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Today I was debugging an issue where Microsoft Visual Studio was closing at random in a Microsoft Visual Studio Package. We narrowed down the issue to a previous Microsoft bug report. I came to a point where Microsoft Visual Studio was creating a mini dump file.

Visual Studio Send Information

After some quick thinking, I downloaded and installed Debugging Tools for Windows. I then opened WinDbg and clicked on Open Crash Dump and navigated to the location above.

WinDbg Open Crash Dump

Your final result will look something like this:


If you are looking for more information on how to analyze a mini dump file or how to tell WinDbg to use a symbol server then continue reading here.

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