes and leaves a .dmp file in the CrashDumps folder is there anything useful in the .dmp file that can be included in a crash report on this forum? What tools do I need and what do I do to extract the data from a .dmp file?
The cause of the crash is likely my fumble-fingering a set of unknown keys that likely included one or more of Ctrl, Home, and/or Page Up when in the middle of typing in a .txt file.
As there’s not a lot that seems useful to report I was interested in additional data that could be useful. That’s why I asked about what could be extracted from a .dmp file.
FWIW, on restarting npp after the crash I had a situation similar to this earlier crash report where the file I was working on was blank/empty. I saw that the tab was red indicating the file had been edited since it was opened and so unlike the earlier report, I did not save the empty file on top of my file and so only lost the last couple of minutes of typing which I was able to recover from a the screen shot I took of npp while it still had the crash notice up on the screen.
chcg last edited by
At least the debug info of n++ at ?->Debug Info … is of interest regarding win version, n++ version, plugins. With the matching pdb files it is possible to open the dmp file in VS debugger, see e.g. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/4c10f189-9338-4b9f-a980-1ad297c8ad16/loading-source-files-for-post-mortem-debugging-with-a-minidump-file?forum=vsdebug. Please report at https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/issues.