I am going Google Chrome, on Windows XP. Sometimes it crashed, and I want to know where the crash dump is located, just for fun.

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There is no longer an 'under the hood' option anymore and hence the above answer is obsolete and no longer of any use. With a newer version of chrome you need to enable crash logs by going to

  1. settings/privacy
  2. enabling: Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google.
  3. After that you can check your crash logs here: chrome://crashes/
  • Correct answer here and was a great help. Thank you Ryan.
    – Mr Griever
    Oct 18, 2013 at 20:28
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    in chrome://crashes there is only a list, not the crash dump... how to read these?
    – davidhq
    Oct 8, 2014 at 14:59
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    The last dump files themselves are stored under %HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Crashpad\reports, you don't even need to enable reporting...
    – toster-cx
    Jun 9, 2017 at 18:21

As far as I know you cannot see crash dumps / logs unless you've started chrome with the

--enable-logging --v=1 (in Linux)

flag. Otherwise the only thing you see will be the crashID.

Please refer to this page for more information regarding chrome and debuging/logging.


Though I'd be a happy person if someone proved me wrong and showed a way for retrieving a crashdump / log based on crashID ( f5bf0cf6f184b9d2 )


You can get the dmp file and analyze it following these directions: http://www.chromium.org/developers/decoding-crash-dumps

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    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – Mokubai
    Jul 20, 2015 at 21:15

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